I just bought an MSX computer and I have many questions.

Par eisbaer23

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01-04-2011, 21:01

Where do I insert the Windows 7 DVD so I can install the OS?
I don't get it, it's a Microsoft product, it should work.

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Par flyguille

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01-04-2011, 21:35

no, it is for the beta of Windows 8 already in the market!

Par J-War

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01-04-2011, 22:48

That's incredible ! Another Microsoft product which is not working !!!
It's a shame !

Par konamiman

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01-04-2011, 22:51

You need to cut the DVD in four pieces, glue them together forming a stack, then insert the result into the disk drive. Boot your MSX and type the following command in the BASIC prompt:


Wait about four or five months for the setup program to load, accept the EULA (don't forget to tick the "I agree that Microsoft is the exclusive owner of my soul from now on" checkbox), press "Next" in the following 17231 screens that will appear, and write a letter for your grandsons telling them what they must do when the installation has finished somewhere at the end of the current century.

Par Daemos

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02-04-2011, 00:22

Konamiman: Didn't you know that you can order a special cartridge at microsoft which alows a much faster installation of windows 7 on your MSX. The installation will take about 2 months to complete and booting into windows 7 after installation usually takes about 3 months to complete.

but the great news is that if you insert more of these cartridges you get faster booting. So if you use a slot expander you can boot windows 7 in just 5 hours!!

You will need a V9958 or V9990 to get the aero desktop effects offcourse but it runs nice and smooth.
You need a special driver though which you can download at microsoft.

Now that all works for me but sometimes I get a BSOD telling me that my platform is not supported and I should contact my technical staff about it. Anyone knows whats going on??

Par edoz

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02-04-2011, 08:05

I think you guys forget the memory expention kit that is needed because if you have a standard msx the system is swapping it's memory constanly to disk .. and that gives a lot of i/o Question

Par ro

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02-04-2011, 09:41

yer just a coup'l'o april fools, fools!

Par PingPong

Prophet (3885)

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02-04-2011, 13:18

ohh, can i have the OS on my plain msx1 with 16KB of RAM?

Par MäSäXi

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02-04-2011, 13:55

You stupid morons! It doesn´t work on MSX!

Why not port XP from Spectrum, since Spectrum has got it converted almost for three years now. Please turn enough volume to your speakers, to hear that lovely loading beeeeeeeeeeeping (it takes quite a long time to load XP into 48Kb) and watch the video, if you don´t believe me.

This is true, it´s not 1st of April anymore!


And as it is not ported to MSX yet (or is it?:-? I don´t remember such news on here MRC...), you can easily make it working on every MSX generation! :) (as some MSX-1 games may not work on "higher" models)

But it may not work on MSXs which have less than 64Kb RAM, as Sinclair ZX Spectrum has 48Kb RAM. I don´t know if Spectrum´s XP conversion needs all that 48Kb though.... :-?:-?:-?:-?:-?

Par Jipe

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02-04-2011, 13:57

MSX is not a Microsoft product but Machines with Software eXchangeability but for loadind the Windows 7 you can execute the MSX in emulator ;-)

Par muffie

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04-04-2011, 05:43

April 1st...

- Insert Disk 1
-- OK
- Now Insert Disk 2
-- Err... OK
- Now Insert Disk 3
-- I Can't.
- Why?
-- It's already full.