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System Requirements 3.1
System Requirements 3.11
Windows 3.1 Y2K info
Windows 3.11 Y2K info.
Basic MS-DOS Commands
What is a wild card
How to customize the Windows 3.1 and 3.11 Startup Logo

 

 

System Requirements 3.1

286 Processor or higher
1MB of RAM
20MB of Hard Drive space
CGA or Higher Graphics card
Keyboard and Mouse
MS-DOS 4.01 or higher
 

System Requirements 3.11

286 Processor or higher
2MB of RAM
25MB of Hard Drive space
CGA or Higher Graphics card
Keyboard and Mouse
Network Card (for network access)
MS-DOS 4.01 or higher

 

If you are still using Windows 3.1 or Windows 3.11 for workgroups, you have to download a y2k patch. This patch will upgrade the Windows File Manager. The following information was released from Microsoft Corp. Tech Net Article Q85557

Windows for Workgroups 3.11

This issue is resolved by the following updated file for Windows for Workgroups 3.11 only:

   Winfile.exe   version 3.11   dated 3/6/97 3:11a   170,496 bytes 

To install this update, follow these steps:

  1. Download the Wfwfilup.exe file from the Microsoft Software Library to an empty folder.
  2. In File Manager, double-click the Wfwfilup.exe file to expand the Winfile.exe file it contains.
  3. Quit Windows.
  4. Rename the Winfile.exe file in the Windows folder to Winfile.old.
  5. Copy the new Winfile.exe file to the Windows folder.
  6. Restart your computer.

Windows 3.1

This issue is resolved by the following updated file for Windows 3.1 only:

   Winfile.exe   version 3.10   dated 10/14/97 3:10a   146,864 bytes 

To install this update, follow these steps:

  1. Download the W31filup.exe file from the Microsoft Software Library to an empty folder.
  2. In File Manager, double-click the W31filup.exe file to expand the Winfile.exe file it contains.
  3. Quit Windows.
  4. Rename the Winfile.exe file in the Windows folder to Winfile.old.
  5. Copy the new Winfile.exe file to the Windows folder.
  6. Restart your computer.

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Software Library. Click the file names below to download the files:
Wfwfilup.exe Or from this web site Wfwfilup.exe

W31filup.exe Or from this web site W31filup.exe
 

 

Basic MS-DOS Commands

Copy

Erase

MD

RD

CD

CHKDSK

FDISK

More Detailed links

http://www.computerhope.com/msdos.htm

 

 

What is a wild card

A wild card is a character that means that anything matching the request with this area being different will come up in a search or command.  Wild cards in DOS are the *.

Examples of use.

Dir *.exe

will list one exe files on that given directory

Erase ~*.tmp

will erase only files that start with the ~ sign and have the extension tmp.

 

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