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Problem dataflex dos version working in windows 8

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Been working with a dos apps in all previous windows version until now in windows 8.  Can somebody advice on how to get this apps working?
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by:rayluvs
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FYI: the apps is from DataAccess company and is Dataflex version 3.2 for dos.

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Did you try Dataflex on 64 bit Windows 7 ?

The only option seems to be virtual environment hosting some of your previous Windows (e.g. XP) or even DOS (I am just not sure if DOS is working in Hyper-V).

So Windows 8 has Hyper-V virtual machine - more info: http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/windows-8-feature-focus-client-hyper-v

Once you create Virtual environment then you may install Operating system of your choice (almost).

Another virtual option is VMWare (http://www.vmware.com/products/player) or VirtualBox (https://www.virtualbox.org/)
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by:John Hurst
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Were all previous Windows versions 32-bit and now Windows 8 is 64-bit?  That would explain it.

If that is the case then you need a 32-bit virtual machine to run the application (as noted in the above post).

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by:rayluvs
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This is the first time, in Windows 8, that we tried DF in 64 bit.

Yes, all previous version were 32 bit.

So in conclusion, the only option for running Dataflex 3.2 is in virtual machine?
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Yes, virtual machine with Dataflex compatible OS installed.

Neither DOS nor Windows 16 bit application can run under 64 bit OS without virtualization.
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by:rayluvs
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Understood.
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by:rayluvs
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Worked excellently!

It would have been better to run it under Windows 8 (like it does in Windows 7), but is ok.
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by:rayluvs
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Thanx
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by:John Hurst
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@Ramante - Thanks and I was happy to help.

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