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    Smile 22 year old program installed!!

    With my new PC didnít think would have any chance of installing my 22 year old Coral Draw but it went on no prob!
    Yeah sure there are better drawing programs but itís nice and simple - and am too old to learn anything else anyway!
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    Default Re: 22 year old program installed!!

    Don't see why it shouldn't, the issue with certain manufacturers software is the (built-in) reliance on other code, and it usually isn't necessary.

    No reason you shoulkdn't stick with a program you are happy with.
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    Default Re: 22 year old program installed!!

    I still use Word Express for Windows 95. Came on 3 floppies! Works in Windows 10, in XP compatibility mode. Works in std Windows 10 but will not remember its Registration.

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    Default Re: 22 year old program installed!!

    Often thought of it, but never tried, but do any of these old DOS/Windows programmes work under Linux/Mint/Wine/Winetricks?

    I guess try them and see is the real proof, but somebody may have already tried that.
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    Default Re: 22 year old program installed!!

    For DOS programs you could try DOSBOX
    https://www.dosbox.com/
    available for Windows, Linux and OSX
    FTW

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    Default Re: 22 year old program installed!!

    Quote Originally Posted by B.M. View Post
    do any of these old DOS/Windows programmes work under Linux/Mint/Wine/Winetricks?

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    yes.
    I have 3 things I like, not really necessary, but they have been with me since forever.

    I have made 2 work using , in Mint. 1 I run in dosbox, under mint.
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    Default Re: 22 year old program installed!!

    I'm just happy I can still get Doom to run. It's old and blocky, but there's a lot of history having great fun with that game.
    It must be getting close to being 30 years old now.

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    Default Re: 22 year old program installed!!

    Quote Originally Posted by B.M. View Post
    Often thought of it, but never tried, but do any of these old DOS/Windows programmes work under Linux/Mint/Wine/Winetricks?

    I guess try them and see is the real proof, but somebody may have already tried that.
    I have tried Wine on Mint. Old windows programs that are self contained, often will run, but big issues with printers etc. DOS box will run a lot of old Dos based programs, & games in windows or Linux. Much easier to double boot with Windows. I find Windows 7 to be best for this.

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    Default Re: 22 year old program installed!!

    How do you install these old programs in Win10? I have an old Windows 95 program that I tried installing some time ago with no joy.

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    Default Re: 22 year old program installed!!

    Quote Originally Posted by tommy View Post
    How do you install these old programs in Win10? I have an old Windows 95 program that I tried installing some time ago with no joy.
    Some of the old programs could just be copied as is to new PC's & work .
    Its a crap shoot as to what works and what doesnt. Some wont work on 64bit Win .

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