older applications on newer systems

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do all older programs and softwares(eg. win 95 98 etc) work on the newer 64 bit dual core systems normally?

are different versions of OS like vista or XP required for the newer 64 bit systems?

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by kylej In reply to older applications on new ...

Please don't feed the trolls.

Message was edited by: beth.blakely@...

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by CaptBilly1Eye In reply to older applications on new ...

I'm sorry the only response you received was from a impolite and uneducated temporary member.

He is what we refer to as a Troll.

In answer to your question, older programs that were written prior to the introduction of the newer 64 bit systems will probably not work.
32 bit versions of Vista and XP both do have the capability to run programs in a simulated environment called Compatibility Mode but this will not overcome the problem presented by 16 bit programming.
And, yes, there are different versions of Vista and XP available and required for 32 and 64 bit systems.

I hope this answers your questions.

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by ugadata In reply to Apologies

As a workaround, If you need to run applications on an older OS in a 64 bit environment you could look at a virtual environment using VMware or Virtual PC.

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