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Running legacy software in XP


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bzman24

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Hello,

I'm trying to run legacy software in XP DOS comand window and all I get is:

abnormal program termination: memory protection fault
CS:EIP = 01a7h:00000013h

Anybody know a workaround for this??

Have tried ALL the legacy related settings in XP and still same thing.

No help from the software vendor (out of business).

thanks,

BZMan24 :whistling:
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gerryf

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sadly sopme programs simply cannot run

you can try instlling the application compatibility toolkit wizard by installing it from your windows xp cd

E:\SUPPORT\TOOLS

act20.exe
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That's one thing I can't remember if I've tried it or not.

I'll try it though and let you know what happens.

Thanks,

BZMan24 :whistling:
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bzman24

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Gerryf,

Tried it. Didn't work. Same error message.

I guess I'll have to go the virtual route.

Thanks for you're help.

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Yeah, I've got a few legacy programs that will not work no matter what

vmware does have a free version you can use for that.
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Gerryf,

"vmware does have a free version you can use for that."

Where is this on their website?

I've poked around there and found the vmware player but other than the demo versions & appliances that won't fit the bill, I missed it.

Thanks,

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