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    ctl3d32.dll

    wanted to install s/w from previous Windows (Grolier Encyclopedia)... 1st message was something about finding an OLDER version mcdex (or something like that, which I ignored since it didn't ask for me to do anything), then I got message that a read-only version of the dll was found, did I want to overwrite it. At that point, cancelled the install. Question: was happens if I try again & overwrite the dll on my XP system with the 1 on the '98 Grolier CD (for win95)? Will I screw anything up on my XP computer??

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    Re: ctl3d32.dll

    It shouldn't. XPs own built-in safeguards should prevent any of the system's critical files from being changed.
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    Re: ctl3d32.dll

    ...risky business. Why not save the current version of the .dll in question as, say a .dxx file, then allow the overwrite? If anything nasty comes up, you can either change back manually, or do a system restore. Personally, I don't like the sound of being forced to change an XP file to a 9x one. As I say, risky business, built in safeguards notwithstanding.

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    Re: ctl3d32.dll

    I'm with you! A four year old encyclopedia program isn't worth the risk of screwing up your computer.....

    Al

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    Re: ctl3d32.dll

    If you run Windows XP, you can try to install it anyway - create Restore point first and then run Program Compatibility Wizard and point it to your Groiler Encyclopedia Setup.exe. Set Compatibility to Windows 95 emulation. If setup runs successfully, run Encyclopedia also from Compatibility Wizard. If not - restore the previous configuration. At least you will know exactly is it possible or not.

    For any other versions of Windows I would not recommend to install uncompatible program.

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