Windows 3.11 on Virtual PC

The next operating system to look at under Virtual PC is the pinnacle of 16bit Windows – Windows 3.11.  Windows 3.11 installs with no problems under Virtual PC – however to get the best experience under Windows 3.11 you should configure the following settings:

1) Install the Creative Labs Sound Blaster 1.0 driver

2) Install the S3 Video Driver for Windows 3.11

This can be downloaded from ftp://ftp.nsysu.edu.tw/Hardware/vendor/S3/764drv/w3117004.zip and can be installed by running ‘setup’ in the Windows directory.

Windows 3.11 was the first version of Windows to ship with MineSweeper (as shown below).  It was also the first version of Windows to support networking (I am planning to do a separate post on how to setup networking – as it gets complex :-)).

Windows 3.11 running under Virtual PC

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Cheers,
Ben