Eric J Korpela
korpela at ssl.berkeley.edu
Wed Nov 21 15:23:26 CST 2007
On Nov 20, 2007 2:54 PM, Chuck Guzis <cclist at sydex.com> wrote:
> Nope--you can run 3.1 on a 286--in standard mode. That means no 32-
> bit VxDs or other fancy stuff, but you can still play Solitaire.
What exactly was the difference between "standard" and "enhanced"
modes beyond the V86 environment for MS-DOS? Windows enhanced mode
executables were still 16bits. It wasn't until Win32s that there was
a 32 bit Windows execution environment for "consumer level" (read
non-NT) windows. A 32bit file system didn't show up until Windows for
Of course, you could run 32 bit DPMI MS-DOS apps under Windows 3.0 if
you needed 32 bit executables.
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