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  1. Thank you for this, but I already have a way of restoring DOS mode. I'm just not sure about the other steps. -When I type 'win' into autoexec.bat, I can't access Real-Mode DOS or even get the boot menu for safe mode, dos mode etc by pressing F8 or shutting down incorrectly. Is there a command or shortcut I can type for this to shut down in MS-DOS mode? -Is there any way I can add 'Restart in MS-DOS Mode' to the Shut Down menu? -Is it possible to add the 'Advanced' options under 'Program' when right clicking & clicking 'Properties' on MS-DOS .exe files? -Is it possible to add the splash screen back?
  2. Hello everyone, it's so wonderful to see a community of Windows 9x fans as I have been one for years. I am learning how to restore MS-DOS mode on Windows Me and I am planning to create a tutorial for it on my YouTube channel. Here are the instructions I have given so far: Before carrying out any steps in this process, I recommend creating a restore point Open System Restore (in Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\System Tools). Select ‘Create a restore point’, then click ‘Next’. Type a name (such as ‘Before adding MS-DOS Mode’), then click ‘Next’. Click ‘OK’ to exit System Restore. The first step is adding the ability to access Real-Mode DOS Firstly, you need to download the files that will help restore Real-Mode DOS in the form of a .zip file called ‘mfddme13.zip’ – you can download these from: https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/real_dos_mode_patch_for_me.html – extract the .zip file when necessary. If you need to download a .iso file with these files (for example, if you’re using a virtual machine to insert the file), you can download it from: In C: (open My Computer & double click on C:), create a folder called ‘mfddme13’ & move/extract these files there – there should be 4 files. Copy & paste the following 3 files into the ‘mfddme13’ folder you’ve just created: COMMAND.COM – from C:\WINDOWS IO.SYS – from C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\EBD REGENV32.EXE – from C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM Then, open MS-DOS Prompt in Start Menu\Programs\Accessories. Switch to the ‘mfddme13’ folder by typing the following command: ‘ cd c:\mfddme13’. Type the following command to make the files in this folder writable: ‘ ATTRIB -R -H -S *.* ‘. Then, exit MS-DOS Prompt. In the ‘mfddme13’ folder, open the file ‘WINMEDOS’ – an MS-DOS Prompt will come up – read it & make sure you have definitely followed all the instructions (which I have just mentioned above). When you have made sure you have followed these instructions, press any key (except Esc) to start patching. When the patch has been completed, press any key to quit the patch, then exit MS-DOS Prompt. Copy & paste the following 3 files from the ‘mfddme13’ folder to their original folders: Click ‘Yes’ to replace the files. COMMAND.COM – to C:\WINDOWS & C:\ IO.SYS – to C:\ REGENV32.EXE – to C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM Open My Computer, then C:\, then right click on the file ‘CONFIG.SYS’, click ‘Open With’, then click ‘Open With’ again, then select ‘Notepad’, then click ‘OK’. Add the following line to the file: ‘ DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\IFSHLP.SYS ‘. Click ‘File’, then ‘Save’, then exit Notepad. Restart. If, after restarting, it says ‘Starting Windows Millennium Emergency Boot...’, then MS-DOS Mode comes up with ‘C:\’, this process has been successful. Now the boot process is like this, you have to type ‘win’, then wait to start Windows. Make Windows boot by default You don’t have to do this if you just want to start with MS-DOS mode by default, but I recommend carrying out this process to have the boot process like normal. Open My Computer, then C:\. At the top of File Explorer, click ‘Tools’, then ‘Folder Options’, then under ‘View’, click ‘Show hidden files and folders’ (under ‘Hidden files and folders), then untick ‘Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)’. Click ‘OK’. Open Notepad (in Start Menu\Programs\Accessories). Click ‘File’, then open C:\, then in ‘File name:’, type ‘AUTOEXEC.BAT’, then click ‘Open’. At the bottom of the file, leave a line, then type ‘WIN’. Click ‘File’, then ‘Save’, then exit Notepad. At the top of File Explorer, click ‘Tools’, then ‘Folder Options’, then under ‘View’, click ‘Hide hidden files and folders’ (under ‘Hidden files and folders), then tick ‘Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)’. Click ‘OK’. Restart. Make sure it boots straight into Windows. Unfortunately, you won’t see the Windows Me splash screen anymore, you will just see MS-DOS booting into Windows. Now, if y If you experience any problems until this point Open System Restore (in Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\System Tools). Make sure ‘Restore my computer to an earlier time’ is selected, then click ‘Next’. Select the name of the restore point you created before carrying out this process, then click ‘ (for example, ‘Before adding MS-DOS Mode’) Click ‘OK’ on the message that appears, then click ‘Next’. Wait for the restore to be carried out... Wait for the restart... After the restart, click ‘OK’ to return to the desktop. Windows Me should return to how it was before you carried out the process. Make sure your do NOT redo the restore operation as when you do, you will get a BSOD on boot (saying ‘The Microsoft Installable File System Manager cannot find the helper driver. Please ensure that IFSHLP.SYS has been installed. System halted.’) & you will have to reinstall Windows – to make sure of this: Open System Restore (in Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\System Tools). Select ‘Create a restore point’, then click ‘Next’. Type a name (such as ‘Do not undo’), then click ‘Next’. Click ‘Home’ to go back to the start of System Restore. Make sure ‘Restore my computer to an earlier time’ is selected, then click ‘Next’. Select the name of the restore point you created before carrying out this process, then click ‘ (for example, ‘Before adding MS-DOS Mode’) Click ‘OK’ on the message that appears, then click ‘Next’. Wait for the restore to be carried out... Wait for the restart... After the restart, click ‘OK’ to return to the desktop. Now, just in case you decide to select ‘Undo my last restoration’ in System Restore, you won’t run into this issue. This process has gone successfully, the issue is: -When I type 'win' into autoexec.bat, I can't access Real-Mode DOS or even get the boot menu for safe mode, dos mode etc by pressing F8 or shutting down incorrectly. Is there a command or shortcut I can type for this to shut down in MS-DOS mode? -Is there any way I can add 'Restart in MS-DOS Mode' to the Shut Down menu? -Is it possible to add the 'Advanced' options under 'Program' when right clicking & clicking 'Properties' on MS-DOS .exe files? -Is it possible to add the splash screen back? Thank you so much InclusiveTechWorld
  3. If you want to add the features of Windows Me to Windows 98SE (which will include access to real-mode DOS), I have a tutorial for this at: I am also planning to make a video on how to add real-mode DOS to Windows Me in the near future (I already know how to do it now, I just need to find a way of adding the option to restart in MS-DOS mode to the Shut Down Menu & readd the Advanced Program Settings).


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