Uh...can i run an msdos program in windows xp 22 replies

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gamer105

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#1 12 years ago

So theres this msdos program thats a file and not a cd or anything and well it wont run because i have a 64 bit and not 16 bit operating system...does anyone know away around that problem?

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Logi

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#2 12 years ago

so basically start>allprograms>accessories>commando promt, doesnt work?




gamer105

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#3 12 years ago

Well what do i do after i bring up the cmd prompt? Maybe i wasnt clear though the problem is that i try to run a program but it says:

16-bit MS-DOS Subsystem path to the program that you are trying to start or install config.nt The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.

then it ask me to ignore or close but either option closes the stupid thing :(




NoOdLe

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#4 12 years ago

16-bit Dos program support is a bit shakey in XP, i would doubt that you can get it to work. If you need to, put it on a floppy, and make an MSDos boot disk, boot to dos and run it from there.




snarf

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#5 12 years ago

Google "dosbox", I've used it for years, great DOS emulator.




Logi

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#6 12 years ago

i heard they completly did away with Dos but i think theres a way. im not sure of it tho




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#7 12 years ago

It can be done, although it will be harder than in 32bit xp




gamer105

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#8 12 years ago
NoOdLe16-bit Dos program support is a bit shakey in XP, i would doubt that you can get it to work. If you need to, put it on a floppy, and make an MSDos boot disk, boot to dos and run it from there.

:confused: im so confused because the program is a patch and i need it to run in a specific folder. However if i booted my computer in dos thus making the program work would the program continue to work in good old normal windows xp?




Enterprise2002

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#9 12 years ago

Most likely, if it's a patch it's probably just moving files about, or writing new things in to them that you could do yourself.

You can try running it in DOS, it should work fine. You could also try carrying out what commands it does yourself.




gamer105

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#10 12 years ago

Enterprise2002Most likely, if it's a patch it's probably just moving files about, or writing new things in to them that you could do yourself.

You can try running it in DOS, it should work fine. You could also try carrying out what commands it does yourself.

Hwo do i run it in dos though? And also how would I carry out commands for it? After it works in dos though will it work in normal xp mode?