Solved Will Age of Empires 2 16-bit program run on 64-bit Win XP?

August 13, 2012 at 20:43:41
Specs: Windows XP Professional 32-bit, AMD Sempron 2600+ 1.8GHz S754 | 1024MB DDR-400
Hello, quick question,

I'm installing Windows XP as a second OS on a laptop I recently acquired, as the main OS; (Windows 7 Ultimate x64) doesn't support 16-bit programs. I assume the laptop will require 64-bit Windows XP as it has 4GB of RAM. Will 16-bit programs run on 64-bit Windows XP, as they don't run on 64-bit Windows 7? The main program I am installing the second OS for is Age of Empires II. I have tried Virtual PC but the emulated graphics card used in it does not support DirectDraw, making Windows XP Mode useless to me.

Thanks,

Comguy

AMD Sempron 2600+
1.6GHz, 1024MB of DDR-400 RAM
Windows XP Professional 32-bit
ATI Radeon SAPPHIRE X1650 AGP GPU
120GB IDE HDD
80GB IDE HDD
160GB IDE HDD
1TB WD Caviar Green SATA


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#1
August 13, 2012 at 22:49:15
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You will need to install Windows XP 32bit and it will install AOK, if you require NTVDM 16bit support.

The problem maybe finding drivers for XP.........

Also there are several other Virtual Machines available - VMWare, Virtual Box etcetera

ARM Devices the future. Windows have accepted the fact!


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#2
August 13, 2012 at 23:13:26
Thank you Jolicloud,

I've tried to install Windows XP 64-bit and 32-bit, both failing due to a blue-screen. I'll work on this issue and once it is resolved, I will install 32-bit XP as my second OS.

Thanks again,

Comguy

AMD Sempron 2600+
1.6GHz, 1024MB of DDR-400 RAM
Windows XP Professional 32-bit
ATI Radeon SAPPHIRE X1650 AGP GPU
120GB IDE HDD
80GB IDE HDD
160GB IDE HDD
1TB WD Caviar Green SATA


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#3
August 14, 2012 at 08:12:58
You can install Windows 7 32 bit if you have it available. The issue is that not all of the 4GB of RAM will be available to Windows. Laptops generally use some of the system RAM for the integrated graphics. That will not change not matter what OS you run.

Installing WinXP on a newer laptop may be problematic.

Read the information in the link below to see if you can run WinXP mode on your laptop. If you can, you can download a special version of WinXP provided by Microsoft.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/...


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#4
August 14, 2012 at 08:35:44
Thanks OtheHill,

I'll install Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit on it. I tried XP mode but it only emulates a crappy GPU that doesn't support DirectDraw. I'll just partition 50GB of my 500GB HDD to the second OS and use it mainly for old games.

Thanks again,

Comguy

AMD Sempron 2600+
1.6GHz, 1024MB of DDR-400 RAM
Windows XP Professional 32-bit
ATI Radeon SAPPHIRE X1650 AGP GPU
120GB IDE HDD
80GB IDE HDD
160GB IDE HDD
1TB WD Caviar Green SATA


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