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Old 30-07-2006, 07:07 PM   #3
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I think MM's problem is about low memory, not XMS nor EMS? Besides Win98 can run programs which need that (most old not ancient DOS games), although I'm sure that there can appear annoying issues. If the problem's about low memory it's a pain, it was back at the DOS days but at least then it could be resolved.

Besides what Russ has said, there's a "Memory" section in each shortcut's Properties. You can configure stuff there, although it never helped me. You can tell how much low memory you need, the only inconvenience is that there's a limit to the amount Windows will give you. The theoretical solution if you need more is the same as with old DOS --removing lines from CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT or trying to kick TSRs from low to high memory-- but I really don't know how good an idea it is to fiddle with those files in Windows. When a game could be run under Win98 but lacked low memory (Colonization for instance) I had to reboot in pure DOS.
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