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Can't Run 16 Bit Windows Program

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#1 Geoff777


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Posted 28 January 2006 - 03:27 AM

Hi all,
l have a Soni vaio running WinXPPro.
I tried to load some software my distance learning course provided, in all there are seven different applications on it. Six work fine, but when i try to open the one i want!! (typical) l get the error:

Can't run 16 bit Windows program.
Cannot find the file C:\OURDB\imbooks\pob.EXE.

pob.EXE is there!! I can see it :thumbsup:

Any ideas?

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Posted 28 January 2006 - 07:49 PM


XP has a nice little tool called Compatability Wizard. Have you tried that? Heres a link to the MS KB article here, on how to use it. hth

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 12:23 AM

I am no expert, but if you have SP 2 it kills all 16 bit applications?

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