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i have vista 64 and some old games that wont install

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Old 11-22-2007
jj22
 

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i have vista 64 and some old games that wont install
is there any way of me being able to install some of my old 95 games in vista
64 i could in xp 32 but i get the message that i need a 64 bit version of the
software is there a way around this or is it now impossible
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Old 11-22-2007
Rick Rogers
 

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Re: i have vista 64 and some old games that wont install
Hi,

If they are 16-bit applications (and many from that era were), then the
answer is no. There is no 16-bit support in x64 for a number of technical
reasons. What you might be able to do is download and install Virtual PC,
and if you have an install disk for an earlier OS such as Win95/98, etc.
that does support 16-bit apps, create a virtual machine with that OS and run
the applications from there.

Virtual PC (free):
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pro...c/default.mspx

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Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
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Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
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"jj22" <jj22@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> is there any way of me being able to install some of my old 95 games in
> vista
> 64 i could in xp 32 but i get the message that i need a 64 bit version of
> the
> software is there a way around this or is it now impossible


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Old 11-22-2007
jj22
 

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Re: i have vista 64 and some old games that wont install
thank you

"Rick Rogers" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> If they are 16-bit applications (and many from that era were), then the
> answer is no. There is no 16-bit support in x64 for a number of technical
> reasons. What you might be able to do is download and install Virtual PC,
> and if you have an install disk for an earlier OS such as Win95/98, etc.
> that does support 16-bit apps, create a virtual machine with that OS and run
> the applications from there.
>
> Virtual PC (free):
> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pro...c/default.mspx
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
>
> "jj22" <jj22@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:6F003882-2BDA-4CC7-9340-61A80BF7C9F0@microsoft.com...
> > is there any way of me being able to install some of my old 95 games in
> > vista
> > 64 i could in xp 32 but i get the message that i need a 64 bit version of
> > the
> > software is there a way around this or is it now impossible

>
>

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