Files and buffers in DOS of Windows 7 64bit

December 10, 2010 at 07:24:51
Specs: Windows 7 64bit, 1/6Gb
Hi,

I just bought a new computer with Windows 7 64 bit Professional. It will be used for energy simulation software that is complied with Fortran and opens many files. My problem is that because Windows 7 64 bit doesn't support config.nt, there is no way to increase files and buffers in DOS mode. Is there any way to solve this?
Thank you.

Thomas


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December 10, 2010 at 08:05:31
It is not that 64 bit systems do not support config.nt, it is that they do not support DOS. The config.nt file is used only to configure the DOS subsystem which does not exist in 64 bit systems. There is no DOS mode in 64 bit Windows.

Console applications running on a 64 bit OS are not running under DOS.

If you need to run true DOS applications under a 64 bit OS you will need a DOS emulator, such as DOSBOX.


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December 10, 2010 at 14:26:39
May be better to install a virtual machine with the OS that has been used. I think dosbox may work but it would be better to use real dos or W95/98/nt or such to do what you want. A vm can run within W7x64. You may even find it pretty easy to install virtual pc if you have a business level or above W7.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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