Skip to main content Windows Central Forums Ask a Question New Posts Trending Discussions Windows Tablets & Laptops Windows 10 Lumia 950 XL Lumia 950 HP Elite x3 The Xbox Lounge Some older PC applications won't just work, but there are many ways to get them working again. Ken Reply Justin Pot March 15, 2016 at 10:57 pm Let us know about anything else you find! I can probably buy more modern software for a modest price anyway. http://brainybooks.net/want-to/want-to-downgrade-windows-10-to-windows-8-1.html
Reply g.m.nelson August 22, 2014 at 4:56 pm I run Calendar Creator Plus 5.0 in DosBox on a Vista 32bit system, it will run directly but with the wrong keyboard (my Reply Justin P August 31, 2014 at 10:03 pm VirtualBox is a solid option, especially if you still have your Windows CDs lying around. It's an easier thing to do than installing 95 in DosBOX (seriously impressed by that, by the way...) Reply Doc August 24, 2014 at 11:59 pm Tried installing it on Microsoft Loading...
If you receive a .NET Framework-related error, you should visit the control panel and install the .NET Framework 3.5 package, which allows software that depends on .NET 3.5, 3.0, or 2.0 If the program still has trouble, though, move to Step 3. For example, Windows 8 only includes version 4.5 of the .NET Framework. Oh, and that DOSBox screenshot above?
Remember Schofield’s first law of computing: you should never put data into a program unless you can see exactly how to get it out. How to hang on If you have an old program that won’t run on a new version of your operating system, then there are at least three things that you can Third, you can export your data and move to a different program or, in some cases, an online service. The art’s a little different, but it works.
Good luck with that.) Second, you can run the old operating system in a “virtual machine” (VM) on a new PC, though you may you need a gigabyte for each VM. Very misleading. 3 1 year ago Reply Prithwish Das Fully agreed 0 1 year ago Reply William Stovall Well no... This feature is not available right now. Yep, that’s Windows 3.1 running in DOSBox – running Chip’s Challenge.
Read this tutorial to find out how you can get this working yourself, but be warned: you’re going to need an old version of Windows 3.1 in order to do so Reply عبدالرحمن الشياب May 30, 2016 at 1:18 pm QBASIC Reply Kelsey Tidwell July 8, 2016 at 1:19 am That's a blast from the past :) As a kid-geek I wrote I found an emulated version on archive.org which is how I figured out it was Win3 and therefore 16-bit. The original software came on multiple 3.5" floppies.
Best of luck to you keeping everything working. Reply Doc May 3, 2015 at 2:02 am I haven't heard of anybody getting Win98 working in DosBox (at least without a lot of tweaking), although I easily got Win95 working. Does it exist as an independent software outside of Apps, Movie Maker... Cooling Regular plus external fans Hard Drives 1TB internals; 2 ext usb WD 1TB HDs Internet Speed DSL middle level [160?] Browser from Netscape 0.9 to FF 36 Antivirus well-balanced, well-configured
Reader comments How to make older desktop apps run again on Windows 10 35 Comments View All Comments Log In to Comment Register Sort by Date Sort by Rating Michele770 Barron2976 That game is cold the colder war . I think I'll give one of your methods a try when I need to avoid real work. :-) Reply Michael Gene Muldoon July 7, 2016 at 6:14 pm I use Lotus The Compatibility tab also allows you to always start programs in administrator mode — useful if they must be run as administrator.
Chris If you use the same program for a decade or more, you get to know it well, and you will feel safe and secure. Reply Doc May 3, 2015 at 2:07 am Castle of the Winds (shareware and Castle of the Winds II, paid) was a wonderful RPG (tile-based graphics) designed for Windows 3.1x, although It’s always a good idea to export data in a format that you can load into a different program. http://brainybooks.net/want-to/want-to-point-a-custom-key-to-windows-8-mail-app.html There is a difference between app and software/program/desktop application.
Please Help. Click Yes, save these settings for this program option to complete the process. Deadlock won't run under Windows XP (or XP Mode) with sound enabled, and Vogons ( http://www.vogons.org/ ) knows all the ins and outs of getting old games running under new OSes,
Or, if you’re mostly using this tutorial for playing old games, let me know which ones you’re playing. Applications were coded to just assume they had Administrator access and will fail if they didn't. When Windows 10 is launched, you will be able to run a compatibility checker that will check your hardware and software. First, you can hang on to the old PC, and keep it around just to run the old program.
I can't even update to say Millenium Edition because 5 has database capabilities they removed from their later versions. To run a program in administrator mode, just right-click its shortcut and select Run as administrator. Virtual Machines for Older Software RELATED ARTICLEBeginner Geek: How to Create and Use Virtual Machines Windows 7 included a special "Windows XP Mode" feature. What are the pros and cons?
When I try to run the Setup, I get a message that says it isn't compatible with the current version of Windows. Internet Explorer can be launched from the Start menu. Sign in to make your opinion count. DOS and Windows 3.1 Applications RELATED ARTICLEHow To Use DOSBox To Run DOS Games and Old Apps DOSBox allows you to run old DOS applications -- primarily DOS games -- in
This mode tricks programs into thinking that they're running under their favorite older version of Windows, letting them run in comfort. The biggest problem with getting it running under XP was sound; the version of Miles Sound System for Windows it used was horribly buggy; even Vogons http://www.vogons.org/ had problems with it, Chip’s Challenge is no exception. I know perfectdisk does not work in windows 8.1 Not sure if the default Windows 8.1 disk defrag is as good as third party.