Ideas for running a VB4 application on modern hardware?

Brendan Shanks brendan at
Sun May 1 13:40:02 CDT 2016

NT 4 or Win2000 would be smaller, and as long as the VM doesn’t need internet/network access the security issues should be…manageable. Alternately, does it run under Wine? A stripped-down Linux distro would be small.

(and i assume you don’t have the source code, that would be the best solution)


> On May 1, 2016, at 10:28 AM, Mike Whalen <mikew at> wrote:
> I can’t really tell if this is on-topic, but there’s [no|some|much] shame
> in trying?
> I have a Visual Basic 4 application that I need to run on modern 64-bit
> hardware I can do this in a VM, but I really need this VM to be wicked
> small, like under a gig. The smallest XP VM I’ve seen is 600MB (which might
> be good) but XP is becoming very hard to source these days.
> I am bummed that there doesn’t seem to be something like vDOS or DOSBOX for
> VB applications. Or… maybe there is?
> Does anyone have any suggestions on how I might go about doing this?
> m

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