I was googleing about, and came across this. As far as I know at the moment, this is the only place you can find information about running Ultrix on SIMHâ€™s MicroVAX II.
I donâ€™t know if anyone cares about such an odd ball one, but I thought Iâ€™d throw it outâ€¦
*This post is now just historical the downloads in question are long gone.
Internet Explorer 6
Well I was going thru some boxes, and I pulled out this copy of Windows NT 4.0 workstation that I got in Japanâ€¦Â I figured Iâ€™d install it to see if there was any cool themes/backgrounds unique to Japan..Â There was some stuff for Windows 95 & 98 but not as much for NT.
Anyways Microsoft wonâ€™t let you download the full version of IE6.. Which is going to be an issue â€œone dayâ€ but for now you can trick the site to giving you everythingâ€¦
First download ie6setup.exe:
Click here for the English download
Click here for the Japanese download.
Then you have to run it as:
“C:\Downloads\ie6setup.exe” /c:”ie6wzd.exe /d /s:””#E”
Then you can select your editions, and save it to a folder.. You should save this as it will disappear one dayâ€¦.
Also You will want the mp3 codec that were targeted for Windows 95, but will work on Windows NT 4.0
l3codecp.exeÂ The MP3 codec for Windows
I hope they get them back up soon.. In the meantime I finished my Windows 95 notes (well for now) and I have put them on gunkies.
Iâ€™ve also done some preliminary notes on Windows NT 4.0.
Anyways itâ€™s been â€¦ boring.. so I thought Iâ€™d kick this much into the systemâ€¦ I may also start hocking some pre-installed OEM Qemu stuffâ€¦ lol.
This is where I keep all my notes, and Iâ€™d encourage others to come on and fill in the MASSIVE blanksâ€¦
I still think itâ€™s got great potential but that my be just me..
Also The Unix Heritage Society has gone wiki as wellâ€¦ I wish I were an authority on ancient Unix, but it does have potential it only needs people to startâ€¦..
As someone has requested I have started to do lots of package updates for 4.3 BSD (the original/Vanilla version)â€¦ Sourceforge however is doing major updates again, and I cannot add anymore files to the download sectionsâ€¦
Again not to gripe but I do wish sourceforge would allow you to use the old UI while they are building this new oneâ€¦
Anyways Iâ€™ve managed to upload binutils/bison/flex/gmake & a few versions of GCC. I havenâ€™t built the c++ compiler as of yetâ€¦ I just built nethack but I canâ€™t finalize the upload though..
This post is just pure historical at this point.Â MSN has been shuttered, and it lives in through Escargo.
Well as long as you have either installed Terminal Server 4.0 in the â€˜right orderâ€™ or with Server / Workstation you can probably â€˜just installâ€™ this fix..
First you will need the MSN 5.0 client.Â It will install but on connecting itâ€™ll declare there is a newer version which itâ€™ll download but will not workâ€¦Â And youâ€™ll be stuck in a loop.
Thankfully, Jonathan Kay has a fix!
This looks like a bug and wouldn’t be the first time these older clients have been messed up.
I’ve made some enquires to find out one way or another.
I’ve modified the MSN Messenger 5.0 executable to lie to the service about it’s version so
you can login again. Obviously this probably isn’t a great solution, but it’s a workaround
for now. Simply unzip the exe into the \Program Files\MSN Messenger folder and it will work:
Microsoft MVP – Windows Live Messenger
MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
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MSN on terminal server
Well this is great news for NT 4.0 &Windows 2000 users!
I’ve been using NT 4.0 terminal server as of late, as my copy gives me 10 users and well.. it’s cool! One thing is the new XP and beyond terminal services clients will NOT work, but you can use the one that shipped with NT 4.0 just fine.
Anyways I’ve worked out this install order to get the most out of the thing.
- Install NT 4.0 TSE
- Install 4.0 Option pack with SMTP
- Install Service Pack 6 for Terminal Server
- Installer Windows installer 2.0
- Install Internet Explorer 5.5 (for MSJAVA) *skip webfolders.
- Install MSN Messenger 5.0 (really should be Escargot by now)
- Install Microsoft Office 97
- Install Microsoft Bookshelf 98
- Install Office 97 sp1
- Install Office 97 sp2
- Install Internet Explorer 6.0
This is the best way to “balance” the software as most things will NOT play nicely if it’s installed in the “wrong” order.. It’s.. annoying which means format & try AGAIN.. This is the drawback to Terminal Server 4.0 it was such a public ALPHA.
As it stands right now MSN messenger will not work, something about its reported version.. I’m working on a fix for that Also I’ll have to see about a good point to load in Visual C++ 2.1
I know for most people using mkisofs is second nature, but I needed to get a machine running MS-DOS without floppiesâ€¦ and it had to be on the bare metal.. Oh joy.
Now Iâ€™ve kind of done this before but Iâ€™ve never gotten it to preserve the directory structure. It seems that itâ€™s important to specify some outputâ€¦
The â€˜funâ€™ thing is that I was able to use virtual pc to build the boot diskette with IDE cdrom drivers, and make sure it works in that it mounted the CD and set the path thereâ€¦
So I have extracted my MS-DOS install from the floppies into a directory on my pc and I keep the file dos622_1.img in the same directory so mkisofs can place it in the image. Then itâ€™s just a matter of running:
..\mkisofs.exe -o ..\x.iso -J -r -v -V test_disk -b dos622_1.img .
And I get an x.iso that can boot MS-DOS, and has all the dos commands in place, I can partition & format the hard disk and copy DOS into place.
Itâ€™s not much to see, but if you need legacy stuff itâ€™ll be a life saver.. and I know Iâ€™ll end up losing the flags and needing them again!
The articles from Microsoft are available here and here.Â It sounds like some good funâ€¦.
This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Virtual PC and Microsoft Virtual Server. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could execute arbitrary code and take complete control of an affected guest operating system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.
I know Iâ€™ll be updating all my machinesâ€¦!
While I was looking around at fleshing some stuff out on gunkies I came across this little nugget of MS-DOS history.
You can actually download 86-DOS the precursor to MS-DOS!Â And it even includes a bunch of SOURCE CODE!Â The best part is the awesome emulation suite SIMH can run 86-DOS!
Ok, for the first part of this, I thought Iâ€™d try my MS-DOS build of SIMH 3.81 which can be found on the sourceforge pages here.Â Because Iâ€™m using a 64bit OS there is no 16bit environment to kick start DPMI stuff, so Iâ€™m using the most excellent DOSBox emulator.
Thanks to the hard work of Peter Schorn, you can download the run able image for 86-dos right here, then simply point the Altair z80 emulator from SIMH to it, and youâ€™ll be running in no time.
To run it, simply point the z80 emulator to the boostrap file 86dos.Â Then just follow the onscreen prompts.
Then youâ€™ll be up & running!Â Notice how the prompt is different from MS-DOS, and yet how familiar it â€˜feelsâ€™.Â Also check out the commands!
Rumor has it that edlin has largely remained the same, up to TODAY on 32 bit versions of Vista!Â I havenâ€™t even verified it, but it would prove interesting.
I should also point out that Peter has amassed quite the collection of CP/M images, programming languages and other interesting stuff here.