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Run DosBox on Win 7 64 bit and 16 bit program

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July 17, 2010 6:13:22 PM

Hello,

I want to run an old Dos program, I believe 16 bit, on win 7 64 bit and possibly Win 7 32 bit. The program is dBase based

database program for photographers. I currently use Win XP Pro SP2 and SP3 with no problems. I current run it on a network

where all the files reside on one computer (named - Office) and the other 4 workstations I have on the network, read and

write data to the folder/hard drive. I access the "Office" computer from each of my workstations by running a batch file from

my desktop. That opens the program "Studio Access" on each workstation and like I said - each workstation reads and writes

data to the "Office" computer. No data resides on the workstations - only the batch file. The batch file looks to the exe file on

the "Office" computer to start the "Studio Access" program on each workstation. Here is the batch file



@ECHO OFF
NET USE LPT1: \\WOFFICE\HP_LJ1200 > NUL
NET USE LPT2: \\WOFFICE\OFFICE_PIN > NUL
NET USE O: \\WOFFICE\C_DRIVE > NUL
O:
CD\STUDIO
SA NO dellxps
c:
NET USE LPT2: /D > NUL
NET USE LPT1: /D > NUL
NET USE O: /D /YES > NUL



Will DosBox or any other program help me run "Studio Access" on Win 7 - preferrably 64 bit or at least 32 bit. I hope I've

explained my problem well since I'm not too knowledgable on operating systems and networking. Someone else set this up.

Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.


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July 22, 2010 12:50:12 AM

Dosbox should run it ok, ive used dosbox on win7-64, but obviously not studio access. another option would be to run a Virtual session of WinXP on your win7 pc.
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July 22, 2010 11:35:58 PM

Thanks for your input. If I should try a Virtual session of WinXP in Win 7 64 bit, how

would I go about that? If I can't do, maybe the guy who setup my system can do it

with your instructions. Thanks in advance.
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July 24, 2010 4:49:40 PM

Will the Win XP mode work in Win 7 Home as well as Win 7 Pro? Also will VirtualBox

or VMware Player work with Win 7 Home as well as Win 7 Pro? I have a new

workstation that came with Win 7 Home and I'd like it to work with Studio Access.

Thanks in advance for any and all help.
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July 27, 2010 3:42:55 PM

Virtual Box & VMware plyare are third party programs that will work no problem with Win 7 Home.
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