support...  yeah.  the entire MSDN got an "upgrade" erasing everything referencing windows nt, 98, 95, me, etc. and inserting windows 2000.  improper documentation.  changing history doesn't make it necessarily go away.  I still have my MSVC 6.0 Standard + MSDN to work from. 

unfortunately, none of the mingw  or mingw-w64 compilers have been weaned off of msvcrt.dll, so I can't compile code which works on older systems which I still have and customers still have.  I would still like to have software with which to revive old boxes.  there are no compilers left.  can't distribute anything written with my VC++ standard.
maybe us die-hards are going to have to face elimination of windows 9x/me/nt/2000.

From: Earnie Boyd <>
To: Eli Zaretskii <>; MinGW Users List <>
Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2012 1:22 PM
Subject: Re: [Mingw-users] problem in winbase.h?

On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 11:34 AM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>> Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 08:43:33 -0500
>> From: Earnie Boyd
>> On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 4:29 AM, Jim Michaels <> wrote:
>> > no matter what I do, I can't use GetVolumePathName() in winbase.h, I get
>> > df.cpp:904:60: error: 'GetVolumePathNameA' was not declared in this scope
>> >
>> According to MSDN
>> Minimum supported client
>> Windows XP
> That doesn't necessarily mean anything.  E.g., MSDN says that
> CreateProcess needs at least "Windows 2000 Professional", which is a
> lie.

Well, not really a lie since you have to factor "supported" into the statement.

> I guess that's MS's way of urging us to upgrade ;-)

If you want "support" yes. ;-p


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