How to download and install Win32s using Windows 3.1 File Manager
Anyway, doesn't Windows for Workgroups run 32-bit code as well? I seem to remember it is different than the regular Windows 3.1 in this matter, or perhaps I've been dreaming. Would installing Win32s allow any newer browser (i.e. Firefoxes) to run? Win32s version 1.30c Win32s is a package from Microsoft which allows some 32 bit programs to run under 16 bit Windows. For example, Windows 3.1, Windows 3.11 and Windows for Workgroups 3.11 are all 16 bit Windows operating systems. Win32s only includes a subset of.
Print out the information in Q122235: Microsoft Win32s Upgrade and in this Web page before proceeding with installation.
- Win32s A subset of the Win32 API that was extensively used by programs designed for Windows 95. 3.11 REFRESH FILES”, and “the Windows 3.11 update for Windows 3.10 users”, and includes instructions “To update a” (local or network) “installation of Windows 3.10 to Windows 3.11”. For some more information: Windows 3.1 and 3.11.
- On 386 systems and greater you can run a limited subset of 32-bit Windows applications (mostly those for Windows NT 3.5 and 95) with the Win32s (Win32 subset) patch. Microsoft Windows 3.11 Installation.
Win32s is an extension for the Windows 3.1 and Windows 3.11 operating systems, which allows them to run some 32-bit applications. To download and install Win32s, follow the instructions below:
First, you need to download the Install program . . .
|Step Number||What to do|
|1. Make a new directory on your hard disk.||Using File Manager create a directory on your hard disk in which to save the downloaded files (for example, c:install).|
|2. Download the files.||Click on the download link below to download the Install program to your PC.|
. . . then, you can install Win32s
The installation process automatically restarts your PC. You may like to do these steps later, after you have disconnected from the Internet (but write down or print out these instructions first!).
Windows Win32 Api
|Step Number||What to do|
|3. Go the directory you created in step 1.||In File Manager go to the directory you created in step 1 (for example, c:install).|
|4. Decompress the Install program.||This decompresses the downloaded files. Once it's finished, press the F5 key to refresh the display to see the decompressed files.|
|5. Start the Install program.||This installs Win32s on your PC.|
WARNING: this will automatically exit and restart Windows! Make sure you close all other applications before doing this step.
|6. Delete the directory you created in step 1 (for example, c:install).||Now that the installation is complete, you no longer need the files in the directory you created.|
Win32s Windows 3.11 Installation Tool
There is more information on Win32s, and instructions on how to remove Win32s at the Microsoft Web Site.