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Windows 7: Problem running Office 97 install in XP Mode

18 Jun 2018   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
Problem running Office 97 install in XP Mode

Trying to install MSOffice 97 under Virtual PC XP Mode, but getting error:

Can't run 16-bit Windows Program
Insufficient Memory to run this application.

Have tried both increasing (2048MB) and decreasing (256MB) memory available to XP Mode. Can not find any relevant info though searches I've tried. Hoping someone here can help.

EDIT: I've also tried running the installer under various compatibility modes.

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29 Jun 2018   #2
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3

Hi BarrieCE,

Have you looked at this post? Is Office 97 Compatible with Windows 7?

I hope this helps!
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30 Jun 2018   #3

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1

Are you trying to install it on XP or on 7? 7 64-bit does not have 16-bit support. Run an old program on a new PC | PCWorld

I was never able to get XP mode to work.
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02 Jul 2018   #4

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)

To follow up on what townsbg said, check your XP install - make sure it is 32-bit. If you installed 64-bit XP Mode, then you will never be able to install 16-bit Office 97.

The increased memory (2048 MB) that you made available to XP Mode was a good thing to do. I would continue with that.
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