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Solved How can I get my laptop to run an old DOS program properly

Briskware / Masonry pro-e
June 14, 2015 at 10:27:56
Specs: Windows 7 Home Premium, Intel (R) Core (TM) 8GB memory/ 64 bit system
I have an old masonry estimating program that is DOS based. I would like to put
it on my HP laptop. It used the old floppy disks for downloading the program onto the regular computer's which of course my laptop doesn't have a slot for. How can I accomplish this? It seems to me that at one time I transferred the data
to a stick and transferredi t to the laptop. But when I tried to run the program the program did not work properly! The program download data is currently on a floppy disk. Which is how it came when purchased!

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June 14, 2015 at 10:48:48
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A 64 bit OS such as yours will not run 16 bit DOS programs. The only possibility would be to run it under Dosbox or a virtual machine running a compatible OS.

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June 15, 2015 at 22:42:30
Are they 3.5" disks or the ancient 5.25"? You can get an external USB floppy drive for 3.5 disks. You could then install them but as already mentioned, you're going to have a problem running it.

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