Can you install command.com or 16 bit drivers on Windows 10?

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Can you install command.com or 16 bit drivers on Windows 10?

Postby twiz11 » 2019-8-22 @ 19:40

To run legacy dos apps without dosbox?
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Re: Can you install command.com or 16 bit drivers on Windows 10?

Postby ShovelKnight » 2019-8-22 @ 19:41

No, it's impossible.
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Re: Can you install command.com or 16 bit drivers on Windows 10?

Postby AlaricD » 2019-8-22 @ 20:31

In the 32-bit version you can install the optional feature "NTVDM", then use fondue.exe to enable it. In the 64-bit version, no.

You could always use Hyper-V and create a generation 1 virtual machine and install MS-DOS there.
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Re: Can you install command.com or 16 bit drivers on Windows 10?

Postby schmatzler » 2019-8-25 @ 19:47

Well, there is NTVDMx64. It is based on leaked source code of the original NTVDM.

http://www.columbia.edu/~em36/ntvdmx64.html
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Re: Can you install command.com or 16 bit drivers on Windows 10?

Postby Jo22 » 2019-8-26 @ 13:23

There's also MS-DOS Player, which can run DOS programs off the command line.
Once installed in a directory that is in the path= variable, someone just has to type "msdos yourapp.exe".
http://takeda-toshiya.my.coocan.jp/msdos/
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Re: Can you install command.com or 16 bit drivers on Windows 10?

Postby rswill » 2019-9-01 @ 05:03

Jo22 wrote:There's also MS-DOS Player, which can run DOS programs off the command line.
Once installed in a directory that is in the path= variable, someone just has to type "msdos yourapp.exe".
http://takeda-toshiya.my.coocan.jp/msdos/


Looking the same, I have 64bit of windows 10 and haven't found any solution for it, I will try this after my vacation hope it works :) thanks
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Re: Can you install command.com or 16 bit drivers on Windows 10?

Postby filipetolhuizen » 2019-10-09 @ 14:23

With 3rd party software you can run DOS and Win16 apps on x64 Windows. That's exactly what was holding me on x86 until those VMs were made.
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