Good evening,

Does anybody know if it is possible to install a Windows NT4 system on a new computer. Has anybody experience that?
I've got an old application that don't work on Windows 2000 or XP.
I don't think the virtualization in possible because the application use a Addi-data card (multi serial lines card).
All the ideas are welcome.

DEW
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Hi DEW

I have no expierence in using Windows NT 4 on new hardware. However, in my opinion there are two options:

First, try to virtualize Windows NT 4 OS with Microsoft Virtual PC (free) or VMware Client. So you can use the new hardware with a current OS (XP, Vista). Hopefully, the virtualization solution supports your Addi-data cards.

Second, try your old application on a new OS with an application virtualization solution. Symantec SVS is free for personal use and can be downloaded here.
Or try another like Thinstall (now VMware ThinApp) or Xenocode.

Good luck.
Answered 10/21/2008 by: rpfenninger
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Hi,

Thank you for answer.
SVS seems to be a good idea.
Under SVS, is it poosible to choice the system? NT4 in my case.

DEW
Answered 10/21/2008 by: DEW
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No, this is not exactly how it works.
You only virtualize the application, not the OS.
However, as long as some XP-based apps work this way on Vista, you have a chance that your NT4 app works on 2K or XP.
Answered 10/22/2008 by: rpfenninger
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I believe if you have the installation for Windows NT then you can very well install on any of the new hardware till it meets the minimum system requirements. Since MS had stopped the product support for Windows NT way back so you might not be able to get any support from them in case you run into any issues during installation.

Do post your findings in case you give it a try!
Answered 10/24/2008 by: AssmbLLYCoder
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