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Windows 7: How do I run a old 32 bit dos program on new 64 bit machine

30 May 2014   #1
Paddie

windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
How do I run a old 32 bit dos program on new 64 bit machine

I have Windows 7 Pro 64 bit and want to use an older dos program that ran on my old 32 bit machine. I was told to download Microsoft virtual machine to do this. First do I have to install Windows 7 Pro 32 bit? And 2nd which file do I download for virtual machine?

Pat


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30 May 2014   #2
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

64 bit Windows 7 will run 32 bit programs, it just won't run 16 bit code. It sounds like your dos program runs 16 bit code. Dosbox might be an option, DOSBox, an x86 emulator with DOS
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01 Jun 2014   #3
JosSchaars

Windows XP-7-8, 32-64 bit
 
 

If it is a "serious" program, not some game, a better alternative than DOSBox is vDos:
vDos | Free Business & Enterprise software downloads at SourceForge.net
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