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Old 17. Apr 2014, 04:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an old (1995) very interesting freeware evolutionary art program called Form. When I try to open it (form.exe) in my Win7 machine the screen message is Access Denied. When I try to open it in an old XP machine, it works. Can I get it to run under Win7? If so, how?
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Here is the author's original description of requirements:
REQUIRES :
An IBM PC compatible with a 386 or better processor
A co-processor (very useful, though not strictly needed)
A VGA or super VGA display with a VESA driver.
A text editor, such as DOS's EDIT.
at least 2Mb of extended memory.
Runs as DOS or Windows program (both supplied)
OUTPUT : VGA, SuperVGA, GIF, TGA, PNG, POV, VIVID, VRML, RAW, VOL, DXF.
SUMMARY : Abstract 3D art object creator/renderer; many outputs
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Old 17. Apr 2014, 08:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi sgodlovitch and welcome to the forum!
W7 won't recognise the software because it was made before W7 ever existed. Therefore, running virtualization software and installing XP would be a way of getting Form to work.

More info:http://www.techsupportalert.com/cont...-solutions.htm

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Old 17. Apr 2014, 09:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you have a 64-bit version of Windows 7, running old 16-bit programs is tricky. By coincidence an article, How to run DOS programs in a current version of Windows, just appeared and might help you.
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