I would like to start using MS-DOS on Windows 7 netbook

February 3, 2012 at 11:23:03
Specs: Windows 7/ultimate, 1gb
How can i do the update of MS-D-S on my netbook effectively?
some of the commands not recognized.

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#1
February 3, 2012 at 12:16:36
There is no MS-DOS in Windows 7. There is a command prompt that looks a bit like MS-DOS but it isn't. There is no update that can be done becasue it is part of Windows 7.

Explain exactly what it is you are trying to do.

Stuart


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#2
February 4, 2012 at 17:25:49
Commands have changed on later systems but you can still produce batch files once you know them:
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/comma...

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
February 16, 2012 at 18:14:11
Hi Stuart,

is there any way of using MS-DOS as a proper operating system on my netbook with windows7/ultimate?

i would like to keep a d-base with names, addresses, however i do not want to have it expanded into a complicated excell or any other windows/windows system.

Thank you,

neboy


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#4
February 16, 2012 at 19:44:01
You would be best installing MS-DOS in a Virtual Machine. Installing MS-DOS along side Windows 7 is fraught with problems not least of all that the two operating system are over 40 years apart in technological terms. Being a net book might make it even more difficult. Do you have a floppy drive because you will almost certainly need one unless you can get hold of a copy of MS-DOS on CD.

If you have a 64 bit CPU I am not sure that you will be able to as MS-DOS is only 16 bit.

The best thing really is to learn some new tricks. I did and I'm a lot older than MS-DOS. Excel or Access even are not that complicated when you try.

Stuart


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#5
February 20, 2012 at 09:04:30
Thank you Stuart,


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