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PRB: Setup Toolkit's SETUP.EXE Does Not Launch Windows


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) 3.1


SETUP.EXE, from the Setup toolkit, displays the message "This program requires Microsoft Windows" when run from the MS-DOS prompt. At other times, SETUP.EXE successfully launches Windows and runs.


The MS-DOS stub program for SETUP.EXE attempts to launch WIN.COM. The stub program can do this only if the length of the path to WIN.COM is less than or equal to the length of the path to SETUP.EXE, rounded up to the nearest multiple of 16. If the path to WIN.COM is longer than this, then the stub program displays the message above and returns.


Run the Setup program from Windows.

Additional query words: 3.10 MSSETUP no32bit tool kit

Keywords : kb16bitonly
Issue type : kbprb
Technology : kbAudDeveloper kbWin3xSearch kbSDKSearch kbWinSDKSearch kbWinSDK310

Last Reviewed: March 10, 2000
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