I was just looking through some files (out of boredom) when I came across C:\WINDOWS\setup.inf (On WinXP Home Sp1). Looking inside, there's a line that says

copywait = "Welcome to Microsoft Windows 3.1!\n\n - If you're new to Windows, see 'A Brief Tour of\n Microsoft Windows' in the Getting Started book.\n\n - If you've used Windows before, see 'New\n in This Version' in the Getting Started book."

copywait4="Make sure you register your copy of Microsoft Windows 3.1.\nWhen you register, Microsoft will:\n\n - Notify you of product updates and new product releases.\n\n - Send you a FREE Windows newsletter."

3.1?!?!?! Hmmm....Also some other remains of old junk in there.
Posted on 2005-01-16 11:54:07 by DaRetard
did ya send in for the free news letter?
Posted on 2005-01-16 13:02:20 by rob.rice
I can't say for sure, but the information contained in the newsletter may be a bit outdated. On a slightly related note (not sure how it's related but funny IMO nonetheless):

/*
TOP SECRET Microsoft(c) Code
Project: Chicago(tm)
Projected release-date: Summer 1998
*/

#include "win31.h"
#include "win95.h"
#include "evenmore.h"
#include "oldstuff.h"
#include "billrulz.h"
#define INSTALL = HARD

char make_prog_look_big[1600000];

void main()
{
while(!CRASHED)
{
display_copyright_message();
display_bill_rules_message();
do_nothing_loop();
if (first_time_installation)
{
make_50_megabyte_swapfile();
do_nothing_loop();
totally_screw_up_HPFS_file_system();
search_and_destroy_the_rest_of_OS/2();
hang_system();
}
write_something(anything);
display_copyright_message();
do_nothing_loop();
do_some_stuff();
if (still_not_crashed)
{
display_copyright_message();
do_nothing_loop();
basically_run_windows_3.1();
do_nothing_loop();
do_nothing_loop();
}
}

if (detect_cache())
disable_cache();

if (fast_cpu())
{
set_wait_states(lots);
set_mouse(speed, very_slow);
set_mouse(action, jumpy);
set_mouse(reaction, sometimes);
}

/* printf("Welcome to Windows 3.11"); */
/* printf("Welcome to Windows 95"); */
printf("Welcome to Windows 98");
if (system_ok())
crash(to_dos_prompt);
else
system_memory = open("a:\swp0001.swp", O_CREATE);

while(something)
{
sleep(5);
get_user_input();
sleep(5);
act_on_user_input();
sleep(5);
}
create_general_protection_fault();
}
Posted on 2005-01-16 13:50:47 by DaRetard
lol thats funny source haha
Posted on 2005-01-16 17:28:59 by x86asm