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Availability of windows server 32 bit

     
1:55 pm on Nov 3, 2014 (gmt 0)

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we have legacy apps that are 16 bit dos based (Not my choice). They simply won't run on 64 bit OS's .. We've tried vdos, dosbox hyper-vm etc and had problems with each.

I think we could run on windows server with a 32 bit OS. However, as I understand it, 2008 was the last version of windows server offered with a 32 bit option. Windows allows you to downgrade one version which would be 2010

Does anyone know of a legal way to purchase a server running windows in a 32 bit version?

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chrsi
12:36 am on Nov 4, 2014 (gmt 0)

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You tried vDos and had problems.
What would that be, vDos is supposed to run serious DOS apps, that work in NTVDM-Windows 32, in Windows 64.
3:59 am on Nov 4, 2014 (gmt 0)

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JosShaars - I'm not the programmer for the paradox apps. . The problem seems to be long lags in certain operations. I believe those are operations where they are going through a large number of records.

We looked at the windows task manager and it seems, as I recall, to be spiking in networking, not drive or cpu.


Vdos was the best solution so far. We are just trying to get a bit more performance.
11:58 am on Nov 4, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Heavy network traffic would indicate that:
1. Paradox needs to swap to disk because expanded memory isnít available (no set).
and/or
2. It is swapping to the network share instead of the local disk.