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…Microsoft dropped 16-bit support (DOS is 16-bit) in Windows 64-bit, not just recently with Windows 10!

“To find a version for your PC, check with the software publisher.”
That probably doesn’t help; The application could be developed by yourself, a company not supporting it anymore, or out of business for years. Despite of Windows versions or alternatives, you may still prefer, even forced, using it for various reasons and time to come.

One option is to install a virtual Windows 32-bit system. The setup can be daunting, to “only” run that DOS application, its use overkill and cumbersome. DOSBox is a popular alternative, but mainly intended for gaming.

vDos emulates a DOS PC in Windows 32 or 64-bit systems, XP up to and including Windows 10. If you however don’t already use (rely on) a DOS application, want to play with DOS (or its games); forget about vDos!

Some vDos highlights:


vDos is a Windows program to run those old, but so valuable, DOS applications in all current Windows versions.

Windows 32-bit included NTVDM, facilitating DOS programs to run. PC’s now come with Windows 10 64-bit installed, mostly without an option to downgrade to Windows 32-bit. Starting a DOS program will display a popup it can’t run…

vDos by JHM Schaars - Zevenaar - The Netherlands - COC Arnhem 09103086