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Windows 7: MS-DOS

04 Dec 2010   #1
tahir shah

window 7
 
 
MS-DOS

Hi Guys and Gals I am a moran when it comes to computers I got a dvd with some files when I try to open it tells me MS-DOS and nothing happens can any one help me how to take those files of the CD and install on my computer I have windows 7


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04 Dec 2010   #2
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Besides the fact that MS-DOS was long gone when DVDs came out....
What extension (if any) do those files have ? If they're really MS-DOS executables, your best bet would be for some old games DOSBox, an x86 emulator with DOS
or for MS DOS itself this here might help
Windows Virtual PC - Create Virtual Machine

If it's some other kind of files you might be able to open them in Notepad or similar editors

-DG
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04 Dec 2010   #3
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Hi! tahir shah, welcome to 7F

It is possible you are working with two different file systems.

Try:
Open windows explorer, at the same time hold the Ctrl/Control key, and drag and drop the file onto the Document library/folder in the library.

Your holding the Ctrl key to make a copy to the Document library in case something goes wrong.

Then see if it will open there.

One other way:
Right click on file and "send to" compressed (zipped) folder.
Save it to desktop.

Open and extract it to wherever you were trying to copy it to.
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04 Dec 2010   #4
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Sledge, have you experienced any lag in posting? I just had to delete a duplicate post here.
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04 Dec 2010   #5
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

You're right there, Anak...I had not only a lag but a full blown timeout...and my old habit I didn't read correctly.
I totally missed the part about shoveling the files over

-DG
Edit: lag is gone
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04 Dec 2010   #6
tahir shah

window 7
 
 

Thanks Guys I try that let you
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04 Dec 2010   #7
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SledgeDG View Post
You're right there, Anak...I had not only a lag but a full blown timeout...and my old habit I didn't read correctly.
I totally missed the part about shoveling the files over

-DG
Edit: lag is gone
Same here (timeout) even tried IE8 same thing. Seems okay now.....

Yes, tahir try our suggestions then let us know how you made out.
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04 Dec 2010   #8
tahir shah

window 7
 
 

I try every thing no help I have a dvd disk with some files on when take that file and dragthat PDF file to copy on Desk to it comes up saying invalid ms-dos function
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04 Dec 2010   #9
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Oh I see you try to copy over PDF files while you get that error.

Well it could be a timing error. A combination of your virus scanner interfering with the copy process and a poorly burned Disc.
Try the following: shut down you Anti virus and try to copy the PDF again (Don't forget to turn your AV back on, once you're done) And scan those files manually afterwards just to be on the safe side

-DG
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05 Dec 2010   #10
James Colbert

 
 

If I might add to the other comments:

1) Scan the file with AV before you copy to your system (if you have MSE, right click on the item and choose scan)

2) Then try:

a) right click on the file, choose Copy
b) right click on your dektop, choose Paste


If this doesn't work, try to post back with the exact error message.


Also, it would be helpful if you would tell us exactly what you are trying to do? Just copy a pdf to desktop, or something more?

James
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