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User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4899 posts, RR: 9
Posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1017 times:

I found an OLD laptop down in my basement (first the face on the wall, then an old Atari, now an old laptop!:D) and I'm trying to figure out how to use it. It's gonna be trash, but my dad wanted to see if I could try to operate it.

Anyway, when I turn it on, it goes straight to MS-DOS, when I KNOW that Windows 3.1 is installed on it, but I don't know how to get it there. Anyone able to help?

BTW, the laptop is a Toshiba Satellite T1910CS for all you computer geeks out there Big grin


Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
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User currently offlineThecoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1010 times:

I used to have the same laptop ha ha. I can't remember that far back, but if you ask someone who's super good with diagnostics...like your local computer repair store, they may be able to give you an answer over the phone.

Stick it on ebay. You never know what people will buy.


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21554 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1003 times:

Type "win"<Return>.

But only if you´re really into masochism.  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4899 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 997 times:

Didn't work...

C:>"win"
Bad command or file name

C:>"win"
Syntax error



Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4899 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 996 times:

Wait, I got it to work! Thanks, Klaus! Big thumbs up


Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
User currently offlineAM744 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 1794 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 988 times:

LOL. There was a joke around the net years ago(1995) about a kid who was mislead by the c:> prompt he came across when using an old computer and his grandpa got him out of trouble. I think the day has come... Don't take me wrong guys I just found this peculiar. Good night.

User currently offlineStarAC17 From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 3440 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 965 times:

Type

c:>cd windows
c:>win

the autoexec.bat file may not have the right path command to let you type win anywhere



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User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4641 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 941 times:

Star you forgot the backslash  Big grin


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User currently offlineDABZF From Germany, joined Mar 2004, 1202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 934 times:

hmmmm.... Windows 3.1.... when Windows worked properly  Big grin
... I miss those times  Laugh out loud



I like driving backwards in the fog cause it doesn't remind me of anything - Chris Cornell
User currently onlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6123 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 923 times:

Hell yeah - those were the days, when solitaire was a top of the line game along with Commander Keen & Formula 1  Insane

User currently offlineOYRJA From Denmark, joined Feb 2007, 78 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 922 times:

Hell yeah - those were the days, when solitaire was a top of the line game along with Commander Keen & Formula 1

Yup.... But you forgot to mention the very first Flight Sim that was made Big grin
And of course the best Football manager game "The Manager" as well  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineMerC From Sweden, joined Dec 2003, 590 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 908 times:

Damn, I miss Windows 3.1! We had that on our first computer.
Good times!  Smokin cool



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User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4641 posts, RR: 35
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 902 times:

Anybody remember those games by Sierra like Space Quest, Police Quest, and Leisure Suit Larry? Big grin


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User currently offlineDABZF From Germany, joined Mar 2004, 1202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 899 times:

Leisure Suit Larry Big grin
... hell yeah  Big grin



I like driving backwards in the fog cause it doesn't remind me of anything - Chris Cornell
User currently offlineOYRJA From Denmark, joined Feb 2007, 78 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 897 times:

Anybody remember those games by Sierra like Space Quest, Police Quest, and Leisure Suit Larry?

ahhh................ Real classics  Big thumbs up
I had Police Quest and LSL my self. Man a guy could spend hours with those games. But it irritates me pretty much that I wasn't able to get thru the damn game.


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 25027 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 893 times:

Klaus still uses Windows 3.1 because he cant afford anything better  Wink/being sarcastic


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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12472 posts, RR: 17
Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 891 times:
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Windows 3.1 and Commander Keen.....the good old times Smile Still remember the first time I used Win 3.1.......As old people would say...."that was a very long time ago Big grin"

I also enjoyed the game Robocop, having plenty of highspeed crashes on that game Smile


User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4899 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 874 times:

"Still remember the first time I used Win 3.1"
I do too...

...YESTERDAY Big grin

BTW, I found Tetris on here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Big thumbs up



Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 868 times:

Hell, I still remember using Windows 2.11 when that was considered pretty advanced.

One thing I miss - even on those old clunky 8086 and 286 PCs, Windows would fully boot up in about 7 seconds. Not that you could use Windows for very much at the time...

Charles


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21554 posts, RR: 53
Reply 19, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 844 times:

GKirk: Klaus still uses Windows 3.1 because he cant afford anything better

Good luck getting me provoked with puny insults like that.  Wink/being sarcastic

But I guess it´s a side effect of you having to cope with Windows combined with that perpetual hangover of yours...  Nuts


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 25027 posts, RR: 56
Reply 20, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 839 times:

Klaus, if I was going to properly insult you I would call you either French or George W Bush (or Monica Lewinsky)


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently onlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6123 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 834 times:

Let's not forget the oh-so-wonderful printers that were common at the time. Who needs a laser printer to print a 50-page report, when you can have a printer that takes the same amount of time to produce around half a page  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 22, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 809 times:

Can I have the laptop?!? I still support an old system written on Win 3.1 and VB 3, but had to leave my laptop behind when my prior company shut down. I am just hoping not to have to make any changes to the code since I do not have the O/S!


But that was when I ruled the world
User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4899 posts, RR: 9
Reply 23, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 797 times:

NEVA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Laugh out loud


Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7824 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 787 times:

The best, or worst part, of Win 3.1 and DOS combo is the old memory management system. 640K base memory max, and whatever else was extended memory. Some programs, mostly games demanded a lot of that 640k base, and if you didn't have your system set up right games would not work. And it didn't matter if you had 16 mb of memory in your computer.


Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
25 MD11Engineer : I think I stil have a lot of Windows 3.1 and Sado-Maso DOS software around somewhere... Jan
26 Post contains images Klaus : GKirk: Klaus, if I was going to properly insult you I would call you either French Thank you! GKirk: or George W Bush I may be stupid, but I´m not th
27 Post contains images N243NW : Star you forgot the backslash Isn't it a forward slash? -N243NW
28 ClassicLover : Wish I still had a Win 3.1 box... Heaps of old games just can't run on a PC... even using DosBox, which needs a mega processor to run the old games pr
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