Is there a software to easily run classic 16-bit programs on W10 x64?

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    Windows 10 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Cybersecurity Specialty.
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    Is there a software to easily run classic 16-bit programs on W10 x64?


    Hi all -

    This could be a tough one.

    Looking for a easy, quick, novel solution - not DosBox or via a VM.

    Suggestions, if any?

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    Win 10 Home 10.0.19044.1865 (x64) [21H2]
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    Compumind said:
    Hi all -

    This could be a tough one.

    Looking for a easy, quick, novel solution - not DosBox or via a VM.

    Suggestions, if any?

    Not really what you asked, but...

    Here's a site with all the old games, that you can just play in your browser.
    Most Popular DOS Games | ClassicReload.com


    Just found this. Haven't tested it yet.

    How to Enable 16-bit Application Support in Windows 10
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    Ghot said:
    Just found this. Haven't tested it yet. How to Enable 16-bit Application Support in Windows 10
    Hi. No that's for the 32-bit version of Windows 10. NTVDM was removed from the 64-bit version.

    HTH,

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    Compumind said:
    Hi. No that's for the 32-bit version of Windows 10. NTVDM was removed from the 64-bit version.

    HTH,



    Just found that out.
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    Ghot said:
    Just found that out.
    No worries! I would like to install/run a couple of 16-bit Windows programs without loading/configuring VM's and such.

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    21H1 64 Bit Home
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    Just tried to install Total Commander 16 bit. No way.
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    FYI:

    Tried this.

    NTVDMx64 by Leecher1337

    Is there a software to easily run classic 16-bit programs on W10 x64?-ntvdm.jpg

    Still no go. I only tried one program.

    Is there a software to easily run classic 16-bit programs on W10 x64?-administrator_cmd-install.jpg

    EDIT: Apparently it only works with DOS. I didn't try that.
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    21H1 64 Bit Home
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    Next up is:

    Otvdm/winevdm
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    Compumind said:
    No worries! I would like to install/run a couple of 16-bit Windows programs without loading/configuring VM's and such.
    Don't think it is possible, but the least effort without needing a VM would be to install Windows 3.1 in DosBox, then install the 16-bit program in Win 3.1.

    Is there a software to easily run classic 16-bit programs on W10 x64?-win3.11-win10.png
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  10. Posts : 5,357
    21H1 64 Bit Home
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    Okay it worked to some extent:

    Is there a software to easily run classic 16-bit programs on W10 x64?-tc.jpg

    It allows the installer to run (after setting compatibility)


    Is there a software to easily run classic 16-bit programs on W10 x64?-installation-total-commander-6.58-16-bit-.jpg

    Error:


    Is there a software to easily run classic 16-bit programs on W10 x64?-error.jpg

    Maybe it works with some programs and not with Total Commander?
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