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ERROR_DBAD_FILE_FORMAT - Not a Valid Win32 Application

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:17 am
by Dominator211
I am trying to run certain types of software in ReactOS this time I installed windows 7 games for windows 10 (it is an installer for classic windows 7 games so you can play them on windows 10) the install went through without a hitch but when trying to launch said games i get an error as listed above. i kinda am stuck i just think this is something that ReactOS doesn't have at the moment

Re: ERROR_DBAD_FILE_FORMAT - Not a Valid Win32 Application

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:26 am
by dizt3mp3r
ReactOS is not Windows 10 so why would you expect it to work at all?

Re: ERROR_DBAD_FILE_FORMAT - Not a Valid Win32 Application

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:38 am
by EmuandCo
If these are 64 bit apps, then you have a problem. If these are 32 bit ones, you could try a nightly and with some luck it might even work.

Re: ERROR_DBAD_FILE_FORMAT - Not a Valid Win32 Application

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:59 am
by Dominator211
dizt3mp3r wrote:ReactOS is not Windows 10 so why would you expect it to work at all?
because react os is an operating system and it should understand the x32 or x64 instruction set giving me no as an answer does not explain to me why THIS doesn't work

Re: ERROR_BAD_FILE_FORMAT - Not a Valid Win32 Application

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:25 am
by hbelusca
Dominator211 wrote:
dizt3mp3r wrote:ReactOS is not Windows 10 so why would you expect it to work at all?
because react os is an operating system and it should understand the x32 or x64 instruction set giving me no as an answer does not explain to me why THIS doesn't work
The correct answer is that ReactOS only exists in 32-bit mode so far (there's however an on-going port to x64 being created at the moment). A second point is that, because ReactOS wants to be Windows-Server 2003-compatible, applications that specifically target newer Windows versions are most likely prone to not work.