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#1 msnarayanan

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 12:28 AM

hello all

 

recently i have bought a dell laptop with windows 8.1 os.

previously i used desktop with windows xp os.  the previous

version was compatible to certain programmes developed

by a reputed company but it was an older version (say in

32-bit format).

 

back of the above programme has been taken in an external

hard disk.

 

when i tried to work on this programme, in the new laptop with

8.1 version, a message comes to indicate that this new laptop

with 8.1 os is not compatible.  

 

is there any solutions for this.  i would also like to know whether

i can install windows xp along with 8.1; if so how.

 

if this is done, any harm will be caused to the system.

 

thank you,

 

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 07:00 PM

What program wont install

 

I am guessing you have a 64 bit system?

 

32 bit programs should run on a 64 bit system



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Posted 22 July 2015 - 12:03 AM

dear sir

thanks for your response.

 

the programme  i referred to was an accounting software called Tally.

i guess the programme was in 32 bit format since i get a message

while opening the programme file in 8.1

 

i also guess my laptop is working on 64 bit.

 

hope the above information would be sufficient to help me

out solving my problem.

 

m.s.narayanan



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Posted 22 July 2015 - 05:26 AM

Hi msnarayanan :)

Did you install Tally on your new Windows 8.1 Dell laptop, or did you simply back it up on your external hard drive, and try to launch it from there?

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 02:40 AM

dear sir

 

as suggested by you, i have tried to re-launch Tally program.

 

i notice that the program was in 16 bit application - not even 32 bit.

 

when i tried to launch the program, i get the following message:

 

                                  Unsupported 16 bit application

The program or feature "\??\D:\TALLY5\TALLY\PKUNZIP.EXE" cannot start or

run due to incompatibility with 64 bit version of windows.  Please contact the

software vendor to ask if a 64-bit windows compatible version is available.

 

i understand from the software dealers in my town, that there is no 64-bit

version available.

 

is there any other way to overcome this problem.

 

as i mentioned earlier, if i install windows xp will it work (it worked earlier)

can i have two os in the laptop?  will it affect the system?

 

I request for your help.

 

thank you

 

m s narayanan

 

 

 

 

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 05:22 AM

You tried to launch the program, if you launch the program without it being installed on the system first, it can fail. I suggest you to install it first, and then try to launch it.

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 06:58 AM

dear sir

 

i tried to install but could not.

 

the same message as i informed earlier, appears.

i would further state the program is ms-dos application.

 

m s narayanan



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Posted 23 July 2015 - 07:20 AM

Right-click on the installer, and select Properties. From there, go under the Compatibility tab, and check Execute this program in compatibility mode for and select Windows XP (Service Pack 3) then click on Apply and try to launch it.

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 09:06 AM

dear si

implicitly followed the steps suggested by you.

it is unfortunate, the same message appears.

 

while browsing web sits i came across dos box or

some thing like that.  but i am not taking risk installing

that software which is supposed to solve this kind of

probllem.

 

m.s.narayanan



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Posted 23 July 2015 - 09:07 AM

What I suggest you to do then is to create a Virtual Machine (VM), and install Windows XP SP3 in it. And you'll be able to install your software in it and use it that way.

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