Delphi 7 and windows 95

Posted on 2005-05-13
Last Modified: 2010-04-05
Hi experts,
I'm actually developong some appclication with delphi 7 installed on a windows 2000 machine. We need full windows compatibility, that means on all windows versions (95,98,nt,me,2000,xp).

When i copy the application executable on  a windows 95 machine (OSR2), we get an error (seems to be related to the imagelist component).

Are delphi 7 executables compatible with windows 95?

This is very urgent for me, thanks in advance for any help.
Question by:balrom
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    Expert Comment

    Hello balrom,

    could you gemme the exact error message, please?

    Author Comment

    Hi  GloomyFriar,

    I've solved the problem in part by installing a more recent version of internet explorer (5.5).

    Now when i launch my application i get the following error:

      Eidws2StubError. Error on loading winsock 2 library(ws2_32.dll)

    As you see in the message, we use indy. I've just tried to copy the ws2_32 present on my system (win2000) in the system folder of the win95 machine, and also i've tryed to register the dll (with regsvr32) but the command fail.

    have you any idea?

    Best regards

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    Assisted Solution


    Author Comment

    Thank you paulb1989, i've downloaded and installed the package, but i get the same error...

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    Expert Comment

    Hi balrom,

    I have an application developed with Delphi 7 and oracle, it's working fine with win 95, I had only one problem related to mdac library, it's solved by installing it

    it may the problem by using some API that not supported in win 95, or you are using components that not compatible with win 95

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    There is information about an error on win95 that supposedly is fixed by the update I sent you to. If it isn't, I would consider contacting the authors of Indy (

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