December 16th, 2012, 05:50 PM
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.
December 16th, 2012, 06:13 PM
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.
December 16th, 2012, 06:17 PM
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.
Originally Posted by requinix
December 16th, 2012, 10:03 PM
And that error message would be...?
December 17th, 2012, 04:09 PM
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.
December 17th, 2012, 04:59 PM
I believe the problem is the x64 part. Win64 just isn't written to support 16-bit applications. Meanwhile Win32 should handle them fine.
Originally Posted by seack79
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December 18th, 2012, 12:41 PM
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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December 18th, 2012, 02:37 PM
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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