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16 bit hardware windows 7

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March 20, 2012 10:06:23 PM

Hi Everybody,
i was recently installing a game to my hp laptop and got it installed. when i went to play it this message comes up
Unsupported 16-Bit Application

the progam or feature "/??/C:/eGames/MINI_C~1/Game/egames/exe" cannot start or run due to incompatibility with 64-bit versions of windows. Please contact the software vendor to ask if a 64-bit Windows compatible version is available.

The game is Mini car racing

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Brady

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a b $ Windows 7
March 20, 2012 11:36:31 PM

Win Vista and Win 7 dropped support for 16-bit applications.

There is a program called Windows XP Mode that can be used to run old 16-bit programs. However, there are two caveats:

1. You need Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate to install this program.
2. Windows XP Mode does not support DirectX of any version so it cannot be used to play games.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/install-and...
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.as...

The other alternative it to install Windows XP on a separate hard drive partition, thus creating a dual boot PC. That means when you boot up your PC you choose if you want to load Windows 7 or Windows XP.
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March 28, 2012 2:53:33 AM

jaguarskx said:
Win Vista and Win 7 dropped support for 16-bit applications.

There is a program called Windows XP Mode that can be used to run old 16-bit programs. However, there are two caveats:

1. You need Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate to install this program.
2. Windows XP Mode does not support DirectX of any version so it cannot be used to play games.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/install-and...
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.as...

The other alternative it to install Windows XP on a separate hard drive partition, thus creating a dual boot PC. That means when you boot up your PC you choose if you want to load Windows 7 or Windows XP.


ok im not very techy. i need that in normal person english. and if ur really bored.. a step by step of what you would

Thanks
Brady
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a b $ Windows 7
March 28, 2012 5:05:32 PM

Basically, Windows Vista and Windows 7 has totally dropped support for 16-bit games.

Windows XP Mode is a program that allows you to run old 16-bit programs, but it cannot be used to play games.

In a nutshell you cannot play that game unless you install Windows XP on your computer.
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April 14, 2014 11:33:18 AM

Traveller13 said:
If you are having an installation problem with 16-bit software if you are still interested check out

LINK REDACTED - SS

there is a tutorial you can buy to fix issues like this, if you want proof of this let me know


Bull. ****.

Its really quite simple: A 64-bit OS only understands 64-bit datatypes. Windows ships with WOW64, which upconverts all 32-bit programs to 64-bit, allowing them to run. Since 16-bit programs are not upconverted, they can not run, And if someone out there made a user-mode program that accomplishes this, integrates it into the Windows kernel, I'm sure tech sites would be talking about it, rather then charging $20 for a tutorial.

Fails sniff test quite easily.
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April 14, 2014 11:48:48 AM

Since we're now dredging up year old posts simply for spam, I'm closing this.
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