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Running DOS program on Win2000

By m159715 ·
I have a new computer with Windows 2000. However, some of the software I use for work is DOS based program and Windows 2000 will not execute them. I am unsure of the syntax for using "forcedos" command. For example, if the file I want to execute is located in C:\PROGRAMS\WP60\WP.EXE, how would I configure the shortcut to execute the WP command?

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Running DOS program on Win2000

by DAO251 In reply to Running DOS program on Wi ...

Start Create Shortcut Wizard (RightClick-New-Shortcut)

type in the box:
forcedos c:\programs\wp60\wp.exe
or
forcedos /d c:\programs\wp60 wp.exe

Before creating the shortcut it is probably good idea to play in Dos Prompt(CMD.EXE) window.

Do not forget to configure Environment variables (in MyComputer--Properties-Advanced) which are probably needed for WordPerfect, and/or configure AUTOEXEC.NT CONFIG.NT files (not autoexec.bat & config.sys !!)

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