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MS DOS for WINDOWS

Hello, We currently have some CD's that contain some really old archived files that only run on MS DOS is there a way to install MS DOS on a windows XP or Win7 machine? perhaps a third party that provides the full OS that can be installed on XP?
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athomsfereCommented:
You could use a VM, Virtualbox and VMPlayer are two that you should be able o install MS DOS on.
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
If you need real DOS look at DOSBox as an emulator in Windows or install DOS in a virtual environment such as Virtual PC.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I have DOS 6.3 running as a VM in VMware 7.1.x and it runs fine. There are two issues:

1. You need the old LAN drivers in order to network it to the outside world. My DOS machine will network with an XP host but not a Windows 7 64-bit host (at least not so far as I have been able to get working).

2. On a modern machine, if it has a DVD, the DOS CD-ROM drivers will not work with it.

My need to talk to DOS is purely experimental at this point, so I move data with a USB floppy drive.

... Thinkpads_User
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Spirit_USAuthor Commented:
DosBox was a quick solution.
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