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Windows 7: How to extract from old .exe file?

26 Mar 2014   #1
peachsnapple

64-bit Windows 7
 
 
How to extract from old .exe file?

Hi guys,

So I have an old computer game that apparently was designed to run on Windows 3.1 (1993). I'm trying to extract a disk image from the .exe file so that I can play it on a DOS emulator. I tried to extract it via command line, but I got an error saying, "The program cannot start or run due to incompatibility with 64-bit versions of Windows." I also tried extracting it with Universal Extractor, but didn't work because it said the .exe file is not a valid PE file. The DOS emulator won't run the installer of the game, which is why I'm trying to extract it.

I tried just running the .exe file in compatibility mode, but the lowest I could go was Windows 95, which still didn't work.

I'm determined to figure this out, please help!


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26 Mar 2014   #2
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Windows 3.1 is a 16 bit OS. No 64 bit version of Windows has ever supported 16 bit applications. Running the application under a virtual machine is the only option.
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26 Mar 2014   #3
peachsnapple

64-bit Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
Windows 3.1 is a 16 bit OS. No 64 bit version of Windows has ever supported 16 bit applications. Running the application under a virtual machine is the only option.
I understand I can't directly run the program. I'm wondering how I can extract the files so that I can play the disk image on a DOS emulator.
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26 Mar 2014   #4
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Have you tried using 7-zip? I use version 9.22beta

7-Zip
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26 Mar 2014   #5
Alduins Khajiit

Windows 7 x86
 
 

AFAIK 7-zip cannot handle exe's
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27 Mar 2014   #6
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

It depends on the .exe. It is worth a try.
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