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How to run 16 bit software on Windows 8 laptop

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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.

Thank you.
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