DOS or Disk Operating System is the name of an early type of operating system. It usually refers to a version sold by Microsoft. DOS also refers to the 'command line' of a Windows machine.

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Access USB stick from freedos?

In relation with this question, I am trying to get some files onto the hard disk of a freedos-only computer without a CD/DVD reader. Networking seems not to be easy under freedos, so I turned to USB ...
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“pure-network” install of linux from FreeDOS

I would like to make an install of (Debian) Linux on a laptop I have just received, currently operating freedos. Following the ideas on ...
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Need to connect a Parallel Key to a USB Port and see it in DOS [duplicate]

I have a laptop that I can boot up in DOS. I need to run a DOS Program and requires a Parallel Port Key. I need a way for the program to think that one of the USB Ports is a Parallel Port and then ...
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Use a Dos DOOR with dosemu on a headless server

I'm trying to setup a BBS with DOS DOOR games using doesemu on fedora20. So far: -the bbs is running just fine -the dos doors run fine -the bbs is able to open a dos door with dosemu (if the ...
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SOAP-request realization in DOS 6.22 16-bit

I have a task to develop some application providing SOAP-requests realization for DOS. I have already developed a similar application under Linux, using C++/STL and curl and openssl libraries. Is ...
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Is VIM adding the Windows newlines?

Notice the line endings from git diff: - IP_ADDR: 'http://1.2.3.4:143' + IP_ADDR: 'http://2.4.6.8:143'^M I edited this file by putting the cursor on 1 then pressing ct: and then entering the ...
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If DOS is single-tasking, how was multitasking possible in old version of Windows?

I read that DOS is a single-tasking OS. But if old versions of Windows (also including Windows 95?) were just wrappers of DOS, how could Windows run as a multitasking OS?
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Why my computer restarts when i run DOS in VMWare? [closed]

I am installed VMWare Workstation 9 in my laptop(MSI S30: with 4GB RAM) I copied a VM with MS DOS 7 operation system from another system's VMWare(with same version) to my laptop. then When I run that ...
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Synchronize clock between DOS and Windows 7

I have problem with getting time to synchronize between a PC MS-DOS 6.22 and Microsoft Network Client 3.0 and a Windows 7 Ultimate box. This previously worked between the DOS PC and an XP machine. I ...
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Use array to create string in DOS

This is a slightly different question from Populating Array in DOS Batch Script I'm trying to compile a JavaScript application using Google Closure Compiler. The list of JavaScript files has grown to ...
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Search for a directory and delete it

I want to search the c: drive for the existence of directory called XYZ. Then I want to delete it and all of it's contents. There will be multiple directories named XYZ at different levels in the ...
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DOS .bat script not passing on arguments

We have a problem on one PC, which seems not to be honouring arguments in .bat scripts, i.e. not passing them on to invoked python scripts. It works fine on 10 or so other very similar machines. We ...
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How can I boot to DOS with a UEFI BIOS? (re: updating BIOS)

I have a Supermicro X9SCM-F motherboard and I'd like to upgrade the BIOS because I'm having trouble installing Windows 8.1 (and apparently I'm on a very old BIOS). However, I can't seem to boot to ...