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Converting a DOS CONFIG.SYS to work in XP.


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Hi Guys,

I'm faced with a bit of a situation.

I have an old config.sys in DOS that I need converted to make it possible for my DOS application to run in XP........

.....Can anyone help????

.....the ffg is my DOS Config.sys

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BUFFERS=20

FILES=30

DOS=HIGH, UMB

SHELL=C:\DOS\COMMAND.COM /P /E: 512

DEVICE=C:\DOS\HIMEM.SYS

DEVICE=C:\DOS\EMM386.EXE RAM 2048 X=C800-CFFF D=64 FRAME=D000

DEVICEHIGH=C:\DOS\SETVER.EXE

DEVICEHIGH=C:\DOS\ANSI.SYS /X

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....please help !!!!........

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You can use any name for your config.sys file. If you want to use this by itself, make a PIF file for it, and then go to the Properties / Programs page. The advanced button will allow you to select a file for the config.sys and autoexec.bat file (if these are different to the NT stuff).

BUFFERS=20
FILES=30
DOS=HIGH, UMB
SHELL=C:\DOS\COMMAND.COM /P /E: 512
DEVICE=C:\DOS\HIMEM.SYS
DEVICE=C:\DOS\EMM386.EXE RAM 2048 X=C800-CFFF D=64 FRAME=D000
DEVICEHIGH=C:\DOS\SETVER.EXE
DEVICEHIGH=C:\DOS\ANSI.SYS /X

You might need an alternate ANSI.SYS file here, eg PC-MAG's ansi.com or Nansi.sys.

Windows NT emulates dos 5.5. You only need setver for a limited range of progs.

You should run the proggie from command.com, if you need something like TSR's etc. A game might require it. Get a real command.com if you need this: eg freedos command.com, or 4dos.com. The NT command.com is a wrapper to comspec.

Use drivers in the Windows %systemroot%\system32 directory, not c:\dos.

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