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unsupported 16 bit application

  1. #1


    Posts : 79
    windows 8 single language

    unsupported 16 bit application


    i need help here because i'm planing to run old games on my windows 8 64 bit but it looks i can't even install i started with (prince of percia warrior within) but in the middle of installation o get the message (unsupported 16-bit application) so i think this will happen to the rest of the games i want to play too so how i'm i going to fix this,the only solution i found is dos cmd or something like that but i didn't know how to use it and i have to do lots of steps if that the only way i think i will pass so help please.

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  2. #2


    Gold Coast (Australia)
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    Windows 8.1 x64


    Win 8 32bit or 64bit?

    EDIT:

    I was reading about turning on 16bit application supprt for Win 8 32Bit OS. But it would seem it was only available in the developers version. Have a look around for 16BIT emulators for Win 8. Ill spend a short time searching.

    You could try Dos Box
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  3. #3


    A virtual machine is the only way. 64 bit versions of Windows have never supported 16 bit applications. Also note that some older 32 bit applications have 16 bit installers.
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    Posts : 79
    windows 8 single language


    Thanks guys I gusee dos box is all I have and I am not ready for dual booting I hoped there could be an easy way
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    Gold Coast (Australia)
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    Windows 8.1 x64


    hey good luck with it and let us know how you went !!
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  6. #6


    Posts : 59
    windows 8.1


    dosbox doesnt run 16bit windows program.

    there is a difference.

    only way without booting is with vmare player which is free or virtualbox.

    but I vote vmare player.

    just find a copy of windows xp and install the game in it


    also steam has the game too and runs fine on windows 8.
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