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Multimedia SDK Setup Does Not Work on Windows NT

Article ID: 102511

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 Q102511


The Microsoft Windows Multimedia Software Development Kit (SDK) does not install properly under Windows NT, yielding the following:

Please exit Windows & run setup from the DOS prompt to install...


The Windows Multimedia SDK was designed for Windows version 3.0. You cannot load it under Windows NT.


Do not use the Windows Multimedia SDK on Windows NT. There is no practical reason to use it, because the application programming interfaces (APIs) have been documented and included as part of Windows version 3.1 and Windows for Workgroups.

Additional query words: wfw wfwg prodnt

Keywords: kbinterop KB102511