Windows 3.1 and Windows 7

Hi. Was Windows 3.1 and its programs as fast in comparison with Windows 7 and its programs today.( I think it was). I haven't tried tried 'Progman.exe' in Windows 7 yet as I cannot find my copy of it. Does it work? I know it works in Vista. I hope this thread brings back memories.
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  1. The program manager works in XP and was actually included through SP 1. I don't know about Vista and 7. It might work, it might not. Its not included though.
  2. Microsoft has removed the original Program Manager (progman.exe) from its latest operating system, Windws 7
  3. mibix19 said:
    Hi. Was Windows 3.1 and its programs as fast in comparison with Windows 7 and its programs today.( I think it was). I haven't tried tried 'Progman.exe' in Windows 7 yet as I cannot find my copy of it. Does it work? I know it works in Vista. I hope this thread brings back memories.

    I does bring back memories, like how long it took to install, painfully one floppy disk at a time that you had to feed the pc with.
    In that time I could start W7 install make a cup of coffee and have it up and running surfing the net, before you could feed all the disks to Win 3.1.
    MS office took 31 floppy disks to install, I don't care to repeat that.
    I couldn't afford 8 meg of ram at that time in AU$ 1meg cost $200 in the early stage and then dropping on special to about $100-120 now 2GB is around $69AUD, a 500meg drive cost about $430AUD, now a 1TB costs $99AUD.
    I enjoy the memories, but I wouldn't want to go back to 3.1, I don't even want to go back to Vista or XP, I like where I am now.
  4. Did you not like look of the desktop with its own program group boxes? I would still like to mess with the DOS6.2 and play some of the games.They could be a menace to get to run though. Thanks to all up to now for your input regarding Progman.exe. Have found my Windows 98 Disc, so will try it when I get a few minutes.
  5. good luck, if you got a dual core processor or more, I wouldn't hold my breath as for it working, lack support for multicore processing, if you want to play the old games get a 486 and install 3.1 on it
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