16bit legacy programs on 64 bit platform RRS feed

  • Question

  • i wanna ask that is there any native support in win xp x64 or vista 64 bit for the older legacy 16 bit programs?
    Saturday, February 10, 2007 7:27 PM


  • No, neither XP x64 nor Vista x64 has a 16-bit subsystem. Therefore, any 16-bit applications you have or 32-bit installers with 16-bit components won't work. If you have a 16-bit app you REALLY need to run, I'd try running it in VirtualPC, which is free to download and use. As luck would have it, Virtual PC 2007 RTMs today!

    [update] I just found out the Virtual PC 2007 RTM is actually 2/19/07. Sorry for the confusion.


    Monday, February 12, 2007 6:56 PM