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Running old Basic programs on 64 bit Windows 7 machine

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#1 YellowBelly


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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:50 AM

I have a friend who has upgraded to Windows 7 on a 64 bit machine. He has some old Basic programs, including source code, for useful engineering calculations. These programs no longer work on his machine.

What is his best course of action, please?
Neither of us are full time developers or PC experts so a user-friendly solution would be best.

Thanks . . . Ben

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 10:06 AM

Yeah, I had the same problem when I tried W7 64 bit. Some very old custom dos apps just wouldn't run, even in compatibility mode (I assume you've tried running them in compatibility mode, yes?). I ended up going back to W7 32 bit and everything is fine now. You may need to consider the same option.

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