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Microsoft KB Archive/101224

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Program Manager Groups Don't Migrate from Windows 3.1

Article ID: 101224

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1

This article was previously published under Q101224


You upgrade from Microsoft Windows operating system version 3.1 or Microsoft Windows for Workgroups version 3.1 to Windows NT and some of your Program Manager groups are not migrated. The unmigrated groups had a large number icons. Under Windows 3.1, you were using a 256-color or greater video driver.

NOTE: You can check which groups did not migrate from Event Viewer.


Under Windows NT, each Program Manager group file is limited to 64KB. Running a video driver with a large color palette increases the storage requirements for each icon. Any Program Manager group files exceeding 64KB will not be migrated to Windows NT.


Before installing Windows NT, change your Windows video driver to 16 colors.


Before installing Windows NT, remove unnecessary program items (icons) from Program Manager groups.

Additional query words: wfw wfwg prodnt

Keywords: kbsetup KB101224