386 Enhanced Mode

386 Enhanced Mode

An operational mode in Windows 3.x. See Windows 3.x modes.
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HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS: IBM PC (or compatible) with a 486 66MHz microprocessor, 16-color VGA video driver, 8MB RAM, 60MB of free hard disk space, Microsoft Windows 3.x in 386 enhanced mode or Windows 95.
Running Windows in 386 enhanced mode has some advantages, but only if you need to use windowed DOS sessions or virtual memory.
In 386 enhanced mode, Windows creates a "virtual machine" for every DOS session you initiate.
* DOS windows in 386 enhanced mode are no longer limited to the default type font.
In 386 Enhanced mode you have a little more flexibility.
If you run these programs in 386 Enhanced mode, Windows itself can simulate expanded memory, so you don't need EMM386.EXE for that purpose.
Windows runs faster in standard mode than in 386 enhanced mode, so if you nm only Windows programs you would normally want to use standard mode.
386 enhanced mode provides access to the virtual memory capabilities of the 80386 processor, letting Windows applications use more memory than is physically available.