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32-bits dos binaries on 64-bit windows (Users)

posted by marcov(R), 20.11.2011, 17:42

> Interesting, but it makes some sense. The PE part seems to be like win32
> console app and RTM extender allows it ro run under DOS like HXDOS. But
> there muse be some 16bit stub that loads RTM extender so I wonder in run
> under win64 without NTVDM.

That might be in the 16-bit code that in normal PE32 bins shows "This program requires microsoft windows to run" or something like that.

As for DJGPP, the 32-bit code must be fully running windows programs. It seems more that the RTM.EXE is something like wdosx or Japeth's HX* PE loader.

 

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