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How do I access Microsoft Dos on Vista home premium? Answered

I see all these instructables on DOS, (disk operating system) but I don't know how to open it. How?

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lemonie
lemonie

Best Answer 11 years ago

MS DOS (like RelaxedSoup says) is effectively dead. But Microsoft still support old MS DOS commands through the command-prompt. Going back to the 80's might have some uses, but there's not a lot that's really worth while in the batch-file instructables.

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seandogue
seandogue

Answer 11 years ago

Gasp..say it ain't so! What about my twenty five year old copy of Rogue? Or Dr Halo? I so love dr halo. (even though it'll only run on my old 486 dx100...

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lemonie
lemonie

Answer 11 years ago

Or Doom? L

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

11 years ago

Ok, open up windows explorer, press alt, go to tools>folder options>view, and click on "Show hidden files and folders" button.

Once that is done, click on the C drive in "My computer", go to "Windows", find the "System32" folder, and Delete it.  Then cancel your internet account.

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dla888
dla888

11 years ago

Try freedos in a Virtual machine. www.freedos.org

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

11 years ago

What you are referring to is command prompt, just open the start menu, type "cmd" without quotes, hit enter.

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RelaxedSoup
RelaxedSoup

11 years ago

Ever since Windows 98, all Windows OS's have used the NT kernel instead of DOS, so you'll either have to make due with Command Prompt, or use DOSBox.

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Joe Martin
Joe Martin

11 years ago

Windows key + R then type CMD and hit enter. Well that's the closest you'll get to ms dos, If not try dosbox as mentioned by BlackCloud.

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BlackCloud
BlackCloud

11 years ago

Which instructables are you referring to? i'm not sure but they might have removed dos from the vista OSes. DOSBox is free and is truly a DOS operating system, and you can use it to run DOS applications and games. You can get it from http://www.dosbox.com/