Microsoft’s latest OS -Windows 10 comes with various options to allow you install, operate, and run applications that are designed for previous Windows versions. Some of the software development companies are engaged in coming up with solutions and tools that can help a user to modify or troubleshoot application compatibility for ensuring hassle-free installation. Since most of the latest Windows versions lack support for 16-bit subsystem, many of you may think about running your PCs on a previous version of Windows. If you wish to run 16 bit applications on your device, then the most common and easiest solutions to do the same could be setting up a virtual machine. Even if you’re using a 32-bit version of Windows, then also you can perform a few tweaks to enable the 16-bit subsystem and running your favorite applications seamlessly.
How to Configure 16-bit Application Support in Latest Windows Versions?
1. Press ‘Windows + R’ keys.
2. Type “optionalfeatures.exe” command, and then hit Enter.
3. Click to expand ‘Legacy Components,’ and then click to uncheck mark ‘NTVDM’ option.
4. Click ‘OK’
5. Press ‘Windows + X’ keys once again and click to select the ‘Command Prompt (Admin)’ option.
6. Type “FONDUE.exe /enable-feature : NTVDM” command at the Command Prompt
7. The add feature wizard will launch.
8. Click the ‘Install’ button to complete the installation.
9. Restart your PC, if required.
Once the PC gets restarted, the 16-bit application support gets automatically enabled on your device and you can install your desired applications as normal. If your applications demands for additional permissions, then you may require searching for relevant articles to learn adjusting those settings.