How To Remove Win32s

Last reviewed: May 21, 1998
Article ID: Q120486 
 

1.00 1.10 1.15 1.20 1.30c WINDOWS 
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The information in this article applies to: 
  • Microsoft Win32s versions 1.0, 1.1, 1.15, 1.2, and 1.30c 

SUMMARY

To remove Win32s: 
  1. Remove the following line from the [386Enh] section in the SYSTEM.INI file: 
  2.       device=<WINDOWS>\<SYSTEM>\win32s\w32s.386
    where <WINDOWS> and <SYSTEM> are where the Windows and System directories are, respectively. 
  3. Modify the following line from the [BOOT] section in the SYSTEM.INI file: 
  4.       drivers=mmsystem.dll winmm16.dll
    to the following (remove winmm16.dll): 
          drivers=mmsystem.dll
  5. Delete the following files from the <WINDOWS>\<SYSTEM> subdirectory or from the SYSTEM directory in network installations: 
  6.       WINMM16.DLL
          W32SYS.DLL
          WIN32S16.DLL
          WIN32S.INI
          WINHLP32.EXE
          WINDOWS.HLP
          WINHLP32.HLP
          WINHLP32.CNT
    Note: It may not be possible to delete W32SYS.DLL while Windows is running. This occurs if you ran some Win32 application. It is recommended that you remove Win32s while in MS-DOS, not from an MS-DOS box. 
  7. Delete all the files in the <WINDOWS>\<SYSTEM>\WIN32S subdirectory or the <SYSTEM>\WIN32S subdirectory in network installations. Then delete subdirectory itself. 
  8. Restart Windows. 
NOTE: <WINDOWS> refers to the windows installation directory. On a networked Windows installation, the system directory may be located on a remote share. If you are only removing Win32s from your machine, then you do not need to remove the shared files (in <SYSTEM> and <SYSTEM>\WIN32S). Before removing these files from the network share, make sure that all users that use Win32s have removed the references to Win32s from the SYSTEM.INI file. 

MORE INFORMATION

This information can be found in the Win32s Programmer's Reference help file. 

KBCategory: kbhowto
KBSubcategory: W32s
Additional reference words: 1.00 1.10 1.15 1.20 1.30c
Keywords : W32s kbsetup kbhowto
Version : 1.00 1.10 1.15 1.20 1.30c
Platform : WINDOWS
 

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Last reviewed: May 21, 1998
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