Yes, DOS 7.x wasn't bad. It added a few new DOS API functions, also.
Back in the Windows 98SE days, DOS 7.x was enough for me. This was before I felt nostalgic for old PCs. They were still around/common at the time.
It also ran my copy of Windows 3.10 (non-WfW) just fine back then.
It was installed in a separate directory on the C: drive of my Windows 98 PC (C:\WIN31 or C:\Windows.31 ?) .
But I must add I wasn't dependent on 386 Enhanced-Mode very much, also.
Because, that stuff usually ran on Windows 98SE, anyway. So no need for Win32s, WinG etc. Windows 98SE took care of that.
My old, beloved 16-Bit applications, like Visual Basic 1.0, Turbo Pascal for Windows etc. were both 286 friendly and Standard-Mode friendly, anyway.
But maybe I was a special case. Many users seem to have preferably used the newer WfW 3.11 instead, which uses VFAT and requires a 386+ PC.
The Standard-Mode kernal (DOSX.EXE+KRNL286.EXE) is nolonger part of it, thus.
Which is bad, because both FreeDOS and DOS 7 have no issues with Standard-Mode and vanilla Windows 3.1x.
On top of this, the old 286 code has less trouble with modern and fast CPUs.
Maybe that's another reason why I had never encountered trouble with the little Windows 3.1 installation on my Windows 98 PC.
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