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 ? 

 

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Last updated December 2, 2018 Views 126,869 Applies to:
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Hi CyrusNima,

Welcome to Windows 7 Community Forums

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:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0ee2a17f-8538-4619-8d1c-05d27e11adb2&displaylang=en

 

Hope the above information is useful.

Thanks and Regards

Somashekar-Microsoft Support

 

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