Vista and 16 bit Applications


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Iain Hamilton

Which versions of Vista (if any) will support legacy 16 bit apps ?

Thanks

Iain Hamilton
 
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Iain Hamilton

Andre,

I installed the CTP on a PIII based CPU (1 GHz 513Mb RAM), so definately 32
bit and I get "NTVDM encontered a Hard Error". If I set the compatibility to
Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows XP it does exactly the same thing.

Is this a peculiarity of the app or is it that Vista does not support 16 bit
apps ?


Thanks

Iain
 
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roman modic

Hello!

Iain Hamilton said:
Andre,

I installed the CTP on a PIII based CPU (1 GHz 513Mb RAM), so definately
32 bit and I get "NTVDM encontered a Hard Error". If I set the
compatibility to Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows XP it does exactly the
same thing.
Is this the only error message that you receive or are there any
more after that? Have you installed your 16-bit app or just
copied exe and run it? Maybe some 16-bit DLL-s are missing ...

Regards, Roman
 
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Zack Whittaker \(R2 Mentor\)

As Andre says, 64-bit editions of Vista will NOT support 16-bit
applications - they're just not designed to. 32-bit editions of Vista will
support 16-bit software.

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roman modic

Hello!

Zack Whittaker (R2 Mentor) said:
As Andre says, 64-bit editions of Vista will NOT support 16-bit
applications - they're just not designed to. 32-bit editions of Vista will
support 16-bit software.
quote:
Regards, Roman
 

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