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My answers are embedded at the "*" following each question below.


Stan Caldwell in Dallas

-----Original Message-----
From: Karen12959(--nospam--at) [mailto:Karen12959(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 1998 8:40 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
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
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.

*	No problem.  When you set up the "shortcut" to the DOS program,
you can control the memory usage in the properties setup.  I've gone
somewhat beyond 600K without any problem.

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
under DOS. (One particular program that I use often is not designed to
advantage of expanded/extended memory). 

*	Not applicable, see above.

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 of
the machine. Please keep in mind that the cost of such utilities has to
reasonable because I am not a mistress of Bill Gate$. I will listen very
carefully what you have to say on the subject.

*	I'm not Bill's mistress either!  You really don't "need" any
extras.  Win98 has more than a dozen great utilities tucked away on the
CD.  You will find them in the Powertoy and ResKit directories.  Beyond
that, I only recommend freeware.  You will find a large selection at 

Thank you for your kind future responses. 

*	You are quite welcome!