FILE: Microsoft Win32s Upgrade

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Win32s version 1.30c


Microsoft Win32s version 1.30c is the latest version of the software that allows you to run Win32-based applications on Windows version 3.1 or Windows for Workgroups versions 3.1 and later. The Win32s upgrade is now available in the Microsoft Software Library (MSL) as Pw1118.exe.

NOTE: The Win32s upgrade appnote, Pw1118.exe was last updated on February 22, 1996. There are no plans to further update Win32s at this time.

The Microsoft Win32s upgrade includes OLE support.

Also, the Win32s upgrade is intended as an end-user upgrade and is not intended for further redistribution.


The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Software Library:


Release Date: Feb-22-1996

For more information about downloading files from the Microsoft Software Library, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

   Q119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services

Installing Win32s from Pw1118.exe

The following are instructions for installing Win32s if you have downloaded the Pw1118.exe file. The Win32s files are provided in a compressed state in the Pw1118.exe file, which is a self-extracting file.

1. Create a directory on your hard disk for the decompressed files. For example,

   you could create a directory named Install by entering the following at the
   command prompt: "mkdir Install" (without the quotation marks)

2. Copy Pw1118.exe to the new Install directory, change directories to the

   Install directory, and type the following at the command prompt: "pw1118"
   (without the quotation marks) This decompresses the Win32s files into an
   installation layout (setup program) in the Install directory.

To Install Win32s on Your System

1. Run Windows and start the File Manager.

2. Open the Install directory (the directory created in step 1 of the setup

   instructions above).

3. Double-click Setup.exe. The setup program installs Win32s and restarts the

   system to update the system files. Win32s is now installed or upgraded on
   your system, and any obsolete Win32s files have been removed.

4. Delete the Install directory and its contents.


For additional information, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

   Q117153 Display Problems with Win32s and the S3 Driver

   Q120486 How to Remove Win32s

   Q106715 How to Troubleshoot Win32s Installation Problems

Additional query words:

Keywords          : kbsetup kbWin32s 
Version           : WINDOWS:1.30c
Platform          : WINDOWS

Last Reviewed: May 7, 1999
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Article ID: Q122235

Last Reviewed:
May 7, 1999

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