XMS memory problem in MS_DOS VMWARE

January 30, 2019 at 17:36:51
Specs: Windows 10, xeon 2.6ghz e5 v2
Hello computing community. I been trying to install MS-DOS in my VMWARE workstation software. When I run certain programs, the os is unable to execute them and says something like: "not enough memory. memory needed 11000, memory required 15000. I saw several videos on youtube of people being able to run those programs in the exact same os. I've also notice that when I do the "mem" command it shows much lower XMS memory than what I saw on youtube and elsewhere on internet (around 14000 vs around 65000). I tried various versions of ms-dos but it's always the same. I would like to run dos 6.22 with supplemental disk (because I want the dos shell). Please do not suggest to use dosbox or freedos. I have a workstation with a xeon 2.6ghz e5 v2 with 32gb of ram. Thanks for your help.

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January 30, 2019 at 18:20:53
Just curious, but have you seen this?:


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January 30, 2019 at 20:06:26
Yes I saw that already. my memory stats are better but the programs still doesn't work

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January 31, 2019 at 07:17:25
How much RAM are you allocating to DOS? Try lowering it to 64MB.

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February 1, 2019 at 07:43:49
I tried with 16, 32, 64, 128 and 512mb. from 64 mb it has the same xms memory and it does the same error when running certain programs.

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