how to run 16 bit application in windows 7 / windows 8 64 bit system? Tags: Windows 7 Compatibility Windows 8 Last response: May 16, 2014 12:31 PM in Windows 7 Share detroy May 5, 2014 5:40:56 AM My 16 bit applications is running under 32 bit windows 7 system. But when comes to 64 bit system it does not run. I think Microsoft should give backward compatibility to programs of 16 bit - just not by providing only solution like virtual pc - isn't it? More about : run bit application windows windows bit system Reply to detroy Anonymous May 5, 2014 5:45:35 AM 16 Bit applications are mostly DOS compatible, and since Windows doesn't emulate DOS, it wont work on Windows x86 or Windows x64. To run DOS applications, you can use an emulator, and the best out there is DOSBOX: http://www.dosbox.com/ Reply to Anonymous m 0 l Jos Schaars May 16, 2014 12:31:02 PM If it are indeed DOS applications and not games, but “serious” programs. There’s a better alternative than DOSBox: http://sourceforge.net/projects/vdos/ Reply to Jos Schaars m 0 l Ask the community Post an answer Related resources SolvedHow do i run a 16 bit game on windows 7 64 bit os Forum SolvedHow to run 32 bit applications on 64 bit windows 8 Forum Solvedhow can you use a CD that is 32 bit on a 64 bit system like windows 7 or 8? Forum How to run 32 bit applications on 64 bit windows 7 Forum How to run 32 bit applications on 64 bit windows 7 Forum SolvedApplication error 0xc0000005 in windows7 (64-bit) how to repair it?? Forum Run 32 Bit FoxPro application in 64 Bit Windows7 Forum Solvedi cant run windows 7 x64 but my system is 64 bit capable Forum SolvedCan I run Windows 7,64 bit on a computer that had Windows 8, 64 bit installed? Forum SolvedHow to run 64 bit ubuntu on 32 bit windows 7 Forum [Solved] Application error 0xc0000005 in windows7 (64-bit) how to repair it?? Forum [Solved] Application error 0xc0000005 in windows7 (64-bit) how to repair it?? Forum Application error 0xc0000005 in windows7 (64-bit) how to repair it?? Forum 16GB installed, only 7.98GB usable (windows 8 64 bit) Forum Solved16-bit / 32-bit programs: how to run in Windows 7 Forum How do I get Doom 3 BFG Edition to run on Windows 8 64-bit? Forum Will intel core 2 duo e8500 3 16 ghz run windows 7 64 bit Forum Solvedwindows installer keeps runnning on my Windows 7 64 bit system, how can i fix this? Forum Solvedhow to install graphtech 1000-60 vinyl plotter in windows 7 ultimate-64 bit connected to system through USB Forum SolvedHow do I get around a program asking for .NET 2.0 on a Windows 7 64-bit system? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !