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Windows 7: Config.sys in win7


24 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Config.sys in win7

Ive bought a new notebook with Windows 7 and I have an old DOS program, which I want to use with Dosbox. When I trying to start the program the dosbox writes that I have to increase files to 130 in config.sys. But in Windows 7 there is no config.sys. Where can I increase the files to 130.
Thanks

Matthew


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24 Aug 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Config.sys is still present in root of C:/ hidden Untick the hide
protected OS files in folder options

Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide
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24 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Ive done what you said but I cant see config.sys. What can I do?

Thanks
Matthew
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24 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

You have selected show hidden files and folders and clicked on apply? If so open Windows Explorer and in the left hand pane, click on Local disk (C). You should now see config.sys in the right pane toward the bottom of the list.
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24 Aug 2010   #5

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Matthew

What you are doing is something that I did not try myself, just something that I learned, here at the forum. I told you all that I know.

I did reserach and came up with this. Hope its more helpful than my last post.
Autoexec.bat and config.sys help and instructions
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24 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Yes, I tick the box named Show hidden files, then I cant see config.sys in Computer:\C
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24 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Matthew

What you are doing is something that I did not try myself, just something that I learned, here at the forum. I told you all that I know.

I did reserach and came up with this. Hope its more helpful than my last post.
Autoexec.bat and config.sys help and instructions
Doesnt work for me.
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24 Aug 2010   #8

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Carl, above, added information from my post. How does that work?
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24 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

That tutorial is telling you how to create or edit autoexec.bat and config.sys. If the OP does not have a config.sys file, he can create one. I do have one on my system. It has one line: files=40. My autoexec.bat has one line, a remark: REM Dummy file for NTVDM.
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24 Aug 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Matthew0014 View Post
Ive bought a new notebook with Windows 7 and I have an old DOS program, which I want to use with Dosbox. When I trying to start the program the dosbox writes that I have to increase files to 130 in config.sys. But in Windows 7 there is no config.sys. Where can I increase the files to 130.
Thanks

Matthew
Matthew, I created you a config.sys with the line files=130. Download and save this to C:\, then unzip it.

Caveat: this is assuming that you have no config.sys already in place. It you get the message asking you about overwriting an existing file, cancel or click No. This would mean that file exists in your root directory.


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