My HP 4525s laptop died. The operating system was Windows 7 Pro. I have 16 bit software which I ran using the free XP mode. This worked really well because applications could be run in such a way as they were just like any other application. My 16 bit application is a PIM which pops up messages on the screen. I guess this is called "integrating the 16 bit software" or something like that.
I cannot use VirtualBox or any virtual software because the virtual window gets hidden and I don't see the pop ups.
Now Windows 7 laptops are not sold anymore.
1.) What must be done to allow 16 bit applications to be "integrated" on Windows 8 as they were in Windows 7 using XP mode?
2.) If there is an "integration" tool for Windows 8, what version of Windows 8 must I have?
3.) You may have a better idea on how to handle this situation. What are your ideas? I am not a computer expert so please give me a detailed answer.