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Chapter 25. Installing, Running, and Uni... > Understanding How Windows Runs Appli...

Understanding How Windows Runs Applications

Windows 95 can run applications designed specifically for Windows 95. It also can run most older Windows 3.1 applications, DOS-based applications, and applications designed for Windows NT. Windows 95 no longer requires the traditional CONFIG.SYS, AUTOEXEC.BAT, and INI files for configuration information. However, for backward-compatibility, Windows 95 can use settings from INI files and can maintain its own versions of CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT in order to support loading real-mode device drivers.


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