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I have win95 on my PC.  Recently i did a project at college on visual basic.  I don't have VB at home.  So I did this project and wanted to open it at home.  Since I don't have VB at home, the computer asked me what aplication to open the file with.  I wanted to open it with Program.exe.  Program.exe was one of the choices on my "Open With..."list but computer said that I don't have this program  at my computer.  What happened to it and where can I get it from?
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You clicked on a program file which had an extension that Win95 didn't know to handle.  So windows asks you what program do you want to open this file up with.  If you had VB install then the logical answer would be the VB compiler.  PROGRAM.EXE is just what windows (virtually) calls to run an executable file.  If you computer is working fine then don't worry why windows couldn't find it.  You obviously have it but need a VB compiler.  
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So I have to install VB and only then I can run a program?
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You have to install VB in order to run a VB program file.  If you can compile the VB program then you should be able to run it.  If not then you need to install VB runtime files.
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Dmitry,
I haven't heard about a virtual or generic program name that W95 has ever, but I'm sure of one thing, sometimes installation programs can't create shorcuts properly and when you look at the shortcut's properties you see stg like:
d:\program files\blabla\prog.exe
What W95 does is running "d:\program" with the argument "files\blabla\prog.exe", don't know it is a bug of Install progs, or W95, but everytime you install a new program, you better check the shortcuts it created.

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