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Hyper-V & Legacy Software

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  • I have two legacy software packages that I would like to exercise on my new Microsoft Surface Pro 3.  The problem: My new operating system is Windows 8.1; the legacy software packages had operated successfully on my Acer Netbook running Windows XP.  The first legacy program is called Mathcad - it is apparently coded for 32-bit machines.  It ran on the Acer without any problems under Windows XP.  The second legacy program is called German Assistant - it is apparently coded for 16-bit machines, and historically ran under DOS 2.1 or above - but it was also able to run on the Acer under Windows XP.  Presently I have VMware Player (non-commercial) running Windows XP on my new Surface Pro 3.  Mathcad runs fine; German Assistant not at all.  Is Hyper-v the answer to my problem?  Will it do better than VMware Player?
    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 6:35 PM

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