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#1 34BLEEP00XX

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 10:50 AM

I want to know this. Can windows 8 run OLD 16-bit programs or should I keep my 32-bit XP running still? I don't yet have a new computer so I am just asking to get advices what should I do because I like OLD 16-bit programs also.

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 11:02 AM

To be honest, I dont have any 16-bit apps to test. If you know of one that I can test with, i would be happy to do so.

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 06:56 PM

Windows 8 supports 16bit apps, the feature is integrated in Windows 8.

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Hope this helps,

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 11:44 AM

Thanks Don!

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:41 AM

Please note: This is true for the 32-bit version of Windows 8. Haven't yet tested the 64-bit version, but EVERY previous 64-bit version of Windows did NOT support 16-bit software. I'll be surprised if Windows 8 is different.

Judging by the warning screen you get (posted above) I think it's safe to say that Windows 8 will be the LAST version of Windows to support 16-bit software.




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