How To Run 16-Bit Software On A Windows 7 64-Bit Computer

Jul 17 2020 Published by under Uncategorized

I live in an area of the country where there are many elderly people. Many of these wonderful people still have old computers that are running old software. However, little by little they are beginning to upgrade their computers and Operating Systems to the latest and greatest 64-bit Windows 7 – but they want to keep using their beloved old software. Therein lies the problem!

The other day I set up a new Windows 7 machine for a client. He was extremely happy and then he said “OK, now let’s install my wife’s American Greetings CreataCard Gold 5 and my Hoyle Card Games”. He and his wife had used these same programs for years and they couldn’t live without them!

Well as you can probably imagine, these two programs would not install. Both of these older programs are16-bit and will not install on the 64-bit Windows 7 OS. If my client had purchased a computer running 32-bit Windows 7, he could have run his programs in Compatibility Mode but this function will not work in 64-bit Windows 7.

So, the guy was very disappointed but I stayed as “cool as a cucumber” because I knew that there were several, great, free virtual machine programs that will allow you to run these older 16-bit programs on Windows 7 64-bit.

These are the programs that I recommend (especially #2 & #3):

1) DOSBox (DOSBox is a DOS emulator and only runs 16 bit MS-DOS programs and not 16 bit Windows Applications).

2) VirtualBox (a “virtual machine” that allows an unmodified operating system with all of its installed software to run in a special environment, on top of your existing operating system).

3) VMware Player (a “virtual machine” that will run legacy Windows applications on top of your existing operating system without interfering with the original OS).

Have fun continuing to enjoy your older programs on your brand new Operating System!!

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Antivirus Support Services to Fix Computer Programs and Software

Jul 15 2020 Published by under Uncategorized

Antivirus is not the new terminology in the digital world. The services of antiviruses are used by the different companies and organizations worldwide, to keep in check of the threats like malware, spyware or adware etc. With the fast-paced world, it is essential to keep oneself updated of the different PC software is an antivirus software. If one is the newbie in the technological world and is not aware of the Antivirus software then it is quite necessary to keep the check of the quality and services that turn the better results in the limited time. The support of the latest antivirus hubs can turn out the better results.

Wondering, what is a virus and how they affect the computer programs?

Viruses are programs written by professional computer programmers; to affect the performance of the system or applications software installed in a computer. A computer virus normally works in accordance to command sets of computer programs; and are not active until they execute when the program attacked is running. It affects the computer software and hardware indirectly, resulting to the heavy losses in future. The major work of an antivirus is to detect and remove these computer viruses before they infect a computer’s system programs or application software; damaging useful files stored in a computer

Antivirus Support of Business Growth

Some businesses, however, use more hand-on networks and carry a lot of sensitive information. Corporations that handle finances, health records, or truly any storing of personal information on their system should invest in more sophisticated malware protection.

Basic antivirus systems will identify threats that are being sent every day, provided your antivirus systems are updated regularly. Most antivirus systems now are automated to update on a regular basis, so that shouldn’t be an issue. The regular check is necessary to keep many things in check.

The paid antivirus tools and services allow for wider protection and provide the number of resources needed to really offer your network the full protection it needs to be safe.

Features of the Antivirus support to fix computer programs

Real-time analysis

The data help to keep in check the programs for the further attacks. It is most important to be considered before purchasing an antivirus software for the perfect operating system. Real-time analysis can keep entire network need a full-time protection against malware that may attack your system at any time. Continuous scan and monitoring are also some of the important points, that can be considered.

Perfect scanning

With the market analysis of choosing from the top-notch services, scanning allows keeping aware of secretly attacked and infected your computer programs and files. Not all antivirus software will have this feature; as such, it is important to compare and ensure that the antivirus suite with your select strategy.

Performance strategy with antivirus removal

With a lot of antivirus playing the precious role in the tech industry, it is important to keep with the excellent antivirus software. It is used to detect and remove a virus automatically. Many antivirus programs will detect but not remove effectively computer viruses, and this feature is what differentiates antivirus programs in terms of performance.

Antivirus Update

The mechanism must be available so that anyone can quickly make maximum use of the latest updates.

All these features have been showing improvement with business and work life.

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Computer Software and Hardware Basic Knowledge

Jul 13 2020 Published by under Uncategorized

Computer software is what allows people to do what they need to accomplish in their everyday activities. A more complex definition of a computer software is; Software is a program that enables a computer to perform a specific task, as opposed to the physical components of the system. The physical components of the system were what I have talked about in the last post, the actual hardware that a person can physically touch.

The most common software that people know of is the operating system. Operating system is a system software that allows other software of your choosing to be ran properly. The operating system is the middle man to interacting between the hardware and the other software. The software that you want to install should be loaded onto a hard drive, or memory RAM. After the software is loaded on either of these two data platforms, the computer can execute the software.

People have many different software that allows them to do many different tasks. For example, the Microsoft Word program allows you to type up papers, and create templates. It’s a type of software that you should have, because it allows you to complete more complex tasks in one spot, instead of going to different many places. This is what people back in the day have done, and it is fun seeing how software keeps on transforming tech world today. Software allows us to create an easier way to complete things, and it can be found in many of the technologies today, and not just the computers.

Computers are not just hardware equipment, but it’s something that I will be discussing today. There are many different types of computer hardware, and all together, the hardware you use makes up your complete working system. Some of the more common hardware that people are aware of are CD-ROM drive, which allows for a computer to read specific information located on a CD, and the FLOPPY disk drive, which is a much older hardware, allows people to merely do the same exact thing as CD, but in a less sufficient way. These two are more known to people because these two hardware pieces that people interact with the most.

Some of other big hardware items are, Hard Drives, Memory (RAM), Motherboard, Power Supply, and Central Processing Unit (CPU). Hard drive is a non-volatile memory device that allows you to save information regardless whether the power is on or off. You can permanently save information on a hard drive, and then recover it whenever you want. The memory, also called RAM, also is there to store information both permanently and temporarily. RAM interact with majority of the operating system software which I will later talk about. The motherboard connects everything together, and allows for all the hardware to communicate sort of speak. Motherboard is the foundation of the computer and is a vital piece of making the computer work. It takes power from the Power Supply and powers the CPU, and other components such as RAM.

The computer consists of more than these things, but these are some of the major ones that I felt that you should know. Next time I will be talking about computer software.

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