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Virtual PC and RAM Doubler Updates


Connectix recently released minor updates to its popular RAM Doubler and Virtual PC products. Virtual PC 2.01 addresses problems with Ethernet networks using 802.3 frame types, includes CDROM.SYS 2.0.1 to address problems with installing some games, and includes a new SYSINI.EXE. The downloads are 1.2 MB (for Virtual PC with Windows 95) or 420K (for Virtual PC with PC DOS). Also, Connectix has started an open beta program for an extension that addresses all known compatibility problems between RAM Doubler 2.0.2 and Microsoft Office 98, most notably an inability to launch Word 98. Although these problems were limited to certain highly specific situations, if you’ve had trouble with Office 98 that you believe might be related to RAM Doubler, it’s worth trying the extension (38K download). Once testing is complete, the code will be rolled into RAM Doubler 2.0.3 and provided as a free downloadable upgrade.

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