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Windows 7: How to turn windows to 16 bit?

10 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
How to turn windows to 16 bit?

How to turn windows to 16 bit?

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10 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

What do you mean by this question?

If you're referring to 16bit backwards compatibility, all current 32 bit versions of Windows 7 have that ability

http://www.windowsbbs.com/windows-7/...lications.html

Virtual DOS machine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

64bit versions of Windows do not have that ability;

http://superuser.com/questions/14095...it-application

you'll have to use XP mode if you have Windows 7 Professional or higher, or an emulator like DOSBox for Dos programs...

Download Windows XP Mode

Set Up and Use XP Mode in Windows 7

DOSBox, an x86 emulator with DOS
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11 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I'm using a 64 bit now. How can i change to 16 bit?
I want to change to 16 bit because so i can play old games.
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11 Jul 2012   #4

Win7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nuttawet View Post
I'm using a 64 bit now. How can i change to 16 bit?
I want to change to 16 bit because so i can play old games.
You don't "change" a 64-bit OS to a 16-bit one.
If you want a 16-bit only OS you'll need to go back to Windows 3.1. Even Win95/98/Me were hybrid 32/16-bit OSes.
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12 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nuttawet View Post
I'm using a 64 bit now. How can i change to 16 bit?
I want to change to 16 bit because so i can play old games.
The act of reverting to 16bit is what i referred to in my previous post as 16 bit compatibility!

Refer to my previous post for why this is impossible on your 64 bit operating system and some suggestions on how to get your 16 bit programs to work in Windows 7 x64 using emulators like DOSBox or XP mode.

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12 Jul 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nuttawet View Post
I'm using a 64 bit now. How can i change to 16 bit?
I want to change to 16 bit because so i can play old games.
If you are planning to play old games, then you will have to use DOSBox, an x86 emulator with DOS.

OLD School games. why cant i play them.
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12 Jul 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nuttawet View Post
I'm using a 64 bit now. How can i change to 16 bit?
I want to change to 16 bit because so i can play old games.
You cannot easily do this. With a 64bit OS, it has support obviously for 64bit, as well as 1 step backwards which is 32 bit. With a 32bit OS, it supports 32 bit and 1 step backwards which is 16 bit. 16bit native apps don't run on 64bit platforms.

As others suggested, an emulation software or virtual machine is really your only choice. Neither are great for games..but if they are old 16bit apps...these environments might just do the trick.
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