Ideas for running a VB4 application on modern hardware?

Josh Dersch derschjo at
Sun May 1 13:35:16 CDT 2016

On 5/1/16 10:28 AM, Mike Whalen 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

DOSBOX can run older Windows versions; if this is VB4 I imagine it will 
run on Win 3.1, if not that try Windows 95.  You should be able to build 
a VM running either of those in well under 100mb.

- Josh

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