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16 Bit Vs 32 Bit Systems

I enrolled in an old DOS Qbasic Programming class, they sent me the lessons manual and a floppy disk with instructions and installation. I have a floppy drive on my computer, but the computer won't accept the 16 bit program. I really want to learn DOS computer programming and this floppy disk is a must. Is there some way I can convert this 16 bit disk to load on my 32 bit system, or is there a way to convert this disk to a 32 bit installation disk so I can use it.? I don't think this is my first lesson. (Smile).

In a dilema already.
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You can't convert the program on the disk from 16 bit to 32 bit. However the 32 bit versions of Windows are supposed to include legacy support for 16 bit applications. What version of WIndows are you running? What's the exact errormessage you're getting?

However, I would recommend that you use a virtualization product called DOSBox. DOSBox is free software that runs older 16 bit applications on Windows (And other operating systems such as Linux) very well:

http://www.dosbox.com/

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