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I am trying to install dos or a dos based version of windows on a separate hard drive to run old games.I have tried dos box,but didn't like it.

Need help.Rep + for solutions or tips.
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post #2 of 10
installing dos separately on your PC is probably not worth it. use a virtual machine.
assuming your CPU supports virtual machines that's probably the best way to do it; and since dos is so ancient it'll run just fine.
here's a quick article on one way to do it.
what games are you trying to play?
do you have an old machine P2 or P3 that uses XP or earlier to use these games with?

EDIT: forum from my favorite dos games site smile.gif
Edited by l0max - 4/25/12 at 2:44pm
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post #3 of 10
VMWare and a DOS image will easily do what you want


......... though the free VMWare doesn't have sound

You can try:

Vdos
http://www.vdos32.com/

or MS Virtual PC
http://www.portlock.com/products/beta/virtual_additions.aspx
post #4 of 10
How about Virtual PC? http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/support/virtual-pc-2007.aspx

You can install any OS you like, and you can set up several, so you could have linux on one, Dos on another, XP on another etc. smile.gif
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I would like to install windows 95,or windows 98 on my rig.
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I have windows 98 on a virtual PC for some old games for my son.

Like I said works good but no sound
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I downloaded virtual pc and installed it on my hard drive.I have never used this program before.How do I install windows 98 and run it?


EDIT: Never Mind I got it.
Edited by Fishinfan - 4/25/12 at 5:14pm
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Is there any way to access other hard drives when in virtual pc? I have dos games on my other hard drives.
Edited by Fishinfan - 4/25/12 at 7:57pm
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post #9 of 10
yes, there is a way to access the drives on your machine - but if i remember right you have to install something into the VM. Just had a quick look - in the window, click on "Actions" then install virtual machine additions. Then if you go into your CDROM drive letter, you'll find a dos folder, and it has the files for the virtual machine. I think you'll have to copy them, then add them into the dos config sys and autoexec.bat. There is a help section on virtual machine additions, and a wee google may help. I think it allows you to share a folder between the main OS and the VM OS, which means you can dump your dos games into the shared folder, then the VM can access the shared folder, and you can copy them in. It seems a bit of a pain in DOS (what wasn't smile.gif ) and I think in windows it was easier. But I'm sure with some patience, you'll suss it out. If you get really stuck, I'll figure out how to do it in my DOS VM, then tell you how to do it. smile.gif
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I decided to just to use dosbox after all.
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