[vcf-midatlantic] Windows 1.04 SDK running in Bochs

Richard Cini rich.cini at verizon.net
Sat May 21 21:20:09 EDT 2016

Absolutely. Storage conditions are very important. Also, I find that the "older" disks are of better quality and hold the magnetic image better. I forget the technical term - coercivity maybe. Absolutely 0 read errors on disks 30 years old. I made images and also extracted contents to zip files. 

Thanks for being part of the bucket brigade getting the box to NY. Most of the docs are in binders so running them through the high volume scanner at work was a snap. Probably 500mb of scans in total because they weren't purely black and white. 


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> On May 21, 2016, at 7:36 PM, Jason Perkins via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> Sweet! It looked like Ron had stored the items carefully, I imagine
> that contributed to the disks still being in good shape.
> -J
> On Sat, May 21, 2016 at 6:28 PM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic
> <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>>>> Through the help of list members Walter Hawkes and Jason Perkins, we were able to move a complete Windows 1.04 development binder set from Ron Herold (also another list member) to NY after VCFE. I have scanned all of the books and manuals (SDK, MSC4, MSC5 and various other manuals) as well as recovered all 39 diskettes (everyone working; no errors). I created a Bochs environment running Windows 1.04 and the SDK, along with MASM 4. Getting the mouse to work was a bear, but it now works. The only software I can’t locate is a version of MS Pascal that’s from the same era.
>> Rich, you should exhibit this as VCF East XII next year. :)
> -- 
> Jason Perkins
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