Originally Posted by cavallino
I think the first windows I used was 3.1. I remember you had to type "win" in DOS to start windows.
The early Windows were separate from DOS (You had to buy both DOS and Windows). Win was the .exe for Windows, which most just added to the boot up .bat file. I think DOS 6.2 is the last version I have before integration of both.
Originally Posted by AuraNova
That was a pretty cool "journey" into the upgrading process. That was a quick journey for sure. He didn't go over all of the work it took to get hardware drivers to work up through Win95.
My first Windows was 3.0 which was run on a 286 and, I believe, a 35MB HDD.
Yep, I had a 40 meg drive and didn't think I would ever fill it up! It would have been nice if he would have mentioned that early systems didn't have mice or sound cards. Notes played through the case speaker and the keyboard was all you had to use back then. Video cards started out with 16 colors and took many years of progression to get to 16 million colors. And can you say 6 megahertz? Press turbo and you get 12 Mhz!
I actually still own a 486 with turbo mode. We could talk 5-1/4" floppys too back then which I still have. I'm such a pack rat!