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Did Windows NT 4 emulate x86 on non-Intel platforms?

There was x86 emulation on Windows NT, on MIPS, Alpha, and PowerPC — in fact, more than x86 emulation, PC emulation. The operating system itself ran natively, and applications could be built natively ...
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What is the oldest commercial MS-DOS program that can run on modern versions of Windows without third-party software?

The 32-bit versions of Windows can still run many DOS binaries directly, using NTVDM, and VisiCalc stills works. VisiCalc was available at launch with the IBM PC, so is probably qualifies as the ...
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Did Windows NT 4 emulate x86 on non-Intel platforms?

Here's a screenshot on Windows NT for Alpha showing x86 emulation support See Exploring Windows 2000 on Alpha together with YOU It uses FX!32 for emulation FX!32 is a software emulator program that ...
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What is the oldest commercial MS-DOS program that can run on modern versions of Windows without third-party software?

I ran DOS 1.x basic on modern hardware, in Windows 7. You can run it in any directory, but you can't exit command.com without closing the window. The package of BASICA that I did and loaded on ...
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