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Author Topic: totally removing windows and installing DOS  (Read 1470 times)
WA9SVD
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« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2009, 03:51:23 PM »

Surprised nobody asked about the size of the hard drive or commented:  DOS 6.22 won't recognize a partition greater than 2 GB.  You'd have to first use FDISK (from a DOS boot floppy) to create partitions 2 GB or smaller. Then format the individual partitions, and run "SETUP" from the DOS 6.22 install floppy.
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KE4DRN
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« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2009, 04:08:42 PM »

hi,


Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 will run MS Dox no problem.
easy way to run older o/s to get the job done or
just play with some older o/s.

http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/products/winfamily/virtualpc/default.mspx

73 james
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« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2009, 06:30:57 AM »

But Virtual PC2004 doesn't eliminate the MS-DOS 2 GB limitation, does it?  You would still need a 2 GB or less partition for DOS to operate.  (And DOS won't recognize  files on partitions larger than 2 GB.)
 
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KE4DRN
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« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2009, 02:04:19 PM »

hi larry,

virtual pc creates a virtual disk,
so you can install dos no problem
on your existing windows o/s without any
partitions or reformatting necessary.

you are correct about the 2gb limitation,
but dos was not written for larger drives.
you can even have multiple dos or win o/s running.

73 james
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