Q: Running DOS Application under Windows 7 64 Bit.

If my DOS application does not require FULL SCREEN mode and ran perfectly fine in a DOS Window under XP. The application is a FoxPro for DOS.

My question is;

If I install the "XP Compatibility mode" under the 64 Bit Windows 7, can I still run those DOS applications ? 



Hi CyrusNima,

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The Dos programs will run in Windows 7 64 bit edition if the programs are compatible with 64 bit editions.

You can install each Dos application in XP compatibility mode. The steps are as below:

1. Select the DOS application by right clicking on it.

2. Select ‘Properties’.

3. Click on the ‘Compatibility’ tab

4. Place a check mark next to ‘run the program in compatibility mode for: ‘option.

5. Click on ok and that should do it.


Check the compatibility using the link below:


Hope the above information is useful.

Thanks and Regards

Somashekar-Microsoft Support


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