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14 Feb 2012   #11
Cheemag

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oreo27 View Post
And another option is to use Dos Box. I used it on my brother in law's 64bit installation to run Turbo C.

DOSBox, an x86 emulator with DOS
Yes, that worked, but the tiny screen it worked in was totally limiting.


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14 Feb 2012   #12
oreo27

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cheemag View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oreo27 View Post
And another option is to use Dos Box. I used it on my brother in law's 64bit installation to run Turbo C.

DOSBox, an x86 emulator with DOS
Yes, that worked, but the tiny screen it worked in was totally limiting.
Unfortunately, I have no idea how to maximize the screen but I'm sure you can find a user guide somewhere. Maybe in the site I provided?

I didn't use it long for me to find out how to do that
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14 Feb 2012   #13
Cheemag

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Will Win 7 run DOS programs - Microsoft Answers

Windows 7 32 or 64bit is not based on DOS so you will need XP VM or DOS emulator.
As posted at MS at above link.
After reading that I can't decide whether it's a CPU issue or a Windows limitation.

I may have another look at DosBox, perhaps the tiny window it was running in was because I didn't set it up properly.

In any case my present install of Windows-7 64 has to go as the networking is totally knackered.
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14 Feb 2012   #14
oreo27

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cheemag View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Will Win 7 run DOS programs - Microsoft Answers

Windows 7 32 or 64bit is not based on DOS so you will need XP VM or DOS emulator.
As posted at MS at above link.
After reading that I can't decide whether it's a CPU issue or a Windows limitation.

I may have another look at DosBox, perhaps the tiny window it was running in was because I didn't set it up properly.

In any case my present install of Windows-7 64 has to go as the networking is totally knackered.
That's very odd by the way as I've never encountered any driver issues with Win 7x64. And I've reinstalled Windows on my fair share of laptops and desktops.
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14 Feb 2012   #15
Cheemag

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oreo27 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cheemag View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Will Win 7 run DOS programs - Microsoft Answers

Windows 7 32 or 64bit is not based on DOS so you will need XP VM or DOS emulator.
As posted at MS at above link.
After reading that I can't decide whether it's a CPU issue or a Windows limitation.

I may have another look at DosBox, perhaps the tiny window it was running in was because I didn't set it up properly.

In any case my present install of Windows-7 64 has to go as the networking is totally knackered.
That's very odd by the way as I've never encountered any driver issues with Win 7x64. And I've reinstalled Windows on my fare share of laptops and desktops.
Getting off-topic a bit here: wireless networking complains of a driver fault, but the drivers installed (by Windows!) are up-to-date.
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14 Feb 2012   #16
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Maybe we can try to resolve the networking issue. As you can see, we're trying to keep you on 64-bit - lol.

What model gigabyte mobo do you have?
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14 Feb 2012   #17
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cheemag View Post
Many VM experts say you cannot access the host machine's hardware - not true, but it's too cumbersome for me.
What hardware are you trying to access but having issues with? What apps are you trying to run that you can't in Windows 7 x64?
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14 Feb 2012   #18
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Is it possible to just update the programs you are trying to use? Then use Windows 7/64 with lots of ram.
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14 Feb 2012   #19
Cheemag

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
Maybe we can try to resolve the networking issue. As you can see, we're trying to keep you on 64-bit - lol.

What model gigabyte mobo do you have?
GA-EP41T-UD3L It allows virtualisation.

The networking issue: Two different adaptors have been tried with the same result. The adaptor is listed in Network Connections but 'Disabled'. Windows 7 installed the correct drivers from the Net when it found the adaptor. The system tells me the adaptor is working correctly, but I have no network although the router/modem is less than a metre away from the Win-7 machine. So I can't configure the wireless network and enter the shared key. Three other XP machines on the network connect wirelessly, so It isn't a router problem.
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14 Feb 2012   #20
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

That motherboard has a built-in LAN adapter. Yet, you mention the distance away from the router, which suggests you are using wireless. So, before we can continue, are you using wired or wireless networking to connect to the router?

If you are that close, you should be using a wired connection. Realtek drivers are easy to install, and are available on Gigabyte's website.
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