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Running DOS on Windows 7X64

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#1 vev46


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Posted 13 January 2017 - 12:22 AM

I have a great little DOS drawing program called Freelance+ which I was able to run all the way through XP Home.  Is there any way to enable my Windows 7X64 to run this, it would be a big deal for me.



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#2 MoxieMomma


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Posted 13 January 2017 - 12:41 AM



On 64-bit Win7?

I do not think so, unless perhaps you try this (offered "as is"):


(Solved) - Running old DOS program on 64 bit Windows 7


Otherwise, an XP VM may be your best bet.

Have you tried the Compatibility Troubleshooter?


Others will likely have additional advice...



#3 opera


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Posted 13 January 2017 - 01:35 AM

A bit more 'similar' info here



#4 bjc836


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Posted 15 January 2017 - 01:44 PM

Windows 7 Pro has a VM available.  It is free and runs most everything from the XP and 95 era.  Should you have a different version of W-7, you may need to run a non-Microsoft VM, which can be had for free as well.  On the other side of things, check the various Freeware and Shareware site for a comparable program.

I run a VM because the installers for early programs are not compatible along with the fact that some are 16/32 bit software.

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