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Post by SpongeBuell » Wed Feb 23, 2005 5:49 pm

probably Windows 3.1 or 3.11.
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Post by soundwave » Wed Feb 23, 2005 7:29 pm

With the 'crash' tab, after the third try, the word processor opens...then it blows up.

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Post by A.J. Franzman » Thu Feb 24, 2005 1:18 am

The very first released version of Windows was internally called Windows 1.0, but it did not noticeably identify itself by number, it simply called itself "Windows". There were also 2.0, 2.03 and 3.0 before 3.1 and 3.11. Windows 95 was really just a renaming of Windows 4.0. Windows 98 is internally Windows 4.10. These are not inclusive of the Windows NT series, which is a separate branch of the "family tree" (or at least it was until merged back together in Windows XP).

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Post by cennar » Thu Feb 24, 2005 3:29 am

the crash tab is inculeded in all versions of windows, its called the help file.
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Post by Unidentified Assilant » Thu Feb 24, 2005 10:07 am

I've finally found out why Red Alert Windows 95 Edition gives an error message saying "Only compatible with Windows 95, you have Windows 5.1" (I am running WinXP), Windows XP's codename is Windows NT 5.1, and thats a lie, as Red Alert Win95 edition runs perfect under WinME, and if the compatiblity is changed runs fine under Win2000 and WinXP
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Post by SpongeBuell » Thu Feb 24, 2005 12:54 pm

Well, Windows Me and below are based on DOS, which C&C needs. 2000 and XP use the NT Kernel, which is different.
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Post by Sparkfist » Thu Feb 24, 2005 1:50 pm

SpongeBuell wrote:Well, Windows Me and below are based on DOS, which C&C needs. 2000 and XP use the NT Kernel, which is different.
XP doesnt use the NT kernal, thats only NT and 2000.

@Unidentified Assilant, have you set the compantablity settings set to 95 under properties on XP, I know thats one way to improve compatablity with older software.
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Post by HK-47 » Thu Feb 24, 2005 2:37 pm

Sparkfist wrote:
SpongeBuell wrote:Well, Windows Me and below are based on DOS, which C&C needs. 2000 and XP use the NT Kernel, which is different.
XP doesnt use the NT kernal, thats only NT and 2000.

@Unidentified Assilant, have you set the compantablity settings set to 95 under properties on XP, I know thats one way to improve compatablity with older software.
I was just going to recomend that. I had some old games (like the origional civilization) that would only work if you set the compatability thing to win95. Just right click on the exe and there will be a drop down bar thing that allows you to chose the compatability.

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Post by SpongeBuell » Thu Feb 24, 2005 3:04 pm

Sparkfist wrote:
SpongeBuell wrote:Well, Windows Me and below are based on DOS, which C&C needs. 2000 and XP use the NT Kernel, which is different.
XP doesnt use the NT kernal, thats only NT and 2000.

@Unidentified Assilant, have you set the compantablity settings set to 95 under properties on XP, I know thats one way to improve compatablity with older software.
are you sure? I know 2000 is based on NT, and XP is based on 2000.
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Post by goodie » Thu Feb 24, 2005 4:12 pm

Windows 2000 was NT 5.0 and Windows XP is NT 5.1. :)
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Post by Sparkfist » Thu Feb 24, 2005 4:34 pm

SpongeBuell wrote:are you sure? I know 2000 is based on NT, and XP is based on 2000.
Nope as XP was planned as far as I know to be the complete replacement for ME and/or 98 as the home user OS, 2000 came about as office workers liked using NT and as it became more popular and Microsoft could release NT as desktop OS and make more money 2000 was offically born.
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Post by goodie » Thu Feb 24, 2005 4:46 pm

XP was intended to be a replacement for both 2000 and 9x/ME. But if you look into the system files and stuff, it is NT 5.1. Basically XP is just a slightly faster 2000 with bug fixes (and new bugs :D ), a fancier GUI, and built-in "emulation" of older versions of Windows (AKA Compatibility Modes).
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