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Windows 7: DOS 6.22 diskettes

12 Aug 2012   #11

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

I have dos 6.22 and windows 3.11 installed on a virtual disk under Virtual PC.
Works and I can just copy the vhd to another machine and it works the way Gates and God intended.

Rich
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12 Aug 2012   #12

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I still have Microsoft Excel on the original floppies. I have no idea if that old Excel will work on Windows 7/64.
It's doubtful that they would work. I had Office 97 and it worked fairly well on Vista on a 32 bit machine.
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12 Aug 2012   #13

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thanks for the info Frank. I have it installed on a old evo W 6000 with XP-PRO 32. I hate that computer because you have to keep it plugged in or it looses it's bios time. I have tried several batteries with no luck.
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13 Aug 2012   #14

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HammerHead View Post
Mitchell...........Doesn't MS Publisher 2010 do the job?
Indeed it does but all the old files are saved as .DTP files and will only open with a program called Pressworks. Many of them are so old they go back to Windows 3.0 which was the version before Windows recognised True Type fonts so the fonts used in the files are embedded in the program. We are pretty old fashioned here in the south west of Cornwall in the UK. There are people here who are still convinced that this internet thingy will never catch on!!!!!! It's just a flash in the pan!
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13 Aug 2012   #15

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HammerHead View Post
Mitchell...........Doesn't MS Publisher 2010 do the job?
We are pretty old fashioned here in the south west of Cornwall in the UK. There are people here who are still convinced that this internet thingy will never catch on!!!!!! It's just a flash in the pan!
It's made a pretty big flash, hasn't it.
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13 Aug 2012   #16

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

I have to wonder if some of these older programs might actually be immune to certain newer viruses, being they're as old as they are. I might have to plug in the old PC running Win 95 to the net & see what happens when you go to some known virus sites.....
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13 Aug 2012   #17

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

My old Timeworks/Pressworks program is on 4 floppies so there is probably not much in them that would be targetted by a modern virus. Interested to hear the results of your test though.
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13 Aug 2012   #18

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Moon Walk

I know what you mean Mitch. Some people still deny we were on the moon.
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13 Aug 2012   #19

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HammerHead View Post
I know what you mean Mitch. Some people still deny we were on the moon.
Come come now! To my recollection we have neve met let alone had an adventure like that!
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13 Aug 2012   #20

W7 Ult desktop, W8.1 laptop, W7 Home netbook, W8.1 tablet, Win 10 TP VM
 
 

I have boxes of both 5.25 & 3.5" diskettes including most DOS Versions since DOS 1.1. You can use a program like WinImage to make images of the old diskettes and the images can be read by VMs just like an ISO.

I have an old machine that has 5.25 & 3.5" floppy drives in it that allows me to copy stuff from one format to the other.

I have a VM on my machine with DOS 6.22 which is fun to play with but for most times when DOS is needed or wanted, DosBox works well.

As far as old software, I have original disks of Lotus 1-2-3 and also have a copy of VisiCalc somewhere.
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