rocknbil - 5:08 pm on Jan 5, 2011 (gmt 0)
Right, a virtual seems like a lot of overhead for old apps. What got my boggle (haha . . . watched Demolition Man again last night) was the program runs just fine.
Since this post I have resurrected *five* apps in which the installer won't run but the program runs fine with a little tweaking. However, word of warning - the sixth one, a (registered but outdated) CD/DVD application, borked my DVD drive and it wouldn't come up in Windows. Uninstalling/reinstalling drivers had no effect, I had to do a restore point. :-( So be careful, I guess.
I did find a very cool resource for old games - gog.com (remove if you must.) Gog is a wrapper that runs old 16 bit apps and is *very* cheap - $2.99 per app. Duke Nukem is alive and well again, until the 64 bit version comes out this year. :-)