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Has Anyone Gotten Win 500 To Work On Win 98 ?
I Get An Error About Gdi32.dll Being Messed Up ??
 

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NDRADIONUT said:
Has Anyone Gotten Win 500 To Work On Win 98 ?
I Get An Error About Gdi32.dll Being Messed Up ??
Win500 won't work on Windows 98. It requires a "real" 32-bit version of Windows.
 

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Workgroups 3.11 is 32 bit. Anything made after that is 32 bit, including Windows 98.

Though I agree, I doubt this software works with Win98.
 
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jon_k said:
Workgroups 3.11 is 32 bit. Anything made after that is 32 bit, including Windows 98.
Windows 3.11, 95, and 98 are "32-bit hacks" written on top of 16-bit MS-DOS. The "32-bit" part of those operating systems is provided by a driver that, while it's still technically part of the operating system, does not result in a "true" 32-bit OS.

This is, in part, why "MS-DOS programs" don't run on any version of Windows after 98.

One of the main "lines in the sand" with Windows is whether the GDI is 16- or 32-bit. In a "real 32-bit" version of Windows (NT, 2000, XP, 2003 Server, Vista, etc.), the GDI is at least 32-bit. In WFW 3.11, Windows 95, and Windows 98, the GDI, like much of the rest of the OS, is 16-bit.
 
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