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Re: version 2.2.2 and Windows 98

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  • Subject: [mg17127] Re: [mg17030] version 2.2.2 and Windows 98
  • From: "Tomas Garza" <tgarza at>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 03:35:17 -0400
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Lila F. Roberts wrote:

> Does anyone know if Mathematica v. 2.2.2 will run under Windows 98?  I
> haven't used Mathematica at home in quite some time and I don't want to
> spend the money to update to v3 at home.  I am hesitant to install it
> because as I recall, it loads Win32s into the Windows/system directory
> and it would probably be hard to get rid of it if it corrupts something
> else.
> Anyone with experience on this?

Hi Lila,

I recently upgraded my machine to Windows 98. Following your query, I opened
and ran a few old notebooks I had from Version 2.2.1, which of course were
made under Windows 95. There seemed to be no problem at all, and everything
worked fine (the only thing I could notice at first glance is that you have
to use Shift-Enter instead of the convenient Enter in the numerical pad of
the keyboard, which is a nice feature of Version 3).

Although this can hardly be called "experience" on the subject, my
impression is that you would be safe using the upgrade. But..., why not
install Mathematica V. 2.2 on the machine that has Windows 98 and try some
of the your old notebooks there? As I recall, in V. 2.2 the password was not
geared to the particular copy of Windows you have installed, so that this
test is straightforward.

Good luck,

Tomas Garza
Mexico City

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