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Windows 3.1 beta crashed on 3rd-party DOS (wikipedia.org)
11 points by bro-stick on Sept 17, 2015 | hide | past | favorite | 4 comments



Win3.1 didn't crash, what it did do was throw up a fake error msg if you tried to install it on DR-DOS.

"drdos has problems running windows today. And I assume will have more problems in the future"

"You should make sure it has problems in the future :)"

http://edge-op.org/iowa/www.iowaconsumercase.org/011607/0000...


Although Win10 is smiling and waving hello, It's things like the "smile while pulling the trigger" citation that makes me never trust Microsoft.


TL;DR: DR-DOS routed around it and it cost MS .28 gigabucks after lawsuits.


Didn't Windows 95 have something similar to only load on DOS 7 ?




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