How to run 16 bit exe on Win 10 64 bit?


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I bought a car service manual on Fleabay, I downloaded it but it got stuck at 99% when I tried to open it? I've had a look on the net for a solution but they seem too complicated for me? (DropBox & winedvm) I've also asked the seller how I can open it, that was this morning but I haven't had a reply, yet? Any ideas I could try?
 
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My only guess would be 32 bit virtual machine. A 16 bit or 32 bit virtual machine would be the only way to support anything 16 bit.
 
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Usually manuals are PDF documents, only need something like the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to use them. But the mention of .exe format suggests it may be a self-decompressing file, will be much harder to work with as the 64-bit version of Win10 doesn't really work with 16-bit apps, as suggested may need a 32-bit OS. WinXP could do it or maybe Win7.
 
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I just found some replies in my junk mail? Anyway, the seller replied he explained that it was an old document and I had to click on another part of the download using Adobe (ESM application) to open it to a picture of the car but even then it took me about 20 minutes to go from there? For some reason, I had to click on a Vin number to open it up properly? Then I thought Oh yes, of course, the Vin number of a random car is what should open a car manual! Silly me. Ha! Ha! Ha! Thanks for the help fellas, it's appreciated!
 
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Hi redrooster,

glad you have it sorted, please mark the thread as solved so it helps others. :)
 
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Just one more thing, I came across a Ulead Photo Express 2 disc last night and decided to try it. Surprisingly it was Copyrighted 1992-1998 and installed on Win10 2004 64-bit. It installed okay and seems to work but only for photos, not video, but there is a problem with adjusting the window size on a 1440x900 screen, it won't.
 
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To install 16 bit exe file on windows 10, you need to follow these steps
  • First, enable NTVDM feature in your window
  • For this, press win+r key and type optionalfeatures.exe and hit enter
  • Now expand Legacy Components then check off NTVDM and click OK
  • Now press Win+X key and click Command Prompt (Admin)
  • Now type - ONDUE.exe /enable-feature:NTVDM
  • The add feature wizard for NTVDM will launch.
  • Install this feature to complete the installation.
  • Restart your computer if required.
 

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