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Why Won't Program Run?


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#1 MickinPlymouthUK

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 12:55 PM

Hi,
I can't get a program to run in XP Home because the message keeps coming up "This is a 32-bit application", whatever that means?
The program is 'Tower' air traffic control simulation, and it ran okay about 10 years ago on my old PC with (i think) Win 95.
Why won't it run in XP Home? Is there any way round the 32-bit issue?
Thanks

PS this is it -TOWER free download - http://www.scenery.org/atc_sims.htm

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 01:00 PM

Ten years ago...

Well, it's probably a 16-bit program that you are trying to run, while XP is a 32-bit operating system.

You might take a look at some of these links: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=r...+programs+on+XP

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#3 MickinPlymouthUK

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 01:08 PM

Here's a bit of the Tower website blurb - "Tower is a windows 32 bit application. You can run it in Win3.1 or better. Installation was a snap on our Win98 machine..."

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 02:20 PM

You might try the compatability wizard in XP. Run Older Programs on Windows XP

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