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Phase Out of Support for Windows 3.1
by Naomi Okinaga

For the last several months, ITS has placed notices on UH Web sites and notified individual callers that we are phasing out support for Windows 3.1. We are targeting December 31, 1999 as the date to end support. Users are strongly advised to migrate to Windows 95 or Windows 98 operating systems.

There are many advantages to using a more current operating system. Many applications today require a 32-bit operating system to run. Enhanced features of Java, used in many Web sites, do not work on Windows 3.1 systems. There are also Y2K issues specific to Windows 3.1 and the DOS environment in which it runs, that need to be addressed before Jan. 1, 2000.

In order to assist users who are still using Windows 3.1 or Windows for Workgroups (WFW 3.11), ITS has created Web support pages to document some of the more Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), Y2K issues, common procedures, and potential problems that UH users have encountered. For more information, visit www.hawaii.edu/its/micro/pc/win31.

ITS recommends that you contact technical staff within your department for assistance, or if you have additional questions, call the ITS Help Desk at 956-8883 and ask to speak to someone from PC Support regarding Windows 3.1.

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