Windows 10: how do I run 16-bit/ms-dos applications on 64-bit windows 10?

Discus and support how do I run 16-bit/ms-dos applications on 64-bit windows 10? in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; I want to run some 16-bit applications but I got this error: This app can't run on your PC and it was a 16-bit application. the same error happened... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by papperboy3498, Sep 7, 2018.

  1. papperboy3498 Win User

    how do I run 16-bit/ms-dos applications on 64-bit windows 10?


    I want to run some 16-bit applications but I got this error:


    This app can't run on your PC


    and it was a 16-bit application. the same error happened when I tried to open a ms-dos application. compatibility mode won't work. what do I do to make them run?

    :)
     
    papperboy3498, Sep 7, 2018
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  2. lenitrumbo Win User

    How to run a 16-bit program in Windows 10 64-bit?

    *Original Title: 16 bit on windows 10

    I have windows 10 64 bit and I have a program that runs on 16 bit. Need to know how to do it
     
    lenitrumbo, Sep 7, 2018
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  3. dax1792 Win User
    Is it possible to run a 16-bit program on Windows 10 64-bit platform?

    It's not possible to run 16bit applications on 64bit Windows. The reason give by Microsoft is

    Note that 64-bit Windows does not support running 16-bit Windows-based applications. The primary reason is that handles have 32 significant bits on 64-bit Windows. Therefore, handles cannot be truncated and passed to 16-bit applications
    without loss of data. Attempts to launch 16-bit applications fail with the following error:
    ERROR_BAD_EXE_FORMAT.

    Running 32-bit Applications

    Often, as appears to be the case here, only the installer is 16bit. If you can run the installer on a 32bit system, it's possible to record what files and Registry entries it produces and then transfer them to the 64bit system.

    Aaron Margosis has published some Powershell scripts to do this:

    The Case of the App Install Recorder
     
    dax1792, Sep 7, 2018
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  4. SIA Computer Corporaton Win User

    how do I run 16-bit/ms-dos applications on 64-bit windows 10?

    How do I run old 16 bit program on Windows 10 64 bit system

    Want to run 16 bit program on Windows 10 64 bit system. Won't Load. Is there any way to do this?
     
    SIA Computer Corporaton, Sep 7, 2018
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