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DOS Program in WinXP

by Jaekey / February 2, 2004 4:58 AM PST

Is it possible to run a DOS program in WinXP? I have a database DOS based program I've been using for years, and would like to use it on my new computer with WinXP.

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Re:DOS Program in WinXP
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 2, 2004 5:09 AM PST
In reply to: DOS Program in WinXP

1. Is it possible to run a DOS program in WinXP?

I do all the time.

2. I have a database DOS based program I've been using for years, and would like to use it on my new computer with WinXP.

You'll have to test it. But imagine if you had revealed the NAME of the program? Someone may have been able to share their failure or success.

Bob

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Re:Re:DOS Program in WinXP
by Jaekey / February 2, 2004 8:51 AM PST

The name of the program is Superworks. It is essentially a copy of Appleworks which runs on MSDOS. I use the Database portion of it and have used it since my old Apple II days.

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SuperWorks. I remember it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 2, 2004 11:16 AM PST

If you stick the install in a normal 8.3 name path and install your printer carefully (say yes to printing from DOS), then I expect you to be successful.

Bob

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DOS ON XP
by JERRY NISSENBAUM / October 16, 2006 1:19 PM PDT
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I PURCHASED A NEW COMPUTER THAT OPERATES ON XP. I PAID THE TECH AT CIRCUIT CITY TO TRANSFER ALL MY PROGRAMS INCLUDING THE DOS PROGRAM. IT HAS WORKED PERFECT EXCEPT THAT I CAN'T PRINT FROM IT. THE HP TECHS HAVE TOLD ME THAT BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE A PARALELL PORT ON THE NEW COMPUTER DOS CAN'T RECOGNIZE THE PRINTER. ANOTHER HP TECH TOLD ME JUST TODAY TO INSTALL A CPI CARD WITH A PARALELL PORT AND I MIGHT SOLVE THE PROBLEM. I'M LOOKING INTO THAT NOW.

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Print from DOS.
by Papa Echo / October 16, 2006 1:47 PM PDT
In reply to: DOS ON XP

I expect you will also need a DOS driver for the printer, if it supports DOS at all.

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You can fully activate DOS applications on XP and VISTA
by Kokopelli74 / April 13, 2009 2:01 AM PDT
In reply to: DOS Program in WinXP

you need to install an amulator called ExDOS, it supports all DOS needs. A technician installed it for me a year ago in our office and saved me a huge headache. I'm pretty sure you could get it on the internet...

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