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Running 16 bit dos app in Windows 2000

Posted on 2004-09-02
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I have a 16 bit dos app that has to run under true dos.

Runs fine in 95,98,or me. Is there a way to enable true dos in Windows 2000?

Is there a emulation app out there that would allow this app. to run under Windows 2000 dos?

Any other options?

Thanks is advance.
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Question by:rbitstream
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by:sirbounty
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Check out the Autoexec.nt and Config.nt files located under
Start->Run->%systemroot%\system32
These set up your command environment and may be tweaked to get the settings that are needed...
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Scott_Willcocks earned 50 total points
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as henry rollins says but could also try setting you 2000 into compatability mode and running the application as 95 or 98 if you are sure these OS work with this app

goto start
run
and type
regsvr32 %systemroot%\apppatch\slayerui.dll

now if you right mouse click the application you should be able to select compatability  as an option
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by:sirbounty
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LOL...and so it starts...
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by:rbitstream
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Thanks for the comments .

I tried the option that Scott_Willcocks suggested, but I did not see an option for compatibilty mode.

I believe the best bet would be to tweak the autoexec and config files. Do either of you have any suggestions on this.

The application is actually an old rpg database, so not a single app.

Thanks
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by:rbitstream
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Scott_Willcocks,

  I did get your suggestion to work as expected.

Thanks again....
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by:Scott_Willcocks
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glad to help
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