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Can shims be used to change Windows version number?

I've an installer that complains about wrong Windows version numbers, preventing an upgrade to an application to be installed on Windows Server 2012: Unsupported operating system, major=6, ...
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Why no Win16 support in 64-bit Windows? [closed]

My understanding (from Wikipedia) is that the x64 instruction set supports executing 16-bit protected mode code from long mode, but cannot execute real mode code without being switched out of long ...
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Why is Virtual PC being bundled with Windows 7 significant?

As I see it: Microsoft has always provided backward compatibility for legacy applications; As far as the end user is concerned, things won't be behaving any different from what they normally expect. ...