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#1 yagami

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 11:46 AM

Why should someone with a computer running under Windows 95 need to know how to give DOS commands?

Pleas help me. :question:

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 01:04 PM

Hello and welcome to the forum!

I can answer that in two words: its easier.

I was a tech for a major computer company during the 95 rollout and was the dedicated Windows 95 resource on our team for several years.

Its much easier to take someone to the good ol' command line than try to explain to someone how to drag & drop something (which they will invariably get wrong).

Even today, several versions of Windows later, when I tell someone to copy and paste something the typical response is HUH? People dont know how to do it.

The DOS command line was easy once you mastered the syntax.

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 02:20 PM

Plus with 95/98 you can still run in true DOS to still run older DOS apps, you can't do that with any of the newer versions. I don't mean Command Prompt DOS either. :wink:

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 05:14 AM

I am not sure about Command Prompt either Keithuk, but certain DOS Commands still need to be used in a "Repair Windows XP Situation" M$oft just haven't been to totally elimuate DOS, yet? I am not familier with Vista or Windows7, but I suspect that DOS Commands will still be in those systems?

Good example is to click on RUN, under any system and type in "msconfig" without the aprophies? You will automatically go to your Start up Proceedure on most Window's Systems, to work on what you like there, unless it is a locked System.

There are heaps of books out there on DOS Commands, cheap as all heck, second hand. Well worth anyone having one in a bookcase when needed. You just never know?


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Edited by Drovers Dog, 30 January 2011 - 05:24 AM.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 09:08 AM

The Command Prompt will run any DOS commands that are supported by that OS but its not true DOS. Yes Vista runs them as well. :wink:

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 01:31 PM

and a good list,and uses of commands on this site .
http://www.computerhope.com/msdos.htm

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 01:46 PM

I bookmarked that one, thanks.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 04:10 PM

your welcome

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 10:06 PM

The dos prompt in Win 9x is extremely powerful, it is the platform that windows was built on. Win 95 is built upon Dos 7 and it a graphical shell, every icon you click is just a graphical representation of a dos prompt command. It's a good way to learn how Windows ticks. Read up on it and play with it. I was a DOS user for many years.

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 10:12 PM

nevermind LOL

Edited by BillyBob68, 14 February 2011 - 10:14 PM.


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Posted 14 February 2011 - 11:52 PM

nevermind

Probably best seeing what you've posted about Windows is not particularly accurate. The DOS prompt can however be a powerful tool, you are correct about that.

Edited by Platypus, 14 February 2011 - 11:55 PM.

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