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MD Dictate software : Must reinstall

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I have a physician client who is running MD Dictate v4.6.  The pc on which this software is running has died.  It was running Windows 2000 Pro.

MD Dictate is no longer being produced, it is truly legacy software.

 I have tried installing this software onto Windows 7 Pro and Windows 7 refuses to load the software.  W7 simply says the software cannot be installed.  I assume (and this is just an assumption) that may be the software is 16 bit.

I installed the XP pro virtual software  onto the Windows 7 pc and tried to install MD Dictate there and the software would load and then fail with error 279 .  

1.)  Anyone out there know more about this software and on what operating system it might run on?

2.)  What success has anyone had installing this software onto a virtual platform like Virtualbox?

Thank you



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You will HAVE to install this in an XP environment, because it does true 16 bit compatibility run time environments and windows 7 does.  It will NOT work on windows 7.  Stop fighting it, you don't run "truly legacy" software on the latest windows OS, even -- M$ doesn't care about legacy software.

The correct way to get this running is to build a new system to the SAME specs as the OLD, and get all the data off the hard drive and replace it onto the new system.  I do this all the time, and can restore any legacy setup -- at least I have never had one I cannot reproduce exactly.
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.. and windows 7 does NOT.
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and windows 7 VM for XP is NOT the same as a true XP environment -- it has the same problems as win& for legacy software.  CLONE the old system exactly !!!  except maybe faster CPU, more RAM.
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Hello scrathcyboy:

Yes, you are correct to a point.  What I did was download VirtualBox .  Wow!  What incredible software and it is totally free!   Microsoft is going to lose money on this.  One can literally buy a new pc, load a free Linux software , install Virtualbox and then run what ever o/s they want.

Incredible.
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