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    #16
    Following is a good site that shows HP-200 running Windows 3 and several other programs:

    http://gtello.pagesperso-orange.fr/hp200lx_e.htm

    I also have wanted to try win3.0, but never got may hands on the disks.

    I do have Windows 1.01, 1.03, and 2.03. Just tried the 1.01 on my hp-200 and it came up but really doesn't do much except show the files in a explorer screen. I'll have to try 2.03 to see if it does anything better.

    Bill

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      #17
      Originally posted by JGardner View Post
      ... different CPU

      Yes, an 8088 - Primitive, huh...

      BTW, where did you get W3.0? I'd like to give it a try
      Win 3.0 is floating around the net on multiple sites/torrents, not sure how aggressive MS is on enforcing licensing on Win 3.x, but I still suggest you go find a license, so I am not going to provide any links.
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        #18
        Does anyone know of any utility to INVERSE the video, as it is Windows 3.0 is very hard to see because of the inverted colors, also many other DOS apps look wrong because of it, I am thinking like some kind of TSR program that inverts the colors.

        I noticed on http://gtello.pagesperso-orange.fr/hp200lx_e.htm that they have the color in windows inverted some how, but they make no mention of it. So I know its got to be possible, unless hes just done a custom color scheme and inverted them by hand in the "colors" control panel, but I dont think so because you cant change the minimize and control buttons on the title bar, and hes got his inverted.
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          #19
          Originally posted by RWallmow View Post
          Does anyone know of any utility to INVERSE the video, as it is Windows 3.0 is very hard to see because of the inverted colors, also many other DOS apps look wrong because of it, I am thinking like some kind of TSR program that inverts the colors.

          I noticed on http://gtello.pagesperso-orange.fr/hp200lx_e.htm that they have the color in windows inverted some how, but they make no mention of it. So I know its got to be possible, unless hes just done a custom color scheme and inverted them by hand in the "colors" control panel, but I dont think so because you cant change the minimize and control buttons on the title bar, and hes got his inverted.
          Well, I figured it out, the SLEEPON utility with a "/i" switch, will invert the screen (the utilities main purpose allows for sleep & on/off button features to work while running Windows 3.0)

          Yay, now I am a happy camper on this one, this will also help with the VB-DOS based gas-milage tracking application I am working on for this thing since VB forms look like poo with the default inverse screen.
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            #20
            The 200LX will read up to a 4 GB Sandisk SDCFB/SDCFJ card,
            with the appropriate driver.

            Mine does, anyway. I'm pretty sure the 100LX will too.

            Jack

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              #21
              Originally posted by JGardner View Post
              The 200LX will read up to a 4 GB Sandisk SDCFB/SDCFJ card,
              with the appropriate driver.

              Mine does, anyway. I'm pretty sure the 100LX will too.

              Jack
              Once I copied over and installed the ACECARD3 driver mine would recognize the larger cards I had, however without a working CF card first I couldn't get it onto the 100LX, so it was a catch22, but the 32mb card bridged that gap, allowed me to copy over the driver and get larger cards recognized.

              That said, this is still an 80186, 640k, CGA, MS-DOS rig, its not like I need THAT large of a card in it, 32mb might be a bit on the small side, but I think a 1gb card is way too much, lol

              Also, I have heard that the 200/700LX has broader CF card compatibility than the 100LX does, but I believe the ACECARD3 driver levels that play field fairly well.
              Last edited by RWallmow; October 5, 2011, 06:09 AM. Reason: linky
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                #22
                Wow, a 4GB card on that thing. I have a 16MB on my 700LX, and have barely scratched the surface on that. Not sure what you would do with GBs of space. I think most people use those cards out of convenience since they don't have lesser storage CFs handy.
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                  #23
                  WinBox/My Computer says my 4 GB card has ~ 3.5 GB free.

                  Because "small" files waste so much space, you might get as
                  much effective storage with a smaller card and allocation unit
                  size.

                  A card readable without ACECARD3, with your C:\ backed up,
                  is a good idea, if you like to pgm on the HP away from home...
                  Last edited by JGardner; October 5, 2011, 02:12 PM.

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                    #24
                    Since you are having fun with 3.0 on HP. How about trying minix 2.0.2? I have several pre-configured 8, 20, 30, 32 and 40 mb versions for the LX. These use the DOS filesystem for minix, so will boot on almost any dos machine. I used to play with it on a Sharp PC-3000.

                    Just did a google search and can't find the page where I got these files. If anyone wants a copy of them, let me know.

                    Bill

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                      #25
                      Bill - I'd very much like these files.

                      thanks, Jack

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                        #26
                        Originally posted by JGardner View Post
                        Bill - I'd very much like these files.
                        Jack, please send me an email where you want the file sent:

                        Note:
                        8Meg Minux = 3 meg zip file
                        20 M = 9 meg
                        30 M = 6 Meg
                        32 M = 7 Meg
                        40 M = 6 Meg.

                        Not sure why the differences in file sizes - somtimes larger is smaller.

                        Please let me know which one you want. Aldo, Make sure your email system can receive both zip file and large file size.

                        Bill

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                          #27
                          Originally posted by natcha View Post
                          Jack, please send me an email where you want the file sent:

                          Note:
                          8Meg Minux = 3 meg zip file
                          20 M = 9 meg
                          30 M = 6 Meg
                          32 M = 7 Meg
                          40 M = 6 Meg.

                          Not sure why the differences in file sizes - somtimes larger is smaller.

                          Please let me know which one you want. Aldo, Make sure your email system can receive both zip file and large file size.

                          Bill
                          If you want to send them all to me I can repost them on my webhost you can try sending them to my gmail ryanw821 at gmail dot com, I think it will do up to like 25mb per message. From there I will post them to my webhost and then link it here in the forum (I may rezip them with 7zip, its cut some previous zip files in half).
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                            #28
                            Originally posted by RWallmow View Post
                            If you want to send them all to me I can repost them on my webhost you can try sending them to my gmail ryanw821 at gmail dot com, I think it will do up to like 25mb per message. From there I will post them to my webhost and then link it here in the forum (I may rezip them with 7zip, its cut some previous zip files in half).
                            Okay, I'll send you the files one at a time. Please let me know whecn youreceive each one and then I'll send you the next one. Hopefully they'll all pass through gmail okay.

                            Bill

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                              #29
                              Originally posted by natcha View Post
                              Okay, I'll send you the files one at a time. Please let me know whecn youreceive each one and then I'll send you the next one. Hopefully they'll all pass through gmail okay.

                              Bill
                              I got the first one and 7-zipped it and its down from 2.66mb to 1.58mb. I have it up available at http://acrpc.net/hp-lx/minix for now its just a directory listing, but eventually I might build a page around it.
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                                #30
                                Was able to download the files this evening.

                                Thanks to both of you...

                                Jack

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