Solved I can't get a Windows NT 3.1 on a floppy disk.

March 20, 2013 at 18:25:30
Specs: Windows NT 3.1, 1024 MB
How can I get Windows NT 3.1 on a floppy disk? I tried to do it, but it won't fit! Please help me get Windows NT 3.1 onto a floppy disk!

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July 6, 2013 at 10:59:00
Good for you. You can buy a box of ten for a couple dollars. 10 dollars will get you all the floppy disks you need and brand new as well.

But it isn't going to help you get Windows NT 3.1 onto them, not without a lot of work.

Stuart



#1
March 21, 2013 at 14:25:27
There is no way you can get Windows NT on to a floppy disk. If you currently have it on CD, buy a CD drive for the computer.

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#2
May 21, 2013 at 16:00:30
Wow! Based on the only answer, there must be a LOT of other people asking this question. If I don't get an answer soon, I'll have to close this question down.

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#3
June 2, 2013 at 05:51:07
You wont get Windows NT 3.1 on a floppy disk, you will need 22 of them. Unless you are familiar with the loading sequence it would be an impossible task to convert a CD to floppy.

Best looking around for a floppy disk set but with an OS that old I don't hold out much hope.

Stuart


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#4
June 27, 2013 at 16:57:20
Sounds like you want an answer that says you can do it.

Sorry but it's impossible - like trying to put a gallon of water into a tea cup.

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#5
July 6, 2013 at 10:15:49
I actually have over 60 floppy disks!

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#6
July 6, 2013 at 10:59:00
✔ Best Answer
Good for you. You can buy a box of ten for a couple dollars. 10 dollars will get you all the floppy disks you need and brand new as well.

But it isn't going to help you get Windows NT 3.1 onto them, not without a lot of work.

Stuart


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#7
July 7, 2013 at 13:45:41
I would add that if you are going to use 1GB RAM, NT 4.0 or 2000 would be a better choice. Many more programs available that could utilize that much RAM. You also have to employ a lot of hacks much of the time to run 32-bit software under NT 3.x because of the 16-bit GUI.

You're not going any higher than 16-bit Internet Explorer 5 on NT 3.x. Under NT 4.0 you can even use YouTube with a newer version of Opera or Firefox (IE6 is pretty dead now, crashes a lot) and Flash Player 8.

http://sdfox7.com


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#8
July 15, 2013 at 15:19:52
wrong youtube with flash also works on nt3.51, and so does firefox 2, and vlc 0.8.4
btw the nt3.x gui is 32 bit to the bone, no 16 bit, only it can run 16 bit programs

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#9
July 17, 2013 at 08:21:36
I'm going to use 4GB of RAM!

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#10
July 17, 2013 at 23:05:07
@Montana

I never said the programs wouldn't work. I simply said it required hacks. Much more so than Windows 95/NT 4.0.

Besides, the OP is running NT 3.1, not NT 3.51. So your points about Firefox, VLC, don't apply.

I have nothing against running old software, I do it all the time. On old hardware that it was designed for.

I think it's odd someone would utilize 2 decade old software on newer and extremely fast hardware. Quite frankly 1GB RAM on NT 3.x is a waste. The software wouldn't even use it.

http://sdfox7.com


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#11
July 19, 2013 at 02:27:23
SDfox:

If you find something to be odd, well your opinion might be irrelevant to other people, with all due respect. Everyone shall do as he pleases with his own property.

You consider NT3.51, from 1995, a waste, and at the same time, you recommend NT4, from 1996, duh... big difference that makes in 2013 ;-) And how can you even mention win95 which is extremely unstable and crashes every 5 mins if used with "newer" software...

Having said that, I never said one should buy the latest i7 and install 3.51... but speaking from personal expericence, if you use a pentium 3 with 256 mb, divx movies, youtube, and firefox run unusably slow on 3.51, with a p4 and 512mb it's a lot better, never tried 1gb though.

You can use the old hardware "that it was designed for" as you say but then you will never be able to use the programs I mentioned, of course.

As for NT3.1, it is pretty well unusable nowadays, no hacks possible, I'm afraid.


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#12
August 11, 2013 at 18:09:15
If you want, I could use a native computer from 1991 topped off with 3MB of RAM and 3.5 and 5.25" floppy drives and a 9-pin graphics card with an AMDEK monochrome CRT monitor hooked up to it with a 30MB hard drive and MS-DOS 6.22 and Windows 3.1. Don't be shy, I have all that hardware/software.

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#13
August 11, 2013 at 18:20:46
By the way, my birthday is coming up tomorrow. Just wanted to let you know.

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#14
January 7, 2014 at 22:40:57
I didn't get any replies since July! I will close this question by Feb 1st if this remains inactive until then.

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#15
January 8, 2014 at 06:16:25
OK the joke is over. Next question "how do I get a gallon of water into a thimble".

Happy Birthday.

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#16
January 9, 2014 at 15:15:01
You should have said that 5 months ago! My birthday was in August!

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#17
January 9, 2014 at 15:27:16
You are so right.
Reason, when you posted #14 this post was flagged up to me (as I had responded in #4). OK, I guess I should have rechecked the dates but gaps are not usually that long and even Mary Poppins was only "practically" perfect in every way. Anyway, take it as Happy Birthday in advance for 2015.

Just for info, there is no closure facility that I know of (correct me if I'm wrong again and have missed something new). It is now marked as "Solved" due to you selecting Best Answer but threads remain open for months.

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#18
January 9, 2014 at 15:33:25
Thank you very much.

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#19
March 18, 2014 at 23:41:41
I wasn't sarcastic in post #18. I was just trying to comply with the 4 word min. limit.

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#20
March 19, 2014 at 13:34:38
No problem - that's understood.

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#21
May 23, 2017 at 05:54:49
if you are thinking about stripping it enough to run from floppy, been there and couldnt do it sadly :(

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#22
May 23, 2017 at 07:52:18
Re #21
Wow, I was wrong to suggest posts stay open for months, it seems they must stay open forever. I guess it is just possible someone is still waiting for an answer to a thread starter in 2013.

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