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There is suposed to be a file called walign.exe (I think) that will 'align' your Office 97 files under Windows 98 and helps prevent overwriting new components with old ones. According to Microsoft it is in the resource kit. I have installed this from my 98 CD and can't find it. Is the kit on the CD a stripped down version? Does anyone know where I can get this file?
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walign as i know it lies in your c:\windows\system folder and its main purpose was and is too align data when you run defrag. Defrag grabs data from walign to know how to align your hard drive for optimal performance.  As far as a utility that does what you were hoping for, i know of none that does so. Hope this helps.
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I know what it does (you are not right):
Extract from Microsoft...
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The Winalign.exe and Walign.exe tools optimize the performance of programs by optimizing a program's executable code (binaries). Windows 98 Setup installs the Walign.exe tool, and this tool is used to optimize Microsoft Office version 7.0 for Windows 95 or Microsoft Office 97 programs. The Winalign.exe tool is included in the Windows 98 Resource Kit, and is used to optimize other programs.

Winalign.exe and Walign.exe optimize programs by rewriting a program's file headers, creating a new section table, and then writing file sections, each of which starts on a 4-kilobyte (KB) boundary. The new section table is then updated with this information, and the file headers are also updated to denote the file is now aligned to a 4-KB boundary. By aligning files in this manner, the Windows 98 CacheMap feature can map directly to sections in the cache memory. This can result in significant performance increases by freeing memory.

Winalign.exe maintains a record in the registry to track all of the files it has aligned. Note that files that were not aligned are not noted in this record. This log is stored in the following registry key:
   HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Winalign

If needed, Winalign.exe uses these entries in the registry to restore realigned binaries to their unaligned state, although these entries are not used for any subsequent realignments. If you run Winalign.exe on a drive that has already been realigned, Winalign.exe only realigns the files that need updating.

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Like I said - where can I get it?
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i can send it to you, its not very big.
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Problem with that is, like most Windows bits, it will need various supporting files (dll's, ocx's etc).  What I realy need is somewhere I can download the whole thing.
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hmmm. well if you have icq, icq me at 3918205, ill send it to you, and if it works great if not, well keep working on it!
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Sorry to seem dumb but 'icq' means nothing to me, which probably indicates that I don't have it!
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Sorry about the delay.

OK - you have answered the question I posed but I still am no further forward but I guess you get the points.

Ta
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email me at silverbrain@msn.com  and ill send it to you!
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