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#1 jacktheripper

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 05:26 PM

:angry: I, only last night, discovered and started fiddling with DOSBox V1.1.0 (which is freeware).
Firstly I struggled to change the Z:/ prompt to a C:/ prompt.
Now that I have successfully accomlished this, I am faced with another major setback and to make the situation even worse, this issue isn't addressed in the help menu.

My dilemma is DOSBox gives a message reading, "this operation is not permitted in secure mode"

As previously mentioned the help menu doesn't mention how to disable secure mode. Would anyone know how and where to turn this feature on/off?
I am using Windows 7 Premium. :angry:

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#2 petewills

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 11:40 PM

Can't comment on the version you mentioned and if no-one here can answer your question, you may find the following useful.

I too have just resurrected all my old Dos games with the aid of Dosbox, but with version .74. (I have XP Home).

If you want to try version .74 instead (which is supposed to work with Win 7), here's a link:

http://www.dosbox.com/download.php?main=1

DOSBox v0.74 Manual

http://www.dosbox.com/DOSBoxManual.html


At the Z:\> prompt, just type C: and press enter, which gives you C:\>
Then use the CD (change directory) command as appropriate.

Edited by petewills , 26 June 2011 - 11:43 PM.


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Posted 27 June 2011 - 01:48 PM

D-Fend Reloaded is a graphical environment for DOSBox, incorporating DosBox.74.
You may prefer a GUI.

http://dfendreloaded.sourceforge.net/

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 01:40 PM

Jack,

I don't know anything about DOSBox, but if it's anything like the command prompt in Vista / Win7, you may need to run it elevated. When opening the program, right click on the program name and choose "Run as Administrator". The UAC screen will come up and ask if you want to continue. Do so. The program will now load as usual, but you will have higher privileges.

That may have nothing to do with what you are trying to do... But that would be the first thing I would try.
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