Dos application in WinXP - Also Networking Issue B/T Win98 and WinXP

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by larsson, Jun 23, 2004.

  1. larsson

    larsson n00b

    Jun 21, 2004
    Is there any way to run a DOS program in WINXP. I have tried running with Win95 compatibility, but that doesn't seem to work. Now, I'm stuck installing Win98 on a brand new machine and it's a Compaq. :eek: They don't even have drivers for the on board stuff for 98 on the Compaq website. Basically, the customer has 3 machines, all with Win98. Their main program runs under DOS. They are getting a new computer, which is to be the server. The server originally comes with WinXP installed. Thus, since the 2 Windows 98 machines have to access the program off the WinXP server, then we run into problems with file sharing b/t Fat32 and NTFS systems. :mad: Any ideas?
  2. Direwolf20

    Direwolf20 2[H]4U

    Mar 10, 2004
    For the windows 98 -> XP sharing, Enable simple file sharing.

    Open any folder - Tools - Folder Options - View - Check "Use Simple File Sharing".

    As for running a dos App in windows XP, you should be able to just fine. You can bring up a dos window by going to Start - Run - type 'cmd' without the '' and hit enter.