I can't install C&C Red Alert, I downloaded it from Chip.de (which is the website of a respected german computer magazine), but when I try to start it (after mounting the CD ISOs with Daemon Tools) it says that the application is not supported cause it's a 16-Bit-Version or so, so what should I do? My operating system is Windows 7 64 Bit.
Seeing as it says "16 bit" it most likely needs an operating system that supports a 16 bit core. Todays processing cores are at least 32 bit.
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Recently I had difficulty to get it to work, even after following different advice on the web, and after different methods and patches, I figured out something that works for me. It expands on Justin's reply, with a few crucial details that made the difference.
I'm using Windows XP Service Pack 3, 32bit, but it might work for you (since many people with different versions of Windows seem to be reporting similar problems and error messages).
HOW TO INSTALL
You will probably need to mount the respective game's iso's when you want to play Allies or Soviet campaigns.
Hope this is helpful to you (or anyone else who is having trouble).
EDIT: added instruction for placing the executable in compatibility mode with Windows 95, which is apparently necessary (although ddraw says that it shouldn't be used)
I believe that Red Alert itself is 32-bit (and so should work fine if you can get it installed), however it sounds like the installer you have is 16-bit - 16-bit code simply won't run on 64 bit operating systems.
According to this thread the game content is just dumped in a directory on the CD and so you should be able to bypass the installer by copying these to your destination directory
Alternatively there is an article here which describes common methods of converting 16-bit installers into 32-bit installers - depending on what sort of installer Red Alert used this method may work.
Finally you could try installing it in a virtual machine running some 32-bit OS (or possibly even DOSBox) and then copying the installation directory off your VM onto your 64-bit machine (or just run it on the VM). If there are components installed outside of the installation directory then this might not work, but its probably still worth a try.