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    I have downloaded a few old games in windows 98, and xp they wont run saying I an using 32bit and they run on 16bit, is ther anything i can do or download to fix this, for eg I downloaded Xmen for windows xp last night an all i get is a dos screen and an option to close or ignore clicking on ognore does nothing. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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    Jell

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    Re: windows 98 and xp games wont run on vista

    There we go... another romantic that can't let go of those old 16 bit games

    You wont be able to run 16 bit software in Vista natively. Try downloading Dosbox: http://www.dosbox.com/wiki/Releases
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      Re: windows 98 and xp games wont run on vista

      I agree, Dosbox is the way to go. Most virtualisation options don't support any kind of fancy graphics so aren't much use.

      I've got an old desktop that my Mum got free from her work with a 3DFX card and a Soundblaster AWE32 from eBay in it that I use, dual boot DOS 6.22 and Windows 98SE. Yes, I am that sad.
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