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Microsoft Windows 98 README for
Programs Information
April 1998
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(c) Copyright Microsoft Corporation, 1998

This document provides complementary or late-breaking
information to supplement the Microsoft Windows 98
documentation.

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How to Use This Document
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To view Programs.txt on-screen in Notepad, maximize
the Notepad window.

To print Programs.txt, open it in Notepad or another
word processor, and then on the File menu, click Print.

The phone numbers listed in this document are for use
in the United States and Canada. If you are outside the
U.S. or Canada, contact your local hardware or software
vendor for more information.

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CONTENTS
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MS-DOS-BASED AND WINDOWS-BASED PROGRAMS

NOTES ON SPECIFIC MS-DOS-BASED AND
WINDOWS-BASED PROGRAMS

THIRD-PARTY MEMORY MANAGERS
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MS-DOS-BASED AND WINDOWS-BASED PROGRAMS
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NOTE: All of the following references to software
are to versions available when Windows 98 shipped. New
versions may now be available. For updated information
about any of the issues described here, contact your
software vendor.


Error in Using Data Access from Microsoft
Office Standard for Windows Version 7.0
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If you install Microsoft Office Standard for Windows
version 7.0 on a computer running Windows 98, a
"Failure to load expression service" error message
appears when you use the Access ODBC driver from
Office programs such as Excel or Word.

To correct this problem, obtain the free update of
Microsoft Office for Windows version 7.0b from
Microsoft Product Support. If you are in the U.S.,
call the Microsoft Order Desk at (800) 360-7561 to
obtain a copy. If you are outside the U.S., contact
the Microsoft subsidiary in your area. To locate
your subsidiary, call the Microsoft International
Sales Information Center at (425) 936-8661.


INSTALLING WIN32 SDK DEBUG COMPONENTS FROM
THE MSDN CD-ROM
==========================================

The MSDN components might not work properly with
some Windows 98 components. If you install the SDK
or DDK debug components, reinstall Windows 98.


Animated icons
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Some legacy third-party animated icon programs for
Win 3.x may not function correctly on Windows 98.
However, Windows 98 fully supports animated cursors
when using compatible display adapters. For more
information, see article Q123334 in the Microsoft
Knowledge Base at
http://www.microsoft.com/kb/default.asp


Microsoft MS-DOS utilities running under Windows 98
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The MS-DOS utilities installed in the WindowsCommand
directory have been enhanced to work with Windows 98.
Do not use the disk repair utilities that shipped with
older versions of MS-DOS. Most of the other MS-DOS
utilities that worked with earlier versions of Windows
should continue to work with Windows 98, but if they
were specific to older versions of MS-DOS, you may need
to use the SETVER command to enable them.

The following MS-DOS utility files are deleted after
you upgrade from an earlier version of Windows:

Defrag.hlp
Mwundel.exe
Mwundel.hlp
Networks.txt
OS2.txt
share.exe


The following MS-DOS utility files are upgraded after
you upgrade from any version of Windows 3.1.

Ansi.sys
Attrib.exe
Chkdsk.exe
Choice.com
Country.sys
Debug.exe
Deltree.exe
Diskcopy.com
Display.sys
Doskey.com
Edit.com
Ega.cpi
Fc.exe
Fdisk.exe
Find.exe
Format.com
Keyb.com
Keyboard.sys
Label.exe
Mem.exe
Mode.com
More.com
Move.exe
Mscdex.exe
Nlsfunc.exe
Scandisk.exe
Scandisk.ini
Sort.exe
Subst.exe
Sys.com
Xcopy.exe
Defrag.exe
Drvspace.exe
Emm386.exe
Ramdrive.sys
Readme.txt
Setver.exe
Smartdrv.exe


Disk Utilities
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Disk utilities that perform low-level disk
functions, such as defragmenters, disk-repair
tools, and disk-compression utilities, often do not
function correctly on FAT32 drives. Some of these
utilities should work correctly on Windows with
FAT16 drives. Contact the program vendor for
information on Windows 98 compatibility with older
disk-compression utilities.

The disk utilities included with Windows 98 (ScanDisk
and Disk Defragmenter) have already been modified to
fully support FAT32. DriveSpace 3 is included with
Windows 98. It has been modified to detect FAT32
drives, but it does not compress them.


Multiple Display (Multi Monitor) Issues
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Some programs were not developed with the capabilities
to operate seamlessly in a multiple display environment.
As a result, these programs may exhibit abnormal behavior
while operating with more than one active monitor.


Share.exe no longer works in MS-DOS mode
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To support FAT32, SHARE support has been disabled
in the real-mode MS-DOS kernel (sharing support is
still provided under protected-mode Windows 98).


Reinstalling Programs
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If you are upgrading to Windows 98 and install it
in the same folder as your previous version of
Windows, you do not need to reinstall your programs.
If you install Windows 98 in a new folder, you must
reinstall all of your Windows-based programs. Copying
from your old Windows folder to your new Windows 98
folder is not sufficient.


MS-DOS-based programs
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Your existing MS-DOS-based programs should run on
Windows 98. If you experience problems with an
MS-DOS-based program, you can set it up to run in
an MS-DOS environment.

***To run an MS-DOS-based program in an MS-DOS
environment (MS-DOS mode):

1. Create a shortcut to the MS-DOS-based program.

2. Right-click the shortcut you created in step 1,
and then click Properties.

3. Click Program, and then click Advanced.

4. Make sure the MS-DOS mode check box is selected.

When you run a program in MS-DOS mode, it forces
Windows 98 to shut down and load the program in an
MS-DOS environment. You do not have access to devices
that require protected-mode drivers.

If you find that an MS-DOS-based program slows down or
stops when it is in the background:

1. Right-click MS-DOS Prompt on the taskbar,
and then click Properties.

2. Click the Misc tab.
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