Win 95 vs. NT

James Klock j-klock at
Thu Mar 19 11:18:10 EST 1998

>_Most_ DOS and
>16 bit applications run fine on NT.  The ones that will fail are the
>ones that attempt to talk directly to hardware, such as a COM port or a
>video card.  NT won't allow that. 

It is worth noting that Windows95 can be only slightly more forgiving of
DOS apps talking directly to hardware devices (I've mostly come across DOS
programs wanting to directly access the hard drive, though I've seen one
instance where Windows95 wouldn't allow direct video access.)

In my own experience, I have yet to find a DOS program with works with
Win95 but not with NT.


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