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    The day after

    XP still works fine. Sorry, the devil in me couldn't help myself. lolol


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    So does my win 3.1 machine

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    Hold on, let me finish doing this directory listing in DOS 3.2, and then shut down my 1200 baud modem.

    OK. Yeah, it all still works.

    (Sorry, I couldn't resist either!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
    Hold on, let me finish doing this directory listing in DOS 3.2, and then shut down my 1200 baud modem.

    OK. Yeah, it all still works.

    (Sorry, I couldn't resist either!)
    hahahaha - those were the days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
    Hold on, let me finish doing this directory listing in DOS 3.2, and then shut down my 1200 baud modem.

    OK. Yeah, it all still works.

    (Sorry, I couldn't resist either!)
    You lucky DOG!, that 1200 baud modem "SMOKES" my 300!

    On the other hand, did you know that there serial ports today, that will not go that slow, they start at 2400 baud?
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    I still remember having to boot using 2 floppy disks, DOS 3.2 back in 1986. lololol

    Those were definitely the day.

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    One time, back in those days, I stepped my 1200 baud modem down to 300 baud, just to see what it was like. Boy was it slow!

    And all I remember about serial ports was that you had four ports which shared two interrupts, and you always had to avoid interrupt conflicts.

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    Yup; I'm sure you all remember RS-232. lololol


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    *sigh*
    *continues typing*

    "dos=high,umb........."

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    Oh do I remember editing the boot file (forgot the name(s) now) to get the most out of my memory Tony. lolol


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    Quote Originally Posted by lylejk View Post
    Yup; I'm sure you all remember RS-232. lololol

    "lololol" is kind of what RS-232 was all about.

    I know that's lame, but hey!

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    Sample files for Dos 6 and Win 3.1
    autoexec.bat:

    @ECHO OFF
    SET LMOUSE=C:\MOUSE
    LH C:\DOS\KEYBOARD.SYS
    LH C:\DOS\MSCDEX.EXE /D:MSCD001 /M:10
    LH C:\WINDOWS\SMARTDRV.EXE /L C- D- 1024 512
    SET BLASTER=A220 I7 D1 T4
    SET GALAXY = A220 I7 D1 K2 P530 T6
    SET SOUND = C:\SGPRO16
    PROMPT $P$G
    PATH=C:\WINDOWS;C:\;C:\DOS;C:\PKWARE;C:\FPROT
    SET TEMP=D:\TEMP
    C:\MOUSE\MOUSE.EXE
    WIN

    config.sys:

    DEVICE=C:\DOS\HIMEM.SYS
    DEVICE=C:\DOS\ANSI.SYS
    C:\DOS\COUNTRY.SYS
    FILES=100
    BUFFERS=10
    DOS=HIGH,UMB
    DEVICEHIGH=C:\DOS\CD-ROM\MTMCDAE.SYS /X /D:MSCD001 /P:300 /A:0 /M:20 /T:5 /I:10
    DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\IFSHLP.SYS
    SHELL=C:\DOS\COMMAND.COM C:\DOS\ /p
    LASTDRIVE=G

    Memory was controlled by running Memmaker

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    Quote Originally Posted by lylejk View Post
    Yup; I'm sure you all remember RS-232. lololol

    What do you mean "Remember"? My current model (no pun intended!) PV Solar electricity inverter has an RS 232 for downloading its data! Just need to wind a working XP or later computer with an RS 232 and I'm all set!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fooman View Post
    Sample files for Dos 6 and Win 3.1
    autoexec.bat:

    @ECHO OFF
    SET LMOUSE=C:\MOUSE
    LH C:\DOS\KEYBOARD.SYS
    LH C:\DOS\MSCDEX.EXE /D:MSCD001 /M:10
    LH C:\WINDOWS\SMARTDRV.EXE /L C- D- 1024 512
    SET BLASTER=A220 I7 D1 T4
    SET GALAXY = A220 I7 D1 K2 P530 T6
    SET SOUND = C:\SGPRO16
    PROMPT $P$G
    PATH=C:\WINDOWS;C:\;C:\DOS;C:\PKWARE;C:\FPROT
    SET TEMP=D:\TEMP
    C:\MOUSE\MOUSE.EXE
    WIN

    config.sys:

    DEVICE=C:\DOS\HIMEM.SYS
    DEVICE=C:\DOS\ANSI.SYS
    C:\DOS\COUNTRY.SYS
    FILES=100
    BUFFERS=10
    DOS=HIGH,UMB
    DEVICEHIGH=C:\DOS\CD-ROM\MTMCDAE.SYS /X /D:MSCD001 /P:300 /A:0 /M:20 /T:5 /I:10
    DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\IFSHLP.SYS
    SHELL=C:\DOS\COMMAND.COM C:\DOS\ /p
    LASTDRIVE=G

    Memory was controlled by running Memmaker
    While the syntax (and commands needed) are different, the same stuff is now in the registry,msconfig, task manager.

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    Speaking of 1200 Baud rate, we had a real cutting edge setup back in 1999 when we were on the road in our motorhome. Before setting off on the "Great Adventure" in the RV we bought a Compaq 13-inch laptop with a blazing fast 333MHz cpu. It came with 32MB of RAM and we bumped that up to 128MB - huge! Then we added a 3Com slot-card modem specially designed to work with a Nokia cellphone. The connecting cable to go from the little jack on the slot-card modem to the jack on the cellphone cost an extra $22 (we were outraged but we needed it, so we paid the price). During our travels we would pull into a state park out in the middle of nowhere, set up camp, then bring out the laptop and cellphone onto a picnic table. Using our tethered cellphone for sending/receiving we could go online .... sort of. Earthlink dial-up internet service was 56K, but out in the boondocks at a campsite our cellphone often had 2 bars of signal which resulted in a connection speed of around 9.4Kbps for the internet !! Our browser had the option to load websites in "text-only" which was sufficient for reading emails, news, etc. Ah, those were the days ... we were soooo cutting edge !

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