Java technology relies on files with longer names than the old DOS limits, so if you are running older (pre-Microsoft Windows 95) versions of DOS, Java technology will not work. If you are running a version of DOS (such as the one that comes with Windows 95) that allows long file names, you should not have any problems.
Note that older versions of WinZip do not support long file names, even if the installed version of DOS does. You can get a free upgrade of WinZip with support for long file names from their web site.
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