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By nu4ever ·
My boss has a computer that she runs a DOS program on. How do you change the date on a DOS program? Also on that computer she can't get windows to run. I have tried to reload windows from DOS but it only goes so far then it gives me errors. Can a person transfer a DOS program onto another hard drive? What I'm thinking is putting in another hard drive then hooking the second one up and transfering the DOS data. Can this be done?

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by sgt_shultz In reply to dos

see if the date is set correctly in the system's bios. maybe that will correct the program date but it just depends on how they wrote the program.
yes you can transfer the data and sometimes you can get a dos program to run, especially in older versions of windows like windows 98. you can also use a program like pcAnywhere to move the data over if both systems have a parallel port and you have the pcAnywhere data transfer cable. otherwise, maybe moving the hard disk is the easiest...but all the answers reall depend: what is the dos program and what version?

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by nu4ever In reply to dos

If by moving it to a new hard drive will the program transfer in DOS. I know there are programs like pcanywhere and ghost that will do this as well. Which one is the most simple?

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by TheChas In reply to dos

Unlike Windows, DOS does not have a registry, nor do most DOS programs install additional system files.

So, "normally", all you need to do to move a DOS program is to copy the directory that the program files are in and place them on the new PC.

Some DOS programs do require specific settings in the legacy system files Autoexec.bat and Config.sys
On a Windows 9X or newer system, you can usually take care of that issue with a custom short-cut for the DOS program.

As far as Windows not installing, what are the specifications of the PC?
If the PC is near the minimum specifications, you may not get a warning, but might not be able to install Windows.

Chas

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