How to run DOS games on Windows Seven

April 1, 2010 at 07:58:11
Specs: Windows XP
Is there a method to run DOS games on Windows 7?

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April 1, 2010 at 08:07:21
There are many software that can allow you to play old PC DOS games directly on your Windows 7. Try to download D-Fend Reloaded, which will help you run dos games on your seven OS.

If you don't know how to use this sofware, here is a tutorial explaining how to install and run D-Fend Reloaded:

Run DOS Games on Win XP, Vista, and Seven

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April 1, 2010 at 08:19:23
Yes, inside a virtual machine. The only drawback is the need you have a legal copy of DOS. If you want to run a virtual machine with built-in DOS download and install DOSBox that is free and designed just to run legacy games.

If you want a full virtual environment and have a copy of DOS (or one of its clones as FreeDOS or DR-DOS) download and install at your choice

- MS Virtual PC 2007
- Open Source VirtualBox

Both are free and I suggest the MS product as it is easy to manage. As I said you need a copy of the guest operating system then you can run your DOS games inside a virtual machine concurrently with Windows 7.

Easier to do than to explain.

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April 4, 2010 at 12:23:27
Yeah, DOSBox is probably much easier than trying to setup a VM (and it doesn't require having an "older-OS" installation). However, the games you want to play may require some "tweaking" when it comes to sound and video:

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December 21, 2010 at 15:32:04
down loaded xargon but found no exe file...neither getting emulator to work in 7

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January 1, 2011 at 21:42:21
dos box.
it has to use alot of the older dos commands too which make it legit just google it.
i use it for my games

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