Ideas for running a VB4 application on modern hardware?
dave.g4ugm at gmail.com
Tue May 3 12:13:29 CDT 2016
You don't need a Win3.1 emulator for Windows/2000 or Windows/XP, they are 32-bit only OS's and will run 3.1 programs out of the box.
(Notes there are a couple of offerings called XP 64-bit but they are actually modified versions of Server 2003 which is a different code base to XP).
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> May be a crazy idea but worth a try.
> First set up Win 2000 professional and find a Win 3.1 emulator that works
> within it. Once that's solid and running on Win 2000 box transplant the physical
> Win 2000 server to virtual. There are Win 2000 containers in VMWare and
> VCloud Director type utilities that can be used, or you can do it at the command
> prompt. I used this technique to set up an XP box into a cloud server that was
> running VMWare where you were allowed to spin up boxes.
> On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 12:37 PM, Mike Whalen
> <mikew at thecomputervalet.com>
> > Bill,
> > Is “Virtual 2000 Professional” a product? Or is that Virtual PC with a
> > VM of Windows 2000 Professional running?
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