> I just installed WordPerfect 8 on a Win95 machine, and it barely
> works. I'm lucky if it runs for more than an hour without a critical
> error (Win95 error message, terminate the task, usually Win95 still
> runs.) Is it possible that WP8 is >this< buggy? What else might
> cause such terrible behavior?
The only thing I can think of is that you've got an old build of
WordPerfect 8, since it is generally fast and stable. The most current
build (at least until Service Pack 3 is released, any day now) is
22.214.171.1248. If you've got 225, you need to download and install Service
Pack 2. If pre-225, download and install both Service Packs available on
Corel's Web site. Other considerations: if the error messages are in
your video driver, adding the /FL switch to the WP command line will
force the program to write directly to the screen and fix those errors.
Also, WP has never been good about cleaning up TMP files. Add the
following line to your AUTOEXEC.BAT (recommended in any case):
deltree /y c:\windows\temp\*.*
For further questions about WP, I recommend the bit.listserv.wpwin-l
Mike "It's Spelled Koenecke but it's pronounced Throat Wobbler Mangrove"
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