The system error "You do not have permissions to execute 16-bit applications. Check your permissions with your system administrator", appears when you try to run a 16-bit bit application on a Windows 10 system, where the system administrator has prevented to run 16-bit applications. To resolve the error "You do not have permissions to execute 16-bit applications" on Windows 10, follow the instructions below.
How to FIX: No Permissions to Execute 16-bit Applications in Windows 10.
To remove the restriction of running 16-bit applications in Windows 10, apply the below steps in Windows Registry or in Group Policy Editor.
Method 1. Allow to Run 16-bit Applications using Registry.
To allow the execution of 16-bit applications, using Registry:
2. Type regedit and press Enter to open Registry Editor.
3. Navigate to this key from the left:
4. Now, open the VDMDisallowed REG_DWORD value on the right pane and change the Value Data from 1 to 0.
5. When done, click OK and close the Registry Editor.
6. Restart your computer and then run the 16-bit application.
Method 2. Allow Running 16-bit Applications using Group Policy. *
* Note: This method applies only to Windows 7 or 10 Professional Operating Systems.
To allow the execution of 16-bit applications, using Group Policy Editor:
3. In Group Policy Editor navigate (from the left side) to:
- Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Application Compatibility.
4. Double click to open the Prevent access to 16-bit applications (at the right pane).
5. Click Disabled, click OK and close Group Policy Editor.
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