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Microsoft KB Archive/104179

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Bitmaps (BMP) Embedded in Write May Launch 16-bit Paintbrush


The information in this article applies to:

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


After you install Windows NT over an existing version of Windows, if a Bitmap (BMP) file is embedded with OLE in Write, the 16-bit version of Paintbrush may be launched instead of the 32-bit Windows NT version.


The Write accessory included with Windows NT is still a 16-bit Windows application. Windows NT Paintbrush (PBRUSH.EXE) in the SYSTEM32 directory is a 32-bit application. When you open the embedded object, the OLE functionality finds the PBRUSH.EXE in the Windows directory from the upgrade. Because the Client, Server, and OLE Libraries are 16-bit, Windows NT searches the Windows directory and finds the 16-bit version of Paintbrush and launches it.


If OLE functionality with Paintbrush is not necessary in Windows 3.0 or 3.2, rename the 16-bit version of Paintbrush (PBRUSH.EXE) in the Windows directory so it will not be found by Windows NT. The icon for Paintbrush in Windows 3.0 and 3.2 can be changed to reflect the new name.

Additional query words: prodnt

Keywords : kbinterop kbtool
Issue type :
Technology : kbWinNTsearch kbWinNTWsearch kbWinNTW310 kbWinNTSsearch kbWinNTS310 kbWinNTAdvSerSearch kbWinNTAdvServ310 kbWinNTS310xsearch kbWinNT310xSearch kbWinNTW310Search

Last Reviewed: October 27, 2000
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