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Anonymous
February 15, 2005 1:51:31 PM

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Windows Me disk, contains Qbasic
in a file Tools/oldmsdos.
Is it possible to extract this file,
and run it in Windows XP?
Or.
Is there any other 'simple' Basic
program that will run in XP?
Regards.

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Anonymous
February 15, 2005 1:51:32 PM

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To run QBASIC, you need to get to DOS. Windows XP is not
based on the old DOS platform, therefore it will not work.

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"Longfellow" wrote:

| Windows Me disk, contains Qbasic
| in a file Tools/oldmsdos.
| Is it possible to extract this file,
| and run it in Windows XP?
| Or.
| Is there any other 'simple' Basic
| program that will run in XP?
| Regards.
Anonymous
February 16, 2005 6:04:03 PM

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Carey Frisch [MVP] wrote:

>To run QBASIC, you need to get to DOS. Windows XP is not
>based on the old DOS platform, therefore it will not work.

QBasic will for most purposes run in XP in the DOS emulation


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Anonymous
February 17, 2005 6:34:37 AM

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Yes.

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"Longfellow" <longfellow@ntlworld.com> wrote in message news:TukQd.215$dv2.42@newsfe5-win.ntli.net...
> Windows Me disk, contains Qbasic
> in a file Tools/oldmsdos.
> Is it possible to extract this file,
> and run it in Windows XP?
> Or.
> Is there any other 'simple' Basic
> program that will run in XP?
> Regards.
>
>
Anonymous
February 22, 2005 10:25:39 PM

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Took advice from ...
Daily Telegraph 22 Feb.
qbasic.exe and qbasic.hlp
Copied from Windows Me
Tool/oldmsdos into my XP
'My Download Files'.
It runs with any of my seven
basic programs correctly.
Just one small query.
It opens in a very small 'pane'
eventually 'it' sets my graphic
card to full screen.
Can anyone advise how to get
this full screen from the start.
Regards

"Longfellow" <longfellow@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
news:TukQd.215$dv2.42@newsfe5-win.ntli.net...
> Windows Me disk, contains Qbasic
> in a file Tools/oldmsdos.
> Is it possible to extract this file,
> and run it in Windows XP?
> Or.
> Is there any other 'simple' Basic
> program that will run in XP?
> Regards.
>
>
February 27, 2005 2:18:20 AM

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In this thread for the first time I read that it is possible to run Qbasic
in Win XP. I would like to run Qbasic in my XP. I had tried to run Qbasic in
My XP without success. Will somebody guide me How to install and run Qbasic
in my XP.
TIA.


"Longfellow" <longfellow@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
news:TGLSd.100$AY3.61@newsfe3-win.ntli.net...
> Took advice from ...
> Daily Telegraph 22 Feb.
> qbasic.exe and qbasic.hlp
> Copied from Windows Me
> Tool/oldmsdos into my XP
> 'My Download Files'.
> It runs with any of my seven
> basic programs correctly.
> Just one small query.
> It opens in a very small 'pane'
> eventually 'it' sets my graphic
> card to full screen.
> Can anyone advise how to get
> this full screen from the start.
> Regards
>
> "Longfellow" <longfellow@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
> news:TukQd.215$dv2.42@newsfe5-win.ntli.net...
> > Windows Me disk, contains Qbasic
> > in a file Tools/oldmsdos.
> > Is it possible to extract this file,
> > and run it in Windows XP?
> > Or.
> > Is there any other 'simple' Basic
> > program that will run in XP?
> > Regards.
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
February 27, 2005 2:18:21 AM

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Hi.
As indicated in this thread. Qbasic can be installed from Windows 95/98/Me
disks.
It is not included in the Windows XP disks.
If you do not have one of these, you need to go to
www.qbasic.com/
Here you will find a Newbie section to help you. There are tutorials, the
program
and a help file available.
If you do have one of the older windows disk, follow this route.
My Computer -> press and hold Shift, pop the older Windows disk into your
drive.
after the disk has been 'hit', release the Shift, right click the Windows
icon,
click 'Open', find the 'oldmsdos' folder, open this, drag qbasic.exe then
qbasic.hlp
into your My Documents folder.
Good Luck.
Let me know how you go on.


"newbie" <newbie16@invalid.com> wrote in message
news:%23Arg$8CHFHA.2704@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> In this thread for the first time I read that it is possible to run Qbasic
> in Win XP. I would like to run Qbasic in my XP. I had tried to run Qbasic
> in
> My XP without success. Will somebody guide me How to install and run
> Qbasic
> in my XP.
> TIA.
>
>
> "Longfellow" <longfellow@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
> news:TGLSd.100$AY3.61@newsfe3-win.ntli.net...
>> Took advice from ...
>> Daily Telegraph 22 Feb.
>> qbasic.exe and qbasic.hlp
>> Copied from Windows Me
>> Tool/oldmsdos into my XP
>> 'My Download Files'.
>> It runs with any of my seven
>> basic programs correctly.
>> Just one small query.
>> It opens in a very small 'pane'
>> eventually 'it' sets my graphic
>> card to full screen.
>> Can anyone advise how to get
>> this full screen from the start.
>> Regards
>>
>> "Longfellow" <longfellow@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
>> news:TukQd.215$dv2.42@newsfe5-win.ntli.net...
>> > Windows Me disk, contains Qbasic
>> > in a file Tools/oldmsdos.
>> > Is it possible to extract this file,
>> > and run it in Windows XP?
>> > Or.
>> > Is there any other 'simple' Basic
>> > program that will run in XP?
>> > Regards.
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
August 19, 2005 3:27:26 PM

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Start program
Hit "alt" then "enter" on the keybd
Should then appear fullscreen
August 20, 2005 12:26:07 AM

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BillyK wrote:
> Start program
> Hit "alt" then "enter" on the keybd
> Should then appear fullscreen

PLEASE quote the post you are replying to. This is NOT a chat room.

Thank you.
Anonymous
September 4, 2005 12:05:49 AM

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The original question would have been
<<How to enlarge the QBasic Start up pane to full screen>>
And 'alt plus enter' works a treat.
Have you any idea how to obtain a print-out of the result
of running a QBasic program.
PrtScn would send to clipboard for Windows Me and 98
but this does not work for windows XP.
Am willing to try any suggestions.

"BillyK" <bill.cheryll.cox@xtra.co-dot-nz.no-spam.invalid> wrote in message
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> Start program
> Hit "alt" then "enter" on the keybd
> Should then appear fullscreen
>
!