My suggestion to use DOSBOX was based on my own experience - I run DOSBOX on a 64 bit hosts (although the host is not a Windows system).
I don't really understand the thing about x86_64 not being able to run pmode stuff, but I am positive about the fact that it works without any troubles for me. Both DOSBOX and DOSEMU runs just fine (DOSEMU is way faster than DOSBOX, but I don't think there is a DOSEMU port for Windows, therefore only DOSBOX is left for this platform). The DOSBOX wiki says that it works fine under Win7: http://www.dosbox.com/wiki/DOSBox_and_Windows_Vista_and_Windows_7 (but I can't back this up as I haven't ever used Win7 myself) cheers, Mateusz On 03/24/2013 10:00 PM, giorgio.gilard...@libero.it wrote: > Even though I did not personally try DOSBOX, I'm aware > that there are problems with 64 bit machines unable to > run 16 bit videos. > In any case the "XP Mode" feature in Windows 7 should be > the best virtualization (at least on the paper !) And if this > solution fails I' suspect others would not be better. > > Let me clarify the scenario. > I've got two Lenovo 15" Notebooks (Thinkpad). > The former is running Windows XP SP3 32 bit, > the other is Running Widows 7 Pro 64 bit. > On the former no problem to run my DOS application > Without any "DOS utility". Also the "glorious" > Lotus 123 for Windows runs perfectly. All data are > perfectly tranferred/shared among all applications. > On the other PC none of the above are running natively. > If I activate the XP Mode, the situation is as follows: > 1) The DOS Application is running, but only in an > unsizeale small window, totally useless due to the too > small characters. > 2) Data can not be stored/printed on any device "shared" > by the DOS task and the other Windows 7 tasks. > > > If I do not find any "workable" walkaround solution to > work all the stuff on a unique PC I'll be forced to > keep the XP PC at least for the DOS application and > use the W7 PC for all the other applications. In that > case the "file transfer" will not be a problem, but > this is a very poor comfort ! > > Best regards Giorgio > >> ----Messaggio originale---- >> Da: mate...@viste-family.net >> Data: 24/03/2013 16.25 >> A: <email@example.com> >> Ogg: Re: [Freedos-user] Running a DOS task (full screen) in a W7 PC >> >> Hi, >> >> Have you considered DOSBox? It sounds like exactly what you are looking >> for (ie. "a DOS window in a Windows environment). DOSBox is primarily >> targeted for games, but it runs most programs perfectly. >> >> The alternative would be running FreeDOS inside some hypervizor (VMWare >> player, VirtualBox, Qemu...), but the performances, or general usability >> will probably be much better running DOSBox... >> >> Mateusz >> >> >> >> On 03/24/2013 11:36 AM, giorgio.gilard...@libero.it wrote: >>> I'm using a DOS Program since the years '80ties for Personal Accounting. >>> The name of the Program is PF2 (Personal Finances 2) and it was >>> downloaded from the internal IBM Tools. >>> The program worked perfectly startig from DOS 3.0 till Windodows >>> XP SP3. >>> No way to get it running under Windows 7, in full screen mode. >>> That's the reason why I'm considering Free Dos, but I need some hints >>> on how to insall it on my Windows 7 Notebook. >>> My notebook is presently running under W7 Professional with the "XP Mode" >>> feature. >>> I need to quicly switch from the above DOS Program to other utilities >>> commonly running in W7, therefore any "dual boot" or "dual boot like" >>> installation is not practical. >>> The best would be to have a "DOS window" running the DOS task >>> in full screen mode and be able to switch (and tranfer data) to other >>> applications commonly running in other W7 windows. >>> Please let me know if the above is possible with Free DOS and how >>> to manage the Free DOS installation to obtain it. >>> If not please suggest me the most practical way (if any !) to manage >>> a DOS task and a Windows task without rebooting any time. >>> Thanks for helping and best rgds. Giorgio >>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Everyone hates slow websites. So do we. Make your web apps faster with AppDynamics Download AppDynamics Lite for free today: http://p.sf.net/sfu/appdyn_d2d_mar _______________________________________________ Freedos-user mailing list Freedosfirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/freedos-user