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Windows 7: dual booting DOS - fire panel software

25 Mar 2014   #1

windows 7 home premium 64bit
dual booting DOS - fire panel software


I have win7 home premium 64 bit, I have fire panel software which needs dos to allow connection to fire panel.

how do i dual boot my laptop to use dos? or can I use vmware to load dos?

Your help would be much appreciated

many thanks


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25 Mar 2014   #2

Windows 10 Pro X64

I'd try Vmware or VirtualBox. I don't think you are going to have any luck trying to run DOS native on today's hardware.
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18 May 2015   #3

[Genuine Custom DOS 5.0] & [Genuine Custom Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit SP1]

How do you setup dual boot DOS if you don't want to use Vmware or VirtualBox?
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18 May 2015   #4

openSUSE 13.1 64bit

I remember doing this years ago on a XP os; back then it was fairly straight forward!!

Try this link and see if it helps:

THPC: Dual-Boot MS-DOS 7.10 and Windows 7 on your Windows 7 computer
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18 May 2015   #5

[Genuine Custom DOS 5.0] & [Genuine Custom Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit SP1]

Thanks, I was programming around with: and then I remembered
that dual booting 16bit & 64bit had some sort of unsolved issues, thus my request for this.

Lets see if it is useable [ THPC: Dual-Boot MS-DOS 7.10 and Windows 7 on your Windows 7 computer ] in some manner.

Thanks again. Post below if you know any other methods.
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