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By Concerned Citizen ·
I have several DOS based applications that are basically doing the job and run fine under W95. How long do I have before I have to replace them?

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by gutridgesj In reply to DOS Life Expectancy

i guess that would depend on if you plan to upgrade from win95 or not. win98 will probably work also. WinME or above will probably not.

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by Concerned Citizen In reply to DOS Life Expectancy

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by tmaclennan In reply to DOS Life Expectancy

I read in the last couple of weeks that Microsoft will be ending support for DOS and Win95 by the end of this year and for Win98 and WinNT by the end of 2003.

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by MtnSqs In reply to DOS Life Expectancy

Just because Microsoft drops it support for a system, does not mean you have to stop using it! If the systems work fine, and you can keep the hardware working, then you can continue for ever!

I would suggest you ensure that you have proper copies of Win 95 and any other software you rely upon to keep the systems running. Also keep or obtain cheaply old used hardware of same type, (include HD, Cards, Modems etc) that cannot be used for higher systems - it will be very useful as backup/replacement hardware when yours does finally wear out. Your should be able to get at least another 5 to 10 years or so and there are still plenty of people around with expertise in keeping these older systems running.

If the system works why change it. I know of companies that still have pure DOS machines running as they have perfectly good software running on them.

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