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Win95 FAQ Part 14 of 14: Misc
Section - 14.2. How come (this old Win 3.1 driver) doesn't work?

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   It probably replaced some core Win95 system file, then Win95 replaced
   its version back. This happens with communication programs that
   replace COMM.DRV with their own.
   
   Win 3.1 video drivers tend to hack USER.EXE and GDI.EXE these days, to
   provide virtual desktops and such nonsense. Printer drivers often have
   their own versions of UNIDRV.DLL or whatever.
   
   Ask the maker of the hardware if they tested their Win 3.1 driver with
   Win95. If not, they probably have a Win95 driver for you. If no Win95
   driver, do yourself a favor and dump the hardware for a Win95
   compatible equivalent.
   
   Net card drivers for Windows for Workgroups won't work for sure, which
   is too bad, because those things got decent performance.
   

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Top Document: Win95 FAQ Part 14 of 14: Misc
Previous Document: 14.1. Why did Microsoft change Windows so much?
Next Document: 14.3. How come (this old Win 3.1 driver) works? I thought it wasn't supposed to work!

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