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At that point, Setup executes WALIGN.EXE. Some information could be found back then at Microsoft's Knowledge Base (*1): Winalign.exe and Walign.exe (*2) optimize programs by rewriting a program's file headers, creating a new section table, and then writing file sections, each of which starts on a 4-kilobyte (KB) boundary. The new section table is then ...


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In short, Windows aligns application code on 4kb memory boundaries to load applications faster from disk or memory cache. This works well for large applications like office, internet browsers, graphic editors... A good detailed explanation can be found here: https://www.techrepublic.com/article/speed-up-windows-98-applications-with-winalign/


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Spend $24 and get R. Lowe's patch for Windows 95 to ME. I use it on a 4GB Windows 98SE computer - Rock Solid. http://rloew.x10host.com/ This is the absolute best solution.


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