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Not working MS-DOS applications are not working in windows vista.how do i make them run like in windows XP.

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  • kavs89 Jul 27, 2008

    even after creating a shortcut for cmd and putting everything in double quotes the program fails to start.

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Just start the CMD.EXE from the Run option in your Start menu.
Then type your MS-DOS program name. Possibly it will show you an error that can help solve the problem.

If you double-click the MS-DOS program or start it together with the CMD.EXE, the Command window will close immediately after the program fails to start. So you can't see any error if there is any.

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Do a file search for cmd.exe and then you can create a shortcut on your desktop pointing to it and then in double quotes put the location of the application you are trying to execute, ie.. It should be located on c:\windows\system32 - cmd.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe - in Properties Target and put this in double quotes and then your application with the full path in double quotes after that.

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How to get to a MS-DOS prompt.
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Windows 3.x users
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Windows NT, 2000 and XP users
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