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windows 10 32bit???

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#1 john11139


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 12:03 PM

I just got a new HP laptop with windows 10.  I have been running Windows 7 with 32 bit.  I have some old DOS programs (probably 16 bit)  They work fine.  I cant find any replacement for them and cant give them up.  ( Pay roll and bookkeeping for 20 years)  Is there anyway that windows could be installed on it and get all the drivers.  Some say if I have windows 10 32 bit loaded on it will work but I don't  think it will.  I tried running it on a friends computer with win 10 32 bit and couldn't get it to work.  I hate to keep two computers as most suggested.  Will 7 load on it and what will happen if I try it?.  Could I revert back?   Any help appreciated.

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#2 Kilroy


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 12:08 PM

Dual booting or virtual machine would be two possible options.  However, if these programs are "mission critical" you need to look for a replacement as this problem is only going to get worse as time goes on.

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 09:17 PM

Well you could ways try dosbox for those old apps, 64bit is backwards compatible to 32bit and below but windows itself always phases out old apps.

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