Win32s under Virtual PC

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Win32s is an extension set for Windows 3.11 that enables you to run specific 32-bit applications under Windows 3.11.

If you need to run an application that needs Win32s under Virtual PC - one of the first issues you will encounter is that Win32s v1.3 will not work under Virtual PC.  I do not know what the problem is here - however - Win32s v1.25 does run just fine.

so if you need to use Win32s you should get v1.25 from the following link:


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  • ...and if you still have a need to use Win32s.....god help you....
  • How about WinG???
  • Hi Willia,

    I actually don't have any programs that need WinG handy to test that. If you know of any shareware apps that you could point me to that need WinG - that would be great.

  • WSPECEM (Spectrum emulator for Windows). The 16-bit version at


    links to WinG.DLL.
  • Hi John,

    Yes - WinG does work fine under Virtual PC.

  • Hi Ben. I'm new to this so forgive me if I've posted in the wrong place. Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1 does not recognise the hardware virtualisation offered by my Intel S1200BTL board. Any solutions?

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