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Info on a program/OS called Geoworks A.K.A Geoworks Pro

by acoxon1274 / November 10, 2006 10:21 PM PST

I'm looking for info on Geoworks. I have found 46,000 results on Google but I want to make sure I'm not braking up the wrong tree. Is there only one program called Geoworks or I'm confusing it with another program? I have a Packard Bell computer from the 1990s that had/has what I thought was a kind of OS software called Geoworks. The last time I had the computer on Geoworks acted a lot like Windows 3.0. The Packard Bell's OS was a version of DOS with a auto load of Windows 3.0. I have been asked to see if I can restore this program to operation, it won't run on a newer computer. I would like help to confirm that I'm actually looking a t the right software, so am I confused or am I working on the right software (info on a program called Geoworks Pro A.K.A. Geoworks)?

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From memory it predates Windoiws 3.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 10, 2006 11:14 PM PST

And was easy to install from about 2 five and one quarter floppy discs. If you've lost the diskettes then it's pretty much game over.

Around the same time we had TOS and GEM ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari_TOS )

Here's the GeoWorks wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeoWorks

Notice there were no less than 4 major versions.

While interesting from a historical perspective, if you've lost the diskettes or don't have the hardware it ran on, then it's just a memory.


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THX, your memory agrees with the program on the old computer
by acoxon1274 / November 11, 2006 3:43 AM PST

and the links you provided concur with the below title menu displayed

?Appliance Professional DOS C?
?Geoworks Ensemble?
?Version 1.0 Copyright GeoWorks 1990?

On this 20 year old Packard Bell computer the Geoworks Program still seems to work. At startup of program it calls for a 16 digit install code which leads me to believe it was never fully/properly installed. I copied what was on the HDD to two floppies. It shows a setup file, maybe it will install from that. I will turn the floppies over to interested party who indicates they have original install disks but believe the original install disks to be degraded over time becuase it won?t run on a computer with Windows 98. From what I have read in your reply post and from a post from New Deal site I think the problem is too old a program trying to be run on too new a computer. Thanks again for your reply.

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