[Wine] Using wine for legacy support under windows?
drescherjm at gmail.com
Tue Mar 17 14:41:33 CDT 2009
On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 3:34 PM, Gert van den Berg <wine-users at mohag.net> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 4:40 PM, John Drescher <drescherjm at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 10:34 AM, mr jingle <wineforum-user at winehq.org> wrote:
>>> I know it's totally unsupported and probably even a stupid question to ask considering that it's a topic that is nowhere to be discussed in the wiki, but I hope that someone with more clue could help me.
>>> I need to deploy on several machines (laptop) running vista 64 bit an old 16 bit accounting /groupware/calendar application, which is, of course, custom, proprietary and no longer supported by the developer (which was a local developer and has closed since a while, by the way)
>> The processor (AMD or Intel) does not support 16 bit protected mode
>> applications while running in 64 bit mode so you need an emulator to
>> run 16 bit under 64 bit.
> It does support 16-bit protected mode code, but not real-mode code.
> (At least Im not sure about the real-mode code...)
> I assume Microsoft made a deliberate decision to drop 16-bit support
> in 64-bit Windows, not necessary based on technical limitations...
AMD made the decision not to support this mode when they added 64 bit
extensions to x86.
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