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I have a few disks from the Windows 9x era that I would like to try and install on ReactOS but it gets me an error message saying that "WOW16 Applications aren't supported by NTVDM at the moment" is this something that has yet to be implemented into the OS itself or is it something fixable by install and application
ECT: Wine.

Any help would be Nice.

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The answer it gave is as succinct and as accurate as I suppose it could possibly be. Give it a while and return and then 16bit applications will run. ReactOS is in Alpha stage at the moment and so a lot of development is required before ReactOS becomes usable.

We should see 16bit programs start running long before then but for the moment, visit here regularly and watch for progress.
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dizt3mp3r wrote:The answer it gave is as succinct and as accurate as I suppose it could possibly be. Give it a while and return and then 16bit applications will run. ReactOS is in Alpha stage at the moment and so a lot of development is required before ReactOS becomes usable.

We should see 16bit programs start running long before then but for the moment, visit here regularly and watch for progress.

i figured it was something with the OS no applications can get around this.... OOF

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Support for 16-bit Windows 3.11 apps is not implemented yet.
Based on your post "9x era" it could be a setup problem. Many 32-bit programs used 16-bit setups in that time. You can look here: http://reactos.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=10988
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ctasan wrote:Support for 16-bit Windows 3.11 apps is not implemented yet.
Based on your post "9x era" it could be a setup problem. Many 32-bit programs used 16-bit setups in that time. You can look here: http://reactos.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=10988
i have disks of office 95,97 and 2000 95's install seems to work the other two dont....

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Dominator211 wrote:
ctasan wrote:Support for 16-bit Windows 3.11 apps is not implemented yet.
Based on your post "9x era" it could be a setup problem. Many 32-bit programs used 16-bit setups in that time. You can look here: http://reactos.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=10988
i have disks of office 95,97 and 2000 95's install seems to work the other two dont....
You can file a bug report then. (Especially for Office 2000, setup is now fully 32 bit and it worked last time I heard.)
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ctasan wrote:
Dominator211 wrote:
ctasan wrote:Support for 16-bit Windows 3.11 apps is not implemented yet.
Based on your post "9x era" it could be a setup problem. Many 32-bit programs used 16-bit setups in that time. You can look here: http://reactos.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=10988
i have disks of office 95,97 and 2000 95's install seems to work the other two dont....
You can file a bug report then. (Especially for Office 2000, setup is now fully 32 bit and it worked last time I heard.)
File the bug report here: https://jira.reactos.org/secure/Dashboard.jspa

You can use your forum login to login there, too.

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Links for guys from superuser.com

1. viewtopic.php?t=10988 Installing 32-bit programs with 16-bit setup launcher stubs
2. viewtopic.php?f=2&t=15623&start=60 16-bit Windows Program Support

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