Help!!! - New Wine - now my apps don't work

Tony Lambregts tony_lambregts at
Sat Dec 21 14:57:49 CST 2002

Mark Knecht wrote:

>   Thanks for the quick response. I'll check out the links this
>afternoon. I'll see if I can figure out the desktop mode you speak of
>and try it from there.
>   I got Quicken running again by reinstalling wine with no windows. I
>am concerned that the 'With Windows' mode makes the C:\ drive my real
>Windows C drive. This would potentially make new installations write to
>the real registry, wouldn't it? That's scary to me. I do not want Wine
>to have any effect on a correctly working portion of a dual boot machine
>like this.
It makes sense to be at least a little scared. In the past running 
explorer.exe (and some other programs) can have annoying consequences 
(corrupting your windows drive as described in the README file) The 
safest way to use wine is without windows. The biggest problem with this 
method is sharing data between the two installations. If you have not 
done so I would suggest that you do a backup of your windows drive if 
you decide to use it in shared mode with wine.

>   Thanks for all your help! Makes me feel better someone is out there!
Your welcome.


Tony Lambregts

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