Can I run my 16-bit application on Windows XP?

Question

There is a program that i use alot being in the military. It is called FormFlow. There seems to be a problem that i and several of my colegs have run into. all of a sudon out of no where we get this one error "16 bit program not able to run on this operating system." we all have windows xp. The program works at first but then it just stops running and we are not able to reload the program either because we get the same error message while trying to reload the program. Could you please help me with a possible fis without having to reload the OS which is the only way that i have found to fis the issue.

Thanks

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Answer

This question was answered on April 21, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The problem is that FormFlow is a 16-bit program, while Windows XP is a 32-bit environment FormFlow, being 16-bits, is most likely an older program that was developed when 16-bit OSs were around.

You may be able to fix this problem by right-clicking the FreeForm icon, selecting Properties, click on the Compatibility tab and select Run this program in compatibility mode for: and select Windows 95 Since Windows 95 did support 16-bit programs, you may be able to run FreeForm on Windows XP under Compatibility Mode

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Posted by Charles of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on April 21, 2005