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Cadzow Accounting Software & Windows Millennium Edition

Windows Millennium Edition, the successor to Windows 98 and Windows 95, no longer supports real-mode device drivers. This means that ANSI.SYS, required by Cadzow Accounting Software for screen updates, cannot be loaded via CONFIG.SYS because Windows Millennium does not execute the commands in CONFIG.SYS or AUTOEXEC.BAT.

If you need to use Cadzow Accounting Software with Windows Millennium, please contact the Cadzow Telephone Hotline Support Service for a solution.

Another consequence of the removal of real-mode drivers is that HIMEM.SYS and EMM386.EXE can no longer be installed which means that memory cannot be maximised within an MS-DOS window (a virtual machine). Thus the conventional memory available to the Cadzow Accounting Software package may be as low as 560Kb, whereas in MS-DOS 5.0 and above and Windows 95 and 98, it should be possible to allocate 610Kb of conventional memory to MS-DOS programs.

While 560Kb is adequate, it is not ideal, and long reports and other complicated functions may behave erratically due to limited available memory. (Note that conventional memory is always limited to a maximum of 640Kb and no amount of total system memory will increase it.)

See the following Microsoft Knowledgebase articles for further information:

Note that the following operating systems do not suffer from these limitations: Windows 95, Windows 95 OSR2.x, Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows NT 4.0 (All Service Packs), Windows 2000 (All Service Packs), Windows XP (All Service Packs), Windows 2003 (All Service Packs).

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