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DOS Program

 
 
cjty
 
Reply Fri 30 Apr, 2010 08:43 am
My Dad created a program that runs on the old DOS format. However we can't get it to run on anything newer then windows 98. I need it to run in a newer version of windows so we can upgrade or computer system? Do anyone know how to do this or if it's even possible.
Thanks
Nancy
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engineer
 
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Reply Fri 30 Apr, 2010 09:00 am
@cjty,
I have simple .bat files in run in Windows XP so I know the functionality is still there. My guess is that some of your Dad's code is no longer supported. I would run each line in a command window to see which ones bomb.

Under the <START> menu, select <Run...>
Type in CMD and Enter. This should bring up a window that looks very familiar to your DOS loving Dad.
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Fri 30 Apr, 2010 09:31 am
@cjty,
Check out the info in this article to see if it is any help to you.

This article describes how to troubleshoot MS-DOS-based programs in Windows.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314106

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Thomas
 
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Reply Fri 30 Apr, 2010 09:33 am
@cjty,
What, specifically do you mean by "we can't get it to run"? What happens when you try to run it? Any error messages?
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Fri 30 Apr, 2010 09:37 am
before my brother died, he did all his programming in Octal, I can't make heads or tales of any of it. Do I need to learn Boolean?
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Fri 30 Apr, 2010 09:59 am
@dyslexia,
It could be worse...they could be written in Pick!

I had to learn that in order to maintain the legacy proprietary accounting programs at the title company I worked for. Hardly anyone knows it or uses it anymore.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pick_operating_system
Thomas
 
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Reply Fri 30 Apr, 2010 10:18 am
@Butrflynet,
An operating system to run accounting programs, and it's named Pick? Figures.
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Fri 30 Apr, 2010 10:29 am
@Thomas,
It is similar to Unix... The guy who created it was Dick Pick... we had many a good joke on that one too... Wink We sometimes called it the Dick System and it was all Dicked up...
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dadpad
 
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Reply Sat 1 May, 2010 08:19 pm
Try this program
WWW.dosbox.com
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