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This program cannot be run in DOS mode.

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This program cannot be run in DOS mode.

sleepy18723
I'm trying to load window's os software in Caldera Dos. I'm in D drive, as is my CD is in. [DR-DOS]D:/> is what it's showing currently. I typed 'dir' to show me the files on the disk. I type setup.exe and it says, this program cannot be run in DOS mode. Any help would be appreciated, been stuck on this for months!

Thanks in advance.
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    Jaqui

    put the cd in, make sure that the system will boot from cd and reboot it off the cdrom. it will install windows. COMPLETELY WIPING DOS OUT IN THE PROCESS.

    if you are trying to install a program for windows, you have to be RUNNING windows first.

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    sleepy18723

    i did make it boot from the cd first, through bios. However, it loads with CAldera dos

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    Jaqui

    is the windows install cd then it is not booting into dos, it is booting into windows.

    unless you are trying to install a pirated copy of windows, then all bets are off on what it actually boots into.

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    sleepy18723

    well, can you recommend me where i can get a copy of tablet PC where I'd have to enter my licnese into? I just need the OS, not the license, I have that. Any help would be thankful.

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    IC-IT

    You could use a Win 9X boot floppy with CD support. I would add smrtdrv.exe to the boot disk and run that after booting (otherwise a DOS XP install will take forever). Then navigate to the CDs I386 folder and run the winnt.exe command.

    Is your CD-ROM not a self-booting unit? I hope this is not a pirate copy.

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    sleepy18723

    i'm not sure what you're saying there. I'm not really good with computers. This copy is one i torrented. I just need the cd to ask for my licnese and i'll call microsoft.

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    seanferd

    You downloaded Windows? Or did you download an open source version of DR-DOS (FreeDOS)?

    What version of Windows?

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    sleepy18723

    i torrented a copy of Microsoft Windows XP Tablet Edition. All I'm trying to do is, install the tablet PC as my os onto my laptop I recently nuked with Geek Squad's MRI. I have a legit license on my laptop that I will call Microsoft to change to.

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    seanferd

    Microsoft may not like the fact that you downloaded a copy of Windows.

    Are you sure Tablet PC is right for your laptop? This is probably why it wont install in DOS.

    Do you not have an installation disk or recovery CD that came with the laptop?

    If the laptop came pre-installed with Windows, you need to talk to the OEM (vendor), not Microsoft.

    I am going to assume that you also downloaded GeekSquad's MRI. Your whole endeavor is sounding just a tiny bit illegal.

    Please dispel my erroneous thinking if I am wrong.

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    Jaqui

    put the cd in, make sure that the system will boot from cd and reboot it off the cdrom. it will install windows. COMPLETELY WIPING DOS OUT IN THE PROCESS.

    if you are trying to install a program for windows, you have to be RUNNING windows first.

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    sleepy18723

    i did make it boot from the cd first, through bios. However, it loads with CAldera dos

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    Jaqui

    is the windows install cd then it is not booting into dos, it is booting into windows.

    unless you are trying to install a pirated copy of windows, then all bets are off on what it actually boots into.

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    sleepy18723

    well, can you recommend me where i can get a copy of tablet PC where I'd have to enter my licnese into? I just need the OS, not the license, I have that. Any help would be thankful.

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    IC-IT

    You could use a Win 9X boot floppy with CD support. I would add smrtdrv.exe to the boot disk and run that after booting (otherwise a DOS XP install will take forever). Then navigate to the CDs I386 folder and run the winnt.exe command.

    Is your CD-ROM not a self-booting unit? I hope this is not a pirate copy.

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    sleepy18723

    i'm not sure what you're saying there. I'm not really good with computers. This copy is one i torrented. I just need the cd to ask for my licnese and i'll call microsoft.

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    seanferd

    You downloaded Windows? Or did you download an open source version of DR-DOS (FreeDOS)?

    What version of Windows?

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    sleepy18723

    i torrented a copy of Microsoft Windows XP Tablet Edition. All I'm trying to do is, install the tablet PC as my os onto my laptop I recently nuked with Geek Squad's MRI. I have a legit license on my laptop that I will call Microsoft to change to.

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    seanferd

    Microsoft may not like the fact that you downloaded a copy of Windows.

    Are you sure Tablet PC is right for your laptop? This is probably why it wont install in DOS.

    Do you not have an installation disk or recovery CD that came with the laptop?

    If the laptop came pre-installed with Windows, you need to talk to the OEM (vendor), not Microsoft.

    I am going to assume that you also downloaded GeekSquad's MRI. Your whole endeavor is sounding just a tiny bit illegal.

    Please dispel my erroneous thinking if I am wrong.