Windows 3.0 under Virtual PC (again)

A long time ago I posted about the fact that if you try run Windows 3.0 under Virtual PC – it will only work if you use the EGA video driver – and even then the color pallete will be corrupted (http://blogs.msdn.com/virtual_pc_guy/archive/2004/10/20/244938.aspx)

Well – thanks to Rick Towns I now know how to get Windows 3.0 to run in all of its VGA glory under Virtual PC.  The trick is to run Windows 3.0 in ‘real mode’ or ‘standard mode’ (as opposed to the default ‘enhanced mode’).  This can be done by simply typing ‘WIN /R’ or ‘WIN /S’ to launch Windows 3.0.

Then both the EGA and VGA drivers will work perfectly:

Windows 3.0 under Virtual PC

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Thanks Rick!

Cheers,
Ben