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Windows 7: X86 versus X64

04 Aug 2010   #11

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Only programs that are self-contained and make no changes to your system registry can be installed and run in this manner. If the program makes changes to the registry, then it needs actually installing on the HDD prior to it being run.

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04 Aug 2010   #12

Windows 7
 
 

Hi again,
these are small programs that long ago came on a CD or floppy, and consist of 6 or more small files. When all of the files are moved to a new computer, opening the 'application' has always picked up the dlls etc and I guess installed the whole package whenever the application is opened. The programs always appear on the hard drive only as the 6 individual files, and a shortcut can be made to the application. However, when I downloaded current versions of the program, which one would expect to go to the correct location, the download would not open, advising the same incompatibility as the dragged file. ?? S.P.
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04 Aug 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If these are old, 16-bit programs, they won't run on an x64 OS system. That's what XP Mode was created for. If it was me, I'd set up XP Mode or any other VM software, and run them in an XP VM.

Then again, you seem unwilling to give the names pf any of these apps, so we can only guess.
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04 Aug 2010   #14

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stinkpot View Post
Hi again,
these are small programs that long ago came on a CD or floppy, and consist of 6 or more small files. When all of the files are moved to a new computer, opening the 'application' has always picked up the dlls etc and I guess installed the whole package whenever the application is opened. The programs always appear on the hard drive only as the 6 individual files, and a shortcut can be made to the application. However, when I downloaded current versions of the program, which one would expect to go to the correct location, the download would not open, advising the same incompatibility as the dragged file. ?? S.P.
Give an example of one of these programs and where you can download it from, and I'll take a look.
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