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Windows can not find… Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again

I have bought Alienware 17 laptop. Win 7 didn't have the network driver so I went to download them from Dell. I then downloaded the driver and copied it to Alien over the USB. But when I run it (by ...
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Mah Jonng game on Archive.org from 1991 will not run

I am trying to download v3.5.1 on archive.org of Mah Jonng. I have no idea what is wrong with it but here is the error when I try to run it: Okay, this game is from 1991 and maybe it will not run ...
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Why edit.com (16 bit) on WinXP or in Virtual PC on Win7 cannot exit successfully by clicking the close button?

Why edit.com (16 bit, aka MS-DOS Editor) cannot be terminated successfully by clicking the close button on WinXP or in Virtual PC on Win7, but can be terminated successfully by clicking File >> Exit? ...
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Display becomes messed up at 16bit

I'm trying to play Planescape Torment on my Windows install on a MacBook Pro. The colors in the entire game are garbled and messed up. The problem is the color palette. In fact, the color palette on ...
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Small software to run 16-bit apps

I cannot run a small Windows 16-bit app on my 64-bit system. Suggestions I found online involve running the 16-bit app inside a virtual machine, but running a whole OS just to run a small app seems ...
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16 bit windows under Win64 using Wine?

I wonder if anyone has tried the following approach to run a 16-bit application under Win64? I can install a VMware virtual machine, load Linux, and use Wine to simulate the old Windows environment. ...
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Is there any way to convert 16bit DOS app to 32bit?

Is there any way to convert a 16bit DOS app to a 32bit app so that I'm not constrained by the 16383 limit? Or maybe there is a way of running a 16bit app as a 32bit app without converting it? I don't ...
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Memory limits in 16, 32 and 64 bit systems

The theoretical memory limits in 16, 32 and 64 bit machines are as follows: 16 bit = 65, 536 bytes (64 Kilobytes) 32 bit = 4, 294, 967, 295 bytes (4 Gigabytes) 64 bit = 18, 446, 744, 073, 709, 551, ...
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How to determine AAC bit depth

With a wav file for example you can easily distinguish between bit depths 24-bit Stream #0:0: Audio: pcm_s24le ([1][0][0][0] / 0x0001), 44100 Hz, stereo, s32, 2116 kb/s 16-bit ...
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Is it possible to install Windows 98 on a VM in order to run a 16 bits app that accesses an old VLB data capture card from the host machine?

I need to access an old VLB (before PCI controllers) SCADA card with a 16 bits application that controls the data and processes. I do have only the DOS driver for that card and I need to install a 32 ...
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Does Windows 8 Support 16-bit Programs?

With Vista and up, 64-bit versions of Windows no longer support 16-bit programs, but 32-bit versions can still run them. Windows 8 has changed a lot of things from even Windows 7, and there were ...
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Fixing a broken NTVDM

Problem: About a week ago, the NTVDM on an XP installation broke. Symptoms: The first symptom was that a 16-bit executable that is run during an auto-run batch file would hang and peg the CPU at ...
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How can I run a (16-bit) .COM executable that has been renamed to .COS?

I'm trying to run a couple of 16-bit legacy DOS programs from a standard windows XP dos prompt. The problem is that the file extensions have been renamed from .COM to .COS and they are stored on ...
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I have a modern 64-bit CPU. Does my BIOS still operate in 16-bit REAL mode?

Since it is still required to boot, I am wondering, on a x64/AMD64 64-bit system, does the BIOS still use 16-bit instructions? Also does it operate in REAL MODE?
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How do I get 16-bit programs to work on a 64-bit Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why 64 bit OS can't run a 16 bit application? When trying to play an old game, Skyroads for instance, I get the following error message: The version of this file ...
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Vague ntvdm message on XP: The Win 16 Subsystem has insufficent resources to continue running. […]

What does the ntvdm error message "The Win 16 Subsystem has insufficent resources to continue running. Click on OK, close your applications, and restart your machine." mean, and how can it be ...
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Windows complains on boot that GoogleCrashHelper is a 16-bit application

Whenever I start Windows, it complains that it cannot start Google Crash Helper, because it's a 16-bit application. Quite apart from the fact that I find that ludicrously unlikely, I also can't find ...
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Would TurboC run on windows7 and the executables generated by TurboC compilations run on Windows7?

For some reason i have TurboC compiler (Dos version). I believe both the TurboC executable and the C programs compiled into executables are 16 bit versions. I have a Windows7 system. Would like to ...
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Why can't a 64 bit OS run a 16 bit application?

Why is it that a 32 bit OS which is installed on a 64 bit CPU can run old DOS 16 bit applications, but if you install a 64 bit OS it can't run those applications directly and need some sort of ...
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What is SMSISTUB (Win 16 Subsystem)?

This morning when I logged on to my work computer, I got the following "Application: SMSISTUB" message: The Win 16 Subsystem has insufficient resources to continue running. Click on OK, close ...
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A scripting language for legacy hardware [closed]

I want to pick up a scripting language for real legacy hardware. It must be compilable for 16-bit. What may suffice?
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How to test if a program pi 16-Bit compatible?

I'm creating a GUI for soPDF written in Delphi, but I want to know if soPDF is 16-Bit compatible, because I need to run it in MS-DOS 6.22 Also, can I do this test with DOSBox?