Slightly OT: DOS programs in Win XP

From: Computer Collector Newsletter <>
Date: Tue Jan 4 00:32:12 2005

Just tried that, but it's only for XP Pro and 2000; I have XP Home Edition.

--- "Dr. Ido" <> wrote:

> At 08:58 PM 1/3/05 -0800, you wrote:
> >A while ago I asked if anyone on the list could help me get AutoCAD 12 for
> DOS.
> > Several people came through and I now have a copy. Thanks, everyone!
> >
> >As expected though, it doesn't work and play nicely with Windows XP. I was
> >hoping that just running it through a command prompt window and giving that
> >giving the Win 95 compatibility attribute to the acad.exe file would make it
> >work. It didn't and I got a strange error message:
> Have you tried Virtual PC or any of the other emulators? Most of the stuff
> that I haven't been able to run in a Windows DOS box runs okay under DOS on
> Virtual PC. The only real exception I've found is "Divide by Zero" and
> other cache related problems.

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Received on Tue Jan 04 2005 - 00:32:12 GMT

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