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Windows 7: Running 16 bit programs

19 Nov 2013   #1

Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate
Running 16 bit programs

I still rely on an old 16 bit Lotus Organiser program to maintain a number of things.

I wonder if anyone knows if there is a program that allows it to run on Win 7 (64bit mode), with or without incurring Virtual XP. Preferably NOT.

A bit thanks to any pointers.

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19 Nov 2013   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)

You need to use a virtual machine running a 32bit version of Windows. You cannot run old 16bit DOS applications otherwise. It is not a software limitation but a hardware limitation. A CPU running in its 64bit mode does not offer the functionality for old DOS applications to function. (Legacy Mode)

Alternatively, upgrade your setup to something else, something that isnt out dated.
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19 Nov 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

If you run XP or an older Windows in a virtual partition, it should run. But not in Windows 7 native.
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