Solved Windows 7 won't run 32 bit Cashbiz Software

May 7, 2012 at 07:25:41
Specs: Windows XP, 4 gig
How to run Cashbiz on Windows 7

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May 7, 2012 at 23:04:42
You trying to run software that was designed originally for Windows 3 so it probably has a lot of 16 bit code in it.

It was a minor miracle it ran on Windows XP but Windows XP could run 16 bit code.

There is no way Windows 7 is going to run 16 bit code if you have the 64 bit version, just too much to ask.

A virtual machine running Windows XP Professional is your only solution.

Stuart



#1
May 7, 2012 at 08:21:17
I remember a 16-bit version of Cashbiz for Win3.

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#2
May 7, 2012 at 08:23:20
I don't know what "Cashbiz" is (sounds like a scam) but did you compatibility mode?

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#3
May 7, 2012 at 08:24:38
Can't seen to find that software online.. Was it design to be used for win7? Try getting into window xp mode and test it out or call the company.

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May 7, 2012 at 10:29:49
Cashbiz was marketed by M-USA along with Pacioli, a more robust accounting system. It was configured to run under Windows 3 and ran successfully when I upgraded to 95 and then to XP. But Windows 7 reports it to be a 32 bit software not compatible with a 64 bit system. I guess I''ll need to acquire XP Mode or perhaps Professional version as it is claimed to have more support for 32 bit software. Thanks for the suggestions. Cashbiz is such a stable piece of software and so very elegantly simple to run! I do want to find a "work-around" to permit its use with my new Windows 7 machine. Thanks to all who responded

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#5
May 7, 2012 at 12:43:43
Get a free or commercial virtual machine. Install some version of a windows product that will run this software and install it to the virtual machine.

Hang up and live.


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May 7, 2012 at 23:04:42
✔ Best Answer
You trying to run software that was designed originally for Windows 3 so it probably has a lot of 16 bit code in it.

It was a minor miracle it ran on Windows XP but Windows XP could run 16 bit code.

There is no way Windows 7 is going to run 16 bit code if you have the 64 bit version, just too much to ask.

A virtual machine running Windows XP Professional is your only solution.

Stuart


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May 8, 2012 at 05:36:33
Upgrading from Home Version of 7 to Professional with virtual or XP support does now seem to be the only alternative allowing continued use of Cashbiz. I have ordered the upgrade and will try it. I think it quite correct to assume there is 16 bit code in the final version of Cashbiz. It was originally sold as a DOS based program and subsequently upgraded to work with Windows. Thanks for all the suggestions received from the support community!

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