Old DOS program on WinXP

By jkimchy
Jan 31, 2005
  1. :rolleyes:
    I have an old DOS program I need to run on a WinXP OS. Suggestions please on how to do it
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    First: just run it (double click) and see what happens
    (You can change the autoexec.nt and config.nt files in \windows\system32\ to tweak some memory settings)
    Second: run it from within command.com that comes with XP
    Third: Try a DOS emulator like Dosbox
    Fourth: Use a PC emulator like Bochs
  3. jkimchy

    jkimchy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    help with tweaking memory settings

    could you help with tweaking memory settings + this program must be run in a full Dos window. Thanks
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    There is nothing complicated about that memory thing.. You can just enable/disable high memory and extended memory. Really depends on what your app wants to see. If it craps out complaining about EMM then enable/disable that.

    To set a DOS program to run in full sreen: right click on the executable, Properties->Screen->Full-sreen
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