Windows 2.0 was the hotly anticipated replacement for 1985’s Windows 1.0. Here’s an in-depth set-up guide and review on real hardware. Is it everything you hoped for in a vintage GUI environment, or is it just another bunch of ‘doze?
Many people didn’t even know that a utility called MS-DOS Shell shipped with the extras disk of MS-DOS versions 5 & 6. It was a handy file manager which looked and operated similarly to File Manager in Windows. One of it’s most interesting features was its ability to ‘swap tasks’. I’ll show you how to enable task swapping, and how it works, as well as give you a brief overview of the use of Dosshell overall.
For years, I thought that it was impossible to access any more than 640K ‘Conventional’ RAM on my PC or XT. I was wrong. This time on Al’s Geek Lab, we see why and how the PC only addressed 640K, as well as how to take it up to 1MB without any major work.
The XT-IDE-CF card is great. It lets you add an IDE hard drive, or a Compact Flash card to your PC or XT. Of course, new updates come out for the BIOS on these cards regularly. They improve performance and fix bugs. But flashing the updates can be tricky! Here’s how to make sure you don’t do like what I did (totally screwed it up!). Step by step instructions follow!
The C64 ‘Maxi’ has arrived in time for Christmas 2019! Let’s unbox it, set it up and have a look at what it does. Includes a short review and comparison with the original Commodore 64.