hmm,idk.i tried compatibility with Windows XP SP2 and it doesn't open anything.I tried compatibility with Windows Vista,and there was an error message.At least the setup opened and said it was aborted or something like that.
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Posted 27 February 2014 - 05:32 PM
Posted 27 February 2014 - 11:25 PM
I know that WDM is designed to be forward compatible, and generally not backwards compatible, but couldn't a Win XP driver work on ME. I have gotten two drivers for windows 7 to run On my XP machine with no issue (unmodified). So theoretically couldn't it work here too (not talking about kernelEx making a difference). (not that it will I might have just been lucky)
quote from wikipedia (I know its wikipedia but read here) "By conforming to WDM, drivers can be binary compatible and source-compatible across Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Vista (for backwards compatibility) on x86-based computers."
There are two issues with backporting WDM Drivers.
1. Newer OSes have more WDM Functions
2. There are differences between WDM implementations between Windows 95, 98/98SE/ME and Windows NT OSes such as 2000, XP, 7 Etc.
I have made some attempts to port USB 3 and HD Audio to Windows 9x. I was able to add the missing functions, but the Drivers still did not work.
Posted 28 February 2014 - 04:50 PM
One really big thing that 9x does different is that floating point registers are not preserved by the OS. When a driver uses FPU stuff and expects OS to handle preservation things will crumble down very quick.
Posted 28 February 2014 - 06:29 PM
Psst...I'm trying to make my computer look more like Windows Longhorn since I love it.I even put longhorn sounds,and now I want a sidebar to match up perfectly.
Posted 28 February 2014 - 11:22 PM
In addition, I have found commands where the function calls were changed such as from fastcall to stdcall or a different number of arguments.
Others have had parameters changed so they fail in Windows 9x.
Posted 01 March 2014 - 10:53 AM
Posted 01 March 2014 - 11:29 AM
lol,found out objectbar actually installed.i just had to search through the C: drive for the program. it is a bit glitchy but thats all right.i luv kernel ex!
Posted 03 March 2014 - 10:45 AM
As I recall, old version of Object Bar didn't require KernelEx and allowed having XP style taskbar and start menu on Windows 98. However it was resource hungry (GDI and USER resources), and mostly failed to remember the recently run application list.
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