MS-DOS was the most popular operating system for desktop PCs until the mid-1990s. Do not use this tag for questions about Windows command line programs or scripts.

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Install a CD-ROM driver on MS-DOS

I have an old MS-DOS computer that I am experimenting with. The computer has an AMD 80386 processor, 1664 KB of RAM, a 50 MB hard drive, and two floppy disk drives: one 3 1/2 inch, the other 5 1/4 ...
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DOS Copy command to multiple folders

I want to copy a file from one folder to another folder which has many sub-folders. Using MS-DOS command, how can I copy this file to all sub-folders. Can any one please help me on this? Eg. I have a ...
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Installing FreeDOS from Linux

I need to install [minimal] FreeDOS in a machine already running Linux, without a CD drive. I already have another FAT32 target partition. I've already runned "sys-freedos-linux" but it just ...
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Convert Amiga Oktalyzer format to MIDI

I have some very old audio files from an old DOS game, which are in oktalyzer (.okt) format. I don't know much about the octalyzer format so I'm not sure what these are based on, though, when played ...
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Custom MS-DOS / FreeDOS

Goal : Build a custom DOS to boot into. To automate tasks like formating a drive, or doing recovery. I've been using Grub4DOS to boot into these images. So far I've looking into taking a windows ...
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DOS unformat memory issues

When I try to format an MSDOS 6.22 FAT16 partition (for restoration reasons, even with 3 AV installed, I get LOTS of virii), it goes about its business until UNFORMAT data is created. It says: ...
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How can I share MS-DOS application between two computers?

With remote desktop applications like Teamviewer, logmein, vnc, etc... I can share my desktop and specific applications / windows to the other PC that I have, but my problem is that I have an old ...
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How to Installthe newly released MS DOS OS on a Virtual Machine

Since Microsoft have released the source of 2 old versions of MSDOS for free, I downloaded the ZIP, converted the contents of the v20object folder to an ISO, created a new virtual machine with ...
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How can I improve the rendering performance of this old DOS application?

I have very old DOS Application (CadSoft Eagle - PCB Designer) and I want to work with it on my workstation with Windows 7. Then I install Windows 98 and that software into VmWare Player. But that ...
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Can i use DOS 6.22 as guest OS in Visual Studio VMWare Live Debugging mode.?

I am using Windows 7 32 bit OS as host OS, using Visual studio 2010 for C++ code development purpose and installed DOS 6.22 under VMWare 10. now i want to use DOS 6.22 (Guest OS) for Live Debugging ...
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How to Mount Guest DOS OS with HOST OS.?

I am newbie to VM concept. actually i have installed DOS6.22 under virtualbox and using 32bit windows 7 OS as HOST Operating System, now i want to copy some folders/files from HOST OS to DOS6.22 Guest ...
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DosBox - special letters and Caps Lock

There's one problem I have with all major builds of Dosbox (Daum and Megabuild). With Caps lock enabled, I get capital letters from English alphabet, but in order to write capitals in German, French, ...
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How is DOS able to resume after running a real-mode flat memory model program?

Let's go back to the 70s and 80s. With a real-mode flat memory model, a program has full control of 64K of memory. This means that, after DOS launches it, the program can overwrite memory that DOS ...
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Scaling up an old dos game to fit my screen? win7

It is Oregon Trail 1.2 downloaded from myabandonware.com. The game works fine but the 4.3 aspect ratio of it makes for a tiny game window. It works straight out of the box on win7, so no dosbox needed....
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Adding a modification to an EXE in DOS(box)?

I am trying to make an EXE addition work in Dosbox, and with that I mean the following; I used to run an old game in XP, it worked (mostly) but now in Win 8 it doesnt anymore. So I fired up Dosbox ...
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Forwarding host OS USB drives to guest as hard drive in Oracle VirtualBox

I have DOS 6.22 running in Oracle VirtualBox. Now to the question; is it possible to forward USB drives on the host OS to the guest OS (DOS) as a hard drive? So instead of using a disk image, you ...
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How to run program in background and cater for scenario where window is closed?

To run program in background I use : START /B my.exe But when I close the command line the process ceases to run. How can run program in background from command line and continue to run if command ...
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Network printing in FreeDOS (VirtualBox) to a Shared Windows Printer?

I have a scenario with a printer on a Windows 8 machine that needs to be shared to a FreeDOS instance that is running on same said machine via VirtualBox. Initially I'd hoped that there was a printer ...
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Files accessibles on MS-DOS, absent on Windows explorer, how to get them?

I have USB Drive that contains interesting files. When I acces it using Windows Explorer, I get only a bunch of *.tmp files. But when I acces it using MS-DOS, I can get to my precious directory F:\...
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How can I paste the copied file in working directory using cmd?

I want to paste a copied file to current working directory using cmd. like cmd> paste filename not like cmd> copy source destination Can this be done?
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Batch file XCOPY cannot find existing directory

I'm writing a small batch file to copy my C# project to another drive. I'm using XCOPY to copy an entire folder (We have some XP machines still, so robocopy isn't an option). However, when I run the ...
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Check if an user has given as an input 1 or more then 1 in an batch file

I am having an question with an Batch file Is it possible to let an user choose how many files it will enter? For example set /p count=Enter the number of files you are willing to set: IF %count% ==...
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Why do I get an internal stack overflow error when minimizing and restoring an MS-DOS virtual machine window?

I am using Windows Virtual PC on a Windows 7 machine. I have created an MS-DOS 6.22 virtual machine with 16 MB RAM and a 2 GB hard disk. Whenever I minimize or otherwise deactivate the window, and ...
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How to create a windows cmd script to rename files

I have a bunch of files named YYYYDDMM_prep888 and I want to rename them to YYYYMMDD_prep888, just exchanging DD for MM. I'd appreciate some help. Thanks.
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Move command from bat file opens another window

I have a .bat file that moves a file; however, it is also opening the file in a new window, which I don't want it to do. Is there a way to avoid opening a new window or at least an option to close the ...
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how to print DOS output to virtual port printer?

