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Check to See if an Application is 16 bit

 7:13 pm on Feb 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

Does anyone know of a way to check if an exe is a 16 bit application. I have software from a third party vender and they assure me it runs on 64 bit machines but I get an error whenever I try to run it. Is there a way I can prove this is a 16 bit application? I.e. open the exe in text editor and validate the hex or something? I'm open to any suggestions here. Thanks,



 12:58 am on Feb 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

If it starts, it's not a 16bit app. If it fails to start with a specific error message (can't remember it right now) then it's a 16bit app.



 12:22 pm on Apr 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

I think its totally insane that 64bit enabled systems have a HARD TIME running 16bit apps! (Should be easy as anything for it)


 1:38 pm on Apr 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

You would think so, but I don't know how all of that stuff works internally. If it can't run it, I'm sure there is some reason. Although, whether or not it is a good one, is a whole another ball game :).

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