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Windows 7: Need to run a Dos application. Help !


18 Jul 2010   #1

Vista
 
 
Need to run a Dos application. Help !

Is there anyway I can get a Dos CLI working in Windows 7 ?

Even a CD which can boot and wake up in dos would be good !

Any thoughts greatly appreciated



Bill

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18 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

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18 Jul 2010   #4

Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
DosBox installed and working but the Mount feature has defeated me so far.

What is the simples way of getting a folder worth of data recognized ?

So far its sitting at a Dos prompt of " Z "

Many many thanks for the help ! Greatly appreciated !



Update:- A wiki help page yielded this:-

http://www.dosbox.com/wiki/Basic_Set...tion_of_DosBox

for a program in a file called test in a folder called test yielded

MOUNT C C:\TEST

Z:\>c:

c:TEST

FIXED IT !

Brilliant !

Many thanks for the first clue !



Bill



Bill
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04 Oct 2010   #5

Win 7 and XP (SP3), Many Computers
 
 

DOSBox seems to work quite well. I'd just like to find a way to make it automatically run a DOS program with just one mouse click. The DOSBox website doesn't seem to address this issue. Any ideas out there?????

Thanks in advance for your help.

Maruskipper
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04 Oct 2010   #6

Win 7 and XP (SP3), Many Computers
 
 

Bill

There is still a "COMMAND" CLI in Windows 7. I use it quite often and it works fine. Just click on RUN, then type COMMAND in the box.

I do have one old DOS program that will not run under WIN-7's COMMAND, so I have to use DOSBox instead.

Best,

MaruSkipper
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05 Oct 2010   #7

Vista
 
 

Bat files still work in DosBox and I use P.bat to Invoke Portex an address book database from Heaven ! I've used it from the mid 1980s as a simple general purpose very fast database which searches on partial strings !



Tim
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05 Oct 2010   #8

win7
 
 

@Bill037..You might like to try Winbatch by going to WinBatch®, the batch language for Windows, your scripting solution. and downloading a free trial copy. Its batch language programming in windows on steroids!! You can control literally anything from serial ports to web pages with it..
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05 Oct 2010   #9

win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MaruSkipper View Post
Bill

There is still a "COMMAND" CLI in Windows 7. I use it quite often and it works fine. Just click on RUN, then type COMMAND in the box.

I do have one old DOS program that will not run under WIN-7's COMMAND, so I have to use DOSBox instead.

Best,

MaruSkipper

There's always the short version of "COMMAND" ie "CMD" taht works if your feeling lazy!!
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15 Jan 2011   #10

win 7 unlimited x86
 
 

I have dos program that needs full screen support. the problem is that with dosBox the program is working but the problem with the dosBox is that dos box do not have EDIT. so doxBox partial solves my problem. on other hand i tried and exDOS and after many tested programs and this one doesn't support full screen. so can really some have solution to this problem with full screen needs of dos programs run under Win 7 32 bit system
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