Running 16 bit software on 64 bit Windows 8.1

Discussion in 'Software' started by smarty3010, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. smarty3010


    Mar 11, 2016
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    I am trying to run 16 bit software on 64 bit Windows 8.1.

    I searched Google on how to do so and got results suggesting that I should install Oracle VM VirtualBox with Windows XP virtual hard drive. So I installed Oracle VM VirtualBox and followed the instructions from the page:

    After this I created a shared folder so that Windows XP can access the folder

    But running 16 bit software on Windows XP still gives error "16 bits screen mode required".


    Please help.

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    Jody Thornton

    Feb 10, 2016
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    I use DOSBox on Windows 8 to run a small Windows 3.1 installation, and then run my 16-bit program. It's Jezzball from the Best of Entertainment Pack. I just wish that there was a 32-bit issue of the small program.
    Jody Thornton, Mar 18, 2016
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