I write the text file into DOS using TYPE [filename.txt] and now i want to print the output of TYPE DOS command into dot matrix printer which connected in USB port(virtual Port)
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Find the character in line?

I am trying to find the some character in file using find or findstr, for example file contents like: "/test/abctest/abci.txt = c:\abctest\tst\work\workt.txt;abc_test1" "/test/abctest/abci.txt = ...
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Computer crashed, how to copy my whole drive?

I got a BSOD on my Windows7 laptop. No options to boot in safe mode and a newbie. How do I copy my whole drive to an external hdd in MSDOS I have attempted xcopy D:\*.* G:\ /s. thinking that this ...
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Concerning terminal pagers

more < doc.txt I understand that the above command will display the contents of the doc.txt file until it fills up the screen. I can, then, go down one line at a time with the arrow keys or keep ...
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DOS command-line query returns too many results

Can anyone tell me why dir *.asp returns all .asp files but also all .aspx files? It seems dir ignores extensions longer than three. This is really bugging.
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Larger MS-DOS Img file?

I am making an operating system based on ms-dos and using a program called win image to edit an ms-dos .img file, the program only lets me inject at total size of 2.88mb worth of files and i would ...
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How can I make a batch file wait a specified time between one command and the next in DOS 5.00?

How can I make my batch file pause before executing the next command? I found a few solutions, but none of them seem to work in DOS 5.00. Thanks in advance for any help. (By the way, I am using iDOS/...
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Boot DOS in High Memory

I have burned a bootable disk which contains MS-DOS with the RAM drive, himem.sys. Even though, I still cannot boot it on computer with 4GB memory or more. After that, I burned a Windows 98 Live CD, ...
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Transfer variable to virtual machine with VirtualBox

I intend to run a number of identical machines in VirtualBox (potentially a quite large amount). To simplify maintenance I want them to use the same boot disk and mount the same network share. The ...
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Convert volume paths to MS-DOS drive names

I've registered for a callback which returns path to a file in this format: \device\harddiskvolume2\windows\system32\... How can I convert it to a more readable and informative format like: c:\...
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How do I install MS-DOS6.22.exe in a Virtual Machine

I downloaded a version of MS-DOS 6.22 from Microsoft's DreamSpark website to run inside a virtual machine but found that the file is a EXE and not format the VM will except. I tried to format it into ...
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Printing over USB in FreeDOS 1.1

I was hired by a small business to upgrade their computer system and have run into a very complex issue that no one else on the internet has battled quite like I have. I'm at my wits end. If any of ...
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Format error on Flash Drive on Windows 8.1

Firstly I ran command prompt as an Administrator. when I am trying to format Kingston 32 GB pen drive (Flash drive) and it's getting following error. Please advise. Error DiskPart has encountered ...
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MS-DOS show a list of excecuted commands

I'm trying to see a list of commands which are executed in windows once I run a specific function within an application. So for example, if I was to use Ms Word to save a file, I would like to see a ...
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How to run DOS commands in background with Aptech Gauss

I am using some old scripts written in the Gauss statistic language (by Aptech). I launch a bunch of dos commands (as copy, start etc) from this Gauss scripts. The problem is that I have never been ...
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Windows directory data from backed up PC is showing as a regular file

I have a backup of data that was copied from an old PC circa-2001/2002 (probably Windows 2000 or even Windows 98). I don't recall the details but I believe this data may have been xcopy'd from an ...
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How to check if a flash drive has been unplugged?

I'm booting FreeDOS (C:\) and then use ISOLINUX to load some stuff into the RAM (A:\). DOS is then being booted and has access to the memory drive. AUTOEXEC.BAT then switches to the memory drive and ...
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What is this application build in

I got one exe ( TAS ) and many other files with .RUN, .K, .M Extensions what are those extensions. Is this application build using Foxpro ( which i dont think so ), VC++, C++ or Any dos based ...
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Windows Script Host

My batch file runs on my PC, but when I run it on the server, it calls the Windows Script Host (WSH) which seems to hang the process. There are no settings for the WSH. when I kill the WSH my batch ...
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Need PowerShell or BAT to delete PST if over certain size for GPO

I'm trying to delete "Internet Calendar Subscriptions.pst" from %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Outlook using a BAT file. I can do this fine. But how do I delete only if it is over a certain size? When end ...
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Insufficient rights to copy via Windows Explorer but can copy via DOS

My work laptop was just upgraded from XP to Windows 7. While I used t be the Admin of my old machine, I only have "Elevated Rights" on the Win 7 one. as a result, I canot use Windows Explorer to copy ...
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Batch file to read a text file with folder and file names and write to another file the ones that do not exist

I have a file of approx 30,000 folder/file names that I need to confirm if each one exists. If a file does not exist, I want to write the full path and file name to an "error.txt" file. Can anyone ...
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NTFS4DOS without logo?

I want to create NTFS bootable image. I use NTFS4DOS for read/write access to NTFS partitions. I use it because it loads fast, in just a few seconds. Every time I load from it, the NTFS4DOS logo ...
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Windows 98 SE install screen on Virtualbox is a mess, how to fix?

I'm trying to install Windows 98 SE on Virtualbox, but the screen is messed up: Any idea how to fix this? Or perhaps could there somewhere be a complete guide, which displays every each screen one ...
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Extract part of command output to use in another command

Using Windows command prompt, I want to unlock and delete several files in a single command if possible. So far I have managed to come up with: net file | findstr /R [0-9]*lock This results in: ...