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DOS program on XP machine

By darkman ·
I have a client that has a mission critical DOS application that currently runs on a Win98SE machine. It is set up to dial up nightly to a host for updated and to transmit data. Could the application run within XP in a DOS window if I upgrade his OS

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by w2ktechman In reply to DOS program on XP machine

I would say more info is needed. Like what application? I would check with the software vendor first, if they do not support it or do not exist, then test it thoroughly on another system before upgrading this system.

To answer your question as is, yes and no. Some DOS apps will work fine, some will error, and some will just not run. Please provide more info

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by ReWrite In reply to DOS program on XP machine

I agree with the techman. One other thing to remember is that by default the DOS app will need to be run under an administrator's account because the user account is barred from running legacy apps.

Cheers.

RW

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by BorgInva In reply to DOS program on XP machine

I still use good old stable Procomm for DOS and Hyper Access 5 on my XP Pro PC. I agree with the others. Some DOS babies work, others not. My suggesstion is try installing this software on an XP PC. Set up a dummy client with data. Try it out. You should get your answers that way.

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by wlbowers In reply to DOS program on XP machine

If it will not run in a window you can use Microsoft Virtual PC.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtualpc/evaluation/overview2004.mspx

Virtual PC lets you create separate virtual machines on your Windows desktop, each of which virtualizes the hardware of a complete physical computer.

You can use these virtual machines to run operating systems such as MS-DOS?, Windows, and OS/2.

By using the Virtual PC you can have any system you want on the virtual box.


Lee

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