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    How can I get these programs to run on Windows 7 (64bit)


    Probably a bit of a noob question but how can I get these dos files to run on Windows 64bit home premium with out the use of dosbox?

    All of the programs are on win4sports .coms website and are DOS files I believe.

    All of the files I require to run are on there.

    Thanks in adavance for any help you can provide.

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    I'll say now: if they're 16-bit then you're out of luck.
    What happens when you try to run them?

    Also, OH GOD MY EYES.
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    Originally Posted by requinix
    I'll say now: if they're 16-bit then you're out of luck.
    What happens when you try to run them?

    Also, OH GOD MY EYES.
    I just get an error message. It surprises me there is so little available for running these. Yeah I know, that site is horrific, I think 12 year old computing students could do a better job.
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    I have to agree, if it's a 16-bit program, Windows 7 64-bit simply isn't designed to run that. I've heard of some people being able to re-write the programming for the game utilizing Microsoft's Application Compatibility Manger; after that it would work. That's a little beyond my scope though. For most games like that I've had to use dosbox myself.

    edit: should read Windows 7 64-bit
    Last edited by seack79; December 17th, 2012 at 07:56 PM.
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    Originally Posted by seack79
    I have to agree, if it's a 16-bit program, Windows 7 simply isn't designed to run that.
    I believe the problem is the x64 part. Win64 just isn't written to support 16-bit applications. Meanwhile Win32 should handle them fine.

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    • seack79 agrees : Agreed, I had a lapse in diction and put Win 7 generically. :-)
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    If windows 7 xp mode is available for your version of w7, I believe the XP you get in the VM is 32bit even on a 64bit host system.
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    Have you tried using DOSBox ?

    That site is horrific! Don't think its been updated since 1997 . . . or 1987 for that matter
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