Slightly OT: DOS programs in Win XP

From: Joe R. <>
Date: Tue Jan 4 12:18:56 2005

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
> 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:
>"Phar Lap err 74: Can't use -REALBREAK under this version of DPMI"
>So I Google that and found a few threads like this one:
>Apparently it's just not possible to run Acad 12 in 'real' DOS in XP. I
>already knew XP's prompt is nothing close to real DOS, but I was hoping to
>a way to trick the program, or a way to emulate DOS perhaps. Anyone have a
>clever solution to this?

  What about using Partition Magic or something similar to create a DOS or
Windows 3.11 partition and running Autocad from that?

Received on Tue Jan 04 2005 - 12:18:56 GMT

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