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First post, by stallion316

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Hello i have an old 8bit dos application. The problem is it runs on my xp but when i run it via emulator (dosbox) in win 10 i get an error saying "This program is copy protected. Use Install To copy It".. The license folder is stored as hidden on c dive in xp. Is there anyway that to make DOSBox check the license folder...

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Reply 1 of 2, by Dominus

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you need to copy the folder and change your folder layout to be the same as it is on your XP drive.
For example:
- on your Windows 10 C Drive create a folder "DOS".
- place the hidden folder into that folder (C:\DOS)
- place the program into C:\DOS as if it (C:\DOS) were the root of your XP C drive (if the program is in C:\theapp on your XP C drive place it in C:\DOS\theapp on your Windows 10 drive)
- start DOSBox and enter "mount c c:\dos"
- then start your app in DOSBox (e.g. enter these commands one after the other: "c:", "cd theapp", "theapp.exe" - without the quotes and commas 😀)

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Reply 2 of 2, by stallion316

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Dominus wrote on 2022-04-10, 16:18:
you need to copy the folder and change your folder layout to be the same as it is on your XP drive. For example: - on your Windo […]
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you need to copy the folder and change your folder layout to be the same as it is on your XP drive.
For example:
- on your Windows 10 C Drive create a folder "DOS".
- place the hidden folder into that folder (C:\DOS)
- place the program into C:\DOS as if it (C:\DOS) were the root of your XP C drive (if the program is in C:\theapp on your XP C drive place it in C:\DOS\theapp on your Windows 10 drive)
- start DOSBox and enter "mount c c:\dos"
- then start your app in DOSBox (e.g. enter these commands one after the other: "c:", "cd theapp", "theapp.exe" - without the quotes and commas 😀)

Thanks a lot for your help. I tried exactly as you said, Unfortunately i am getting this same error 🙁

"This Program Is Copy Protected. Use Install To Copy It" 🙁

I can send u the files. It would be gr8full if u could have a look at it. Need it mainly for my college project..

Thanks
Regards..