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Windows 7: 64-bit OS = No 16-bit support


20 Jul 2009   #1
bum

Windows 7 RC
 
 
64-bit OS = No 16-bit support

64-bit versions of Windows do not support 16-bit components, 16-bit processes, or 16-bit applications

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20 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7 PRO x64
 
 

Lol, isnt anything new.
Give us a heads up as to why your wanting to back away from x64 because of this?
What 16bit apps are you trying to run anyways? Games? Emulators work. Also flash games work aswell :P.
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21 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7 64bit Home
 
 

I have 16 bit software that I have to use for work so it would have been nice to be able to run it on x64, however I just dual boot 32 & 64 to solve the problem.
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21 Jul 2009   #4

 

Run them in Virtual XP
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21 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 7600.16384 x64
 
 

yeah XP mode works great.
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21 Jul 2009   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Why would you even want 16-bit in this day and age? But as others have said theres always virtualisation.
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21 Jul 2009   #7

W7 7201
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Why would you even want 16-bit in this day and age? But as others have said theres always virtualisation.
And why would you even create a thread with information we already know.
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21 Jul 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scozzie View Post
And why would you even create a thread with information we already know.
bum is simply looking for a way to run a 16bit he uses in the work environment on his home pc.

Another thought depending on the type of 16bit application is an emulator called DOSBox where you mount old dos apps, games on a virtual dos drive through the small window. The VPC is geared more towards XP Pro support Windows programs as a rule and may run into too many problems trying to get any 16bit app to work there.

98 on Virtual would be more of a thought for still offering 16bit support.
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21 Jul 2009   #9

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kumobox View Post
I have 16 bit software that I have to use for work so it would have been nice to be able to run it on x64, however I just dual boot 32 & 64 to solve the problem.

Why not fire up a VM -- Even Windows 3.11 runs fine as a VM on Windows 7 X-64 under Vmware. Haven't tried yet but it should also work on Virtual Box.

You can still download Windows 3.11 from Technet BTW.

Running XP as a VM poses utterly no problems either -- I run 3 of them daily using old legacy hardware and apps. With Windows 7 X-64 you could probably equal or even surpass the Native speed of these OS'es due to the far superior compute power and processes of the 64 bit OS.

Cheers
jimbo
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22 Jul 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

I tried to get 3.1 running here on the SUN Virtual Box to no go. You needed bootable media to go onto a Fat16 primary. I got so far starting the 3.1 setup and seeing the Windows directory created while Win 3.1 simply refused to load eventually.


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