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  1.    16 Mar 2016 #1
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    16 bit programs on 32 bit windows 10...


    hi... i installed vdm on my 32 bit windows 10
    to run 16 bit windows programs
    have all the dlls in the windows system folder
    rebooted... and the programs still won't run...
    says something is missing...

    any ideas why?
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  2.    17 Mar 2016 #2
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    Windows 10 cannot run older 16 bit programs. You could use XP in a virtual machine.
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  3.    17 Mar 2016 #3
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    interesting... cause when i went to run one
    windows update popped up and said
    i needed to install ntvdm so i did
    and it said it was ok...

    they ran ok on windows 7...

    i have windows 3.1 installed on dosbox
    maybe i'll use that...
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  4.    18 Mar 2016 #4
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    64 bit versions of Windows can't run 16-bit applications, but 32 bit versions should run them, as far as I knew.
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  5.    18 Mar 2016 #5
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    I may be wrong, however, I thought I read scuttlebutt indicating hardware also plays a role, regardless of software.
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  6.    18 Mar 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
    64 bit versions of Windows can't run 16-bit applications, but 32 bit versions should run them, as far as I knew.
    That's my understanding also, unless something has changed? You may have to try running them in compatibility mode though?
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  7.    18 Mar 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    That's my understanding also...?
    when i run one i get a message saying a component is missing
    like it does with a dll file...but i have all of them...
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  8.    18 Mar 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by hannelius View Post
    when i run one i get a message saying a component is missing
    like it does with a dll file...but i have all of them...
    System or System32, and does it matter?
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  9.    18 Mar 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    System or System32, and does it matter?
    i always put them in the system folder
    that's where they are...

    as soon as i copied them to the system 32 folder
    they worked... that did it... thanks...
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  10.    18 Mar 2016 #10
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    Just a lucky guess on my part, glad it solved the problem though.
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