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Running 16 bit program on 32 bit windows xp

I downloaded catt2 software from a textbook website and when i tried to run the setup.exe file windows said it couldnt run a 16 bit file. Is there a patch or something else i can do to get it to install. i am using windows xp home edition

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  1. Find the .exe for the application.
  2. RIGHT click on the .exe file.
  3. Choose Properties and then click on the Compatibility tab.
  4. Check the box that says "Run this program in compatibility mode for:"
  5. Now choose the operating system you need to emulate. (windows 95)

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This problem may be solved by moving the setup file to a location which does not use long names in its path components (e.g. the root of drive C) and running it from there. it works...

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