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That's an easy question - Yes and none:>) Not only does 98 manage memory
better it allows you to tweak out virtually as much as you need for DOS
programs without loading any other software. You don't even have to load an
Autoexec.bat or Config.sys file since 98 takes over completely from within.
As good as it is, it can get better if you add in a program that compresses
RAM a allows even more headroom - even under 98. There is only one program
that I have found to be effective and that is Hurricane 98 by Helix Software
(who has been bought out by another company who I can not remember).
Hurricane is carried in most software superstores - or you can search online
for the software and purchase it online.
I'm not sure if Bill Allen is still using Hurricane, but I recommended it to
him when he was having some problems during a Win 98 installation. Bill
might be able to offer his opinion on this.

Good Luck

-----Original Message-----
From: Karen12959(--nospam--at) [mailto:Karen12959(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 1998 6:40 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: New Win 98 Questions

re:  Windows 98-questions:

Thank you VERY much for your help. You are an amazing bunch of guys who know
a lot not only about structural engineering but also about computers. It
that your responses made me decide to get a Windows 98 machine with some
modifications (additional software that chooses the OS I wish to run and

I have two more questions:

Question One: If I choose to execute DOS software that requires minimum of
600KB of FREE conventional memory under DOS (600KB Largest Executable
Size, LEPS), will Win'98 let me do it?  Probably anyone running Win 98
can easily check it.

If, it turns out that, standard LEPS under Win 98 is less than 600KB, can I
increase it to a minimum of 600, or what has to be done to run such program
under DOS. (One particular program that I use often is not designed to take
advantage of expanded/extended memory).

Question Two:  If Question One is answered in a satisfactory way, what
programs shall I install on the computer to have the best possible control
the machine. Please keep in mind that the cost of such utilities has to be
reasonable because I am not a mistress of Bill Gate$. I will listen very
carefully what you have to say on the subject.

Thank you for your kind future responses.