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Win95 FAQ Part 14 of 14: Misc
Section - 14.3. How come (this old Win 3.1 driver) works? I thought it wasn't supposed to work!

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   Then again, "nicely" written drivers that don't replace system
   components will work. Most of these include sound card drivers, though
   Win95 ignores any MIDIMAP.CFG files; it treats single MIDI devices as
   whole patch sets now. You can get MIDI Mapper functionality with
   Multimedia properties/MIDI and select "Custom instrument".
   
   These classes of Win 3.1 drivers could work smoothly with Win95, if
   you install them from Add New Hardware/Have Disk:
     * Sound card (Including the PC Speaker driver)
     * Printer (Except those that replace core system files or install
       dumb "Printing Systems")
     * DOS CD-ROM (Don't forget MSCDEX if you have to use these)
     * Net card (NDIS 2 and ODI drivers work with NDIS 3.1 protocols and
       clients)
     * Media Control (MCI) drivers and video CODECs
       
   Notice I wrote "Drivers". Don't install whole programs if they come
   with the drivers if you can avoid it; use Add New Hardware and have it
   point to the disk with the OEMSETUP.INF file.
   
   All other classes of Win 3.1 drivers you should avoid completely!
   

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Top Document: Win95 FAQ Part 14 of 14: Misc
Previous Document: 14.2. How come (this old Win 3.1 driver) doesn't work?
Next Document: 14.4. Why shouldn't I run (this old Windows 3.1 program)?

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