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Indeed not only 32-bit

Indeed not only 32-bit

Posted Jan 24, 2009 17:23 UTC (Sat) by nlucas (subscriber, #33793)
In reply to: Indeed not only 32-bit by mjr
Parent article: Common Wine Myths

64-bit Vista runs 16-bit applications just fine, although in a virtual machine.

Nothing new here, as that is a limitation of the processor, not of the system (you can't run 16-bit code on 64-bit mode as you can on 32-bit mode).

But I don't actually run any windows machine, so can't test it.


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Indeed not only 32-bit

Posted Jan 24, 2009 18:22 UTC (Sat) by mjr (guest, #6979) [Link]

Hmh. I read in a Finnish computer mag that doesn't tend to get things that wrong that it doesn't do 16-bit code. (If you're talking about running a 32-bit windows in a VM, of course that'll do it at the latest...) Actually, as for Wine, the 64-bit version was last I checked slated to run semi-similarly only 64-bit code, while you can run the 32-bit version for 16/32-bit Windows code using the host kernel's 32-bit userland facilities.

Anyway, I have no first-hand knowledge — or interest — either, was just trying to be funny.

Indeed not only 32-bit

Posted Jan 24, 2009 18:48 UTC (Sat) by nlucas (subscriber, #33793) [Link]

It may well be that this is one of those features only available on the "enterprise"/"professional"/"server" versions of Vista.
Maybe the "basic"/"home" versions don't include the virtual machine to run those legacy 16-bit applications.

Anyway, not much interested to know the truth either.

Indeed not only 32-bit

Posted Feb 1, 2009 23:46 UTC (Sun) by GregMartyn (subscriber, #52300) [Link]

16 bit programs will not run on 64-bit vista:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926657


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