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Old 02-03-2007
kjk
 

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DOS in Vista?
Hi Folks,

Does anybody know if Vista will run old DOS programs, the way
XP does? Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.

Ken

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Old 02-03-2007
Spanky McFly
 

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Re: DOS in Vista?
A friend tried Foxpro 2.6 for DOS in Vista and it worked so you should be
able to run DOS programs.


"kjk" <kjk@usa.com> wrote in message
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> Hi Folks,
>
> Does anybody know if Vista will run old DOS programs, the way
> XP does? Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.
>
> Ken
>



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Old 02-05-2007
Dave R.
 

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Re: DOS in Vista?

"kjk" <kjk@usa.com> wrote in message
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> Hi Folks,
>
> Does anybody know if Vista will run old DOS programs, the way
> XP does? Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.
>


Vista 32-bit will still run (most) 16-bit DOS programs, but as I
understand it you can't run DOS programs full-screen so that may prevent
some from running properly (like those DOS games that need to run
full-screen to do graphic modes).

Vista 64-bit does not support 16-bit programs at all, so if you need
them I'd stay away from the 64-bit Vista.

Regards,

Dave


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Old 02-12-2007
Micke Andersson
 

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Re: DOS in Vista?

"Dave R." <dwragle at drbsystems dot com> wrote in message
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>
> "kjk" <kjk@usa.com> wrote in message
> newscs9s21ejcpt9781bce7krlpa4qblc6asr@4ax.com...
>> Hi Folks,
>>
>> Does anybody know if Vista will run old DOS programs, the way
>> XP does? Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.
>>

>
> Vista 32-bit will still run (most) 16-bit DOS programs, but as I
> understand it you can't run DOS programs full-screen so that may prevent
> some from running properly (like those DOS games that need to run
> full-screen to do graphic modes).


I had DOS fullscreen programs run just nicely - until about 2 days ago? I
wonder if some hotfix removed this, but I develop some programs that require
DOS fullscreen and it has been working since december or when I first
installed Vista.

Now I tried to uninstall the latest video driver, and use the Vista default
one - the DOS window does go fullscreen now, but it's blank .. so something
definitely changed in the last week or so.

What's with that?

/Micke, sweden.

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