Running old programs in DOS mode
Posted on 2002-04-05
I have Win98 SE. Until recently my favorite old dos-based word processor, spread sheet and mapping programs would run fine on my PC in regular Windows mode. Unfortunately, I recently downloaded the security update package for Outlook Express and this somehow screwed up win98se so that I now have to run those three old programs in dos mode in order for them to display the contents of the folders which contain their respective data files. I can live with that although it is an annoyance to have to do this. My big problem is that the mapping program needs a mouse to really work effectively and the mouse is dead when running these programs in dos mode. So I have two questions:
(1) Is there any way to tweak Win98se to allow these programs to run right in Windows mode? Or, failing that
(2) Is there someway to get the mouse to work when the mapping program enters the dos mode?