Microfocus cobol app in windows 7

Posted on 2009-12-27
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
I am running an accounting app that requires a config.nt file and ansi.sys. When I try to run the app in windows 7 professional, i am getting a message stating that the 'command'. file can't be
found.  The compability mode option is greyed out even running as administrator. How can I circumvent these issues.  I am not familiar with tamedos or dosbox.  The app will run under Vista.  Top priorty on this one guys!!!
Question by:jodower
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    Expert Comment

    This might help:

    1. Start > Run... > REGEDIT
    2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers
    3. Create a new String Value
    4. Rename the String Value with the full path to the program e.g. " C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe "
    5. Right click and modify the new String Value
    6. Type 'RUNASADMIN' and click OK

    Close Regedit and try now.
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    Accepted Solution

    DOS environment is not supported in W7.
    However you can try and use dosbox:
    There are nice tutorials on the web and also
    videos (youtube) regarding the usage of dosbox.

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