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How can I run a 16 bit program on a HP laptop with a 64 bit processor?

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#1 jandjbtx


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Posted 05 January 2010 - 03:15 PM

I recently purchased a HP laptop running Windows 7 with a 64 bit processor. I have a program, originally designed to operate in Win 3.1 or Win 95, but it would operate in Win XP by using the compatibility wizard. However, it will not work on the setup I now have. The people who designed this program have gone out of business. I have accepted the fact that my program will not open in Win 7 64 bit. My question is: what should I do to be able to use this program on this computer?
Would installing Win XP solve the problem? I am a semi-novice and understand very little about processors.

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 05:52 PM

Try DOSBox. Now, the binary reads "Win32 Installer", so this may not work as expected. It shouldn't hurt to try, though.
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