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Is Windows NT 4.0 Server and Client compatible to newer computer build

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Good day guys,


Our uncle let us fix their HR System (Human Resource System), and we gathered these problems: (The problems to be presented must be only fixed by automation(computer program))


They have a very old hardware (since 1999) for the system, the Server is running Windows NT 4.0 Server and to be able to access it they have a client, Windows NT running in a virtual machine, with HOST OS of windows 98 (since 1999).


They have a very old printer (since 1999) attached to the client computer. The model/brand is Kyo Cera. The printer has a parallel connector.


Well, our real problems are:


1.1 Does Windows NT 4.0 compatible to newer computer builds, so we can just install the OS in there?


1.2 If not, what causes it? Is there a limitation for the OS to be installed?


1.3 Is the printer compatible to newer computer builds together with the client OS?




1.4 For illustration purposes of our propose solution: We may assume that:


we now bought:


-new computer with windows 7 OS


-new printer(usb)




Is it possible to have/ run properly and smoothly a Windows NT 4.0(client) in a virtual machine like "Virtual Box" with a HOST OS of windows 7?


1.4.1 Can the virtual OS access the windows NT 4.0 Server and read/write data to it?


Can the virtual OS access the new printer and be able to print? .




*we can't find many information regarding this topic many don't exist/deleted.


THANKS for the HELP :D

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I have read your post several times, but I am not sure I understand what you are trying to do.



Do you want that 1999 HR application to run on Windows 7 - is that it? If so, you should be able to run it in NT4 Compatibility Mode.



If it's something different, please clarify.


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Do you want that 1999 HR application to run on Windows 7 - is that it? If so, you should be able to run it in NT4 Compatibility Mode.

somewhat like that, but the server (database) holding the information is hardcoded and is custom made, long ago.

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