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Article ID: 163354 - Last Review: January 6, 2015 - Revision: 1.1

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Windows 95 multimedia wave device drivers must be 16-bit drivers. The Windows 95 multimedia architecture ensures compatibility with wave drivers written for previous versions of the Windows operating system. 32-bit wave drivers are not supported under Windows 95. A 16-bit wave driver may, however, thunk to a 32-bit DLL.


See the Windows 95 DDK for more information on Windows 95 multimedia wave device drivers. See the Win32 SDK for more information on thunking.

  • Microsoft Win32 Device Driver Kit for Windows 2000
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