Problem in dos mode.

February 27, 2017 at 08:41:46
Specs: Android
I have a Lenovo Tab2, each time I download a programme I have a error message that reads "this programme cannot open in dos mode". How can I get around this.

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#1
February 27, 2017 at 11:25:56
Where are you downloading programs from and what operating system were they meant to run on?

That tablet runs on the Android operating system and there is no DOS in Android. I'm guessing you are trying to run Windows programs on your tablet.

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#2
February 27, 2017 at 13:37:27
All downloads go to a "download" folder. On the disk it suppose to run on Windows 10. I am running on Android Version 5.0.1 I have only had the tablet since Christmas and windows was already on the tablet. If you say that Windows doesn't run DOS so why does it come up.
Thank you for your reply.

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#3
February 28, 2017 at 07:06:29
"If you say that Windows doesn't run DOS"

Err.. what THX 1138 said was "there is no DOS in Android".

EDIT:
If it is a Windows program it is possible that your Android just trots out that message because it is not understood. Often error messages are none too accurate.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#4
February 28, 2017 at 07:25:28
"I am running on Android Version 5.0.1 I have only had the tablet since Christmas and windows was already on the tablet"

The Lenovo Tab 2 ships with Android installed as the OS, not Windows.

You can't run any Windows software on Android!

Your tablet can't run Windows because the hardware is not compatible, the main processor (MediaTek 1.5GHz) does not support Windows.

I don't know why you think it's got Windows on it.

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#5
February 28, 2017 at 07:45:03
Thanks phil22 , as you can see I am not that well up on these computers. When I try to open any programme after downloading it opens it in wps office as that is the only programme on the tablet. Is this the reason , can you suggest another file opener.

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#6
February 28, 2017 at 08:26:44
You should answer the two questions that THX1138 asked in the
first reply: Where are you downloading these programs from, and
what operating system are they meant to run on?

The operating system your tablet has is a version of Android, so
only programs designed to run on Android can run on your tablet.

Android includes a number of built-in programs. Most likely the
manufacturer of your tablet included WPS Office, and that one
suite of programs has a wide range of functions. Other included
programs should be accessible by tapping the icon on the main
screen that consists of several dots. The full list of installed apps
can be found in Settings. Go to Apps and you find a list of apps
that have been downloaded and installed, a list of apps that are
currently running, and a list of all installed apps, most of which
were installed at the factory.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#7
February 28, 2017 at 08:47:09
Thank you Jeff, one of the programmes was from a disk that I downloaded onto a laptop and then tried to copy and paste. That did not work as I clicked on the download all I had was the error message and a load of gobbledygook . This ran perfectly OK on the windows laptop .
I then done the same with iTunes and that done exactly the same.
I take it all these were windows programmes and no good for Android. Is there a converter out there that I could use .
Thank you all for your reply's.

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#8
February 28, 2017 at 08:49:49
Oh, I was also going to say that the error message you got
saying "This program cannot open in DOS mode" is right at
the start of most Windows programs that can't run in DOS.
It sounds like you tried to open the Windows program in your
WPS Office program, which read it as if it were a text file, and
displayed it as best it could, so the first thing you see is that
error message.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#9
February 28, 2017 at 11:44:58
"I take it all these were windows programmes and no good for Android. Is there a converter out there that I could use ."

Correct, you cannot run a program designed for Windows on an Android operating system.
As far as converters go, well sort of but I wouldn't get your hopes up. here's one - http://www.alltechfeed.com/how-to-c...

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#10
March 1, 2017 at 10:03:55
Thank you all for your input it has been good to know there is people out there that do try to help . Again thanks.

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