Hello everbody. I am working on a project (which you wil find out about in a few months) and I need to know how to boot a windows PC int MSDOS or DOS. I need to be able to run windows programs whil in dos. EXE programs, not self contained. Can someone please help me?

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110100101108 years ago
F8 safe mode with command prompt if you have compatibility issues with your msdos executables use dosbox or dosemu
Chrizlax8 years ago
If you just want to create your own "bare minimum" version of windows, containing just the windows API, then nlite allows you make your own stripped down windows install disc, using a simple GUI wizard.
fxsapa8 years ago
So what you mean is: you don't want anything of the Windows GUI in your way. e.g. Sidebar, Taskbar, Start Menu, Icons, Popups... Right ? So, why not use a full-screen application? Everything would be hidden, and then you can do whatever. I don't know what you are using, but there must be a way to do that, google it !
gimmelotsarobots (author)  fxsapa8 years ago
No GUI, just running capability, as if it weren't there.
No, no, no. DOS is an OS in its own right, albeit a primitive one. He wants the guts of DOS, not the looks.
NachoMahma8 years ago
. Boot from floppy. You can find various flavors of MS-DOS on the Web.
floppies? your old but yeah when you start up, you can press something like delete or one of the function buttons to open up that one screen and change the start up order *key phrases may or may not be included*
gimmelotsarobots (author)  Chicken22098 years ago
I don't want to boot from a disk, I want to just boot into DOS. I thought that was built in. Do you have to have a disk to boot into DOS?
Well, maybe you could dual boot. Or just wipe Vista and install DOS. It'd be an improvement. :D
. Windows XP is not built upon DOS, but instead uses the Windows NT kernel. If you're running Win 95, 98, or Me, you can boot to DOS, but not with XP or Vista. . There is a DOS mode that you can access (via F8 or F12, IIRC) but it's not the same as DOS.
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