Can I get my DOS programs to run on 64 bit Windows 7?

by on February 17, 2010

Q: I have DBaseIV dos programs that I have been running in Windows XP and in Windows vista both 32 bit laptops. I just got a HP Pavillon with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit and it won’t run my dos programs. Is there a answer to getting my DBaseIV dos programs to run on Windows 7 home premium 64 bit laptop?


One Response to “Can I get my DOS programs to run on 64 bit Windows 7?”
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    Support for old DOS software has been pretty much killed in Windows 7 both 32 and 64 bit. Your best bet is probably to try DOSBox, which will emulate a DOS environment for you: http://www.dosbox.com

    I’ve read on-line of some people have success with this for old DOS software like DBASE on Windows 7, just grab the free windows installer version of DosBox http://www.dosbox.com/download.php?main=1