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Making a Windows Machine a Dos Machine


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#1 derosia99

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 01:23 PM

I have two Computers. One has Windows XP and is quite new. The other is a few years old and has windows 98. I would like to make the old one a Dos machine. How do delete windows and just run DOS? I know a little bit about computers. I like using DOS and have a ton of old DOS games that I would like to run on this old Computer. But I dont want windows on it at all if I can help it. Thank you.

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 08:02 PM

Pretty simple - you need the DOS installation disks. (Floppies) Format the C: drive and install from the DOS disks. Although Windows 95 and Windows 98 are based in DOS, they do not include it as a separate operating system. So, if you still have your old DOS disks, you're ready to go. But you'll need to format as FAT 16, I believe. I doubt DOS will work in FAT 32, though I couldn't say for sure. You'll also be limited to 2 gig partitions.




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