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Share swap file between Windows 95 & Windows 3.1x

By: Arie Slob

Some people have been able to share the Windows permanent swap file between Windows 95 and 3.1x on a dual-boot system by setting MinPagingFileSize in the [386Enh] section of the Windows 95 SYSTEM.INI greater than or equal to the physical size (in Kbytes) of the swap file. Take the size in bytes of the 386SPART.PAR file (usually found in the root of drive C:) and divide by 1024. (One way to get the true size is by typing dir c:\*.par /a:s at the DOS prompt.)

Windows 95 - SYSTEM.INI:

MinPagingFileSize=8196; True size (in bytes) of 386SPART.PAR divided by 1024.