Dos DB4 in Windows Virtual PC - XPP

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  1. rjwh

    rjwh Guest

    Hello
    With my very limited knowledge I'm trying to setup & use an old Dos base
    database program, Ashton Taite's DB4 in Windows Virtual PC
    Windows 7 the physical and Windows X P Pro the virtual machine
    I've got X P working OK but despite instigating the usual changes required i
    config.nt to run DB4 in X P it just won't run

    config.nt added entrie
    files=10
    buffers=2

    I've attempted adding additional drivers & command lines in both the hos
    & guest systems without positive results but I'm not really sure what I'
    doing
    Would appreciate any & all help available
    Thanks
    rjhw
     
    rjwh, Mar 14, 2012
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  2. rjwh

    BillW50 Guest

    In news:,
    rjwh typed:
    > Hello,
    > With my very limited knowledge I'm trying to setup & use an old Dos
    > based database program, Ashton Taite's DB4 in Windows Virtual PC.
    > Windows 7 the physical and Windows X P Pro the virtual machine.
    > I've got X P working OK but despite instigating the usual changes
    > required in config.nt to run DB4 in X P it just won't run!
    >
    > config.nt added entries
    > files=100
    > buffers=20
    >
    > I've attempted adding additional drivers & command lines in both the
    > host & guest systems without positive results but I'm not really
    > sure what I'm doing!
    > Would appreciate any & all help available.
    > Thanks,
    > rjhw


    Did you ever try it under the real XP? As if it won't run under XP
    itself I don't see much hope under W7 and virtual XP. DOSBox might be
    worth a shot.

    http://www.dosbox.com/

    --
    Bill
    Asus EeePC 701 ~ 2GB RAM ~ 16GB-SDHC
    Windows 2000 SP4 - OE5.5 - OE-QuoteFix v1.19.2
     
    BillW50, Mar 14, 2012
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  3. rjwh

    pjp Guest

    In article <>,
    d says...
    >
    > Hello,
    > With my very limited knowledge I'm trying to setup & use an old Dos based
    > database program, Ashton Taite's DB4 in Windows Virtual PC.
    > Windows 7 the physical and Windows X P Pro the virtual machine.
    > I've got X P working OK but despite instigating the usual changes required in
    > config.nt to run DB4 in X P it just won't run!
    >
    > config.nt added entries
    > files=100
    > buffers=20
    >
    > I've attempted adding additional drivers & command lines in both the host
    > & guest systems without positive results but I'm not really sure what I'm
    > doing!
    > Would appreciate any & all help available.
    > Thanks,
    > rjhw



    Are we talking a DOS based program? If so then why under XP? Instead
    just create a DOS virtual machine or perhaps 98SE or even Win3.1?
     
    pjp, Mar 15, 2012
    #3
  4. rjwh

    Stan Brown Guest

    On Wed, 14 Mar 2012 18:20:50 -0500, rjwh wrote:
    >
    > With my very limited knowledge I'm trying to setup & use an old Dos based
    > database program, Ashton Taite's DB4 in Windows Virtual PC.


    dBase IV, you mean? Google for the free "DOS Box", which I use to
    run my dBase IV program on 64-bit Windows 7, and which in fact was
    recommended to me in this very newsgroup.

    --
    Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA
    http://OakRoadSystems.com
    Shikata ga nai...
     
    Stan Brown, Mar 15, 2012
    #4
  5. rjwh

    Stewart Guest

    "rjwh" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hello,
    > With my very limited knowledge I'm trying to setup & use an old Dos
    > based
    > database program, Ashton Taite's DB4 in Windows Virtual PC.
    > Windows 7 the physical and Windows X P Pro the virtual machine.
    > I've got X P working OK but despite instigating the usual changes
    > required in
    > config.nt to run DB4 in X P it just won't run!
    >
    > config.nt added entries
    > files=100
    > buffers=20
    >
    > I've attempted adding additional drivers & command lines in both the
    > host
    > & guest systems without positive results but I'm not really sure
    > what I'm
    > doing!
    > Would appreciate any & all help available.
    > Thanks,
    > rjhw


    The program may be checking the OS version. Try using the sever
    command....

    http://www.computerhope.com/setverhl.htm
     
    Stewart, Mar 16, 2012
    #5
  6. rjwh

    Walt Guest

    On Fri, 16 Mar 2012 08:11:04 -0400, "Stewart" <>
    wrote:

    >
    >"rjwh" <> wrote in message
    >news:...
    >> Hello,
    >> With my very limited knowledge I'm trying to setup & use an old Dos
    >> based
    >> database program, Ashton Taite's DB4 in Windows Virtual PC.
    >> Windows 7 the physical and Windows X P Pro the virtual machine.
    >> I've got X P working OK but despite instigating the usual changes
    >> required in
    >> config.nt to run DB4 in X P it just won't run!
    >>
    >> config.nt added entries
    >> files=100
    >> buffers=20
    >>
    >> I've attempted adding additional drivers & command lines in both the
    >> host
    >> & guest systems without positive results but I'm not really sure
    >> what I'm
    >> doing!
    >> Would appreciate any & all help available.
    >> Thanks,
    >> rjhw

    >
    >The program may be checking the OS version. Try using the sever
    >command....
    >
    >http://www.computerhope.com/setverhl.htm
    >
    >

    setver doesn't appear to work with Vista or Win7. DB3+ works fine in
    32bit Vista but not in 64bit. I use DosBox and it works fine with my
    64bit Vista. Hopes this helps.
     
    Walt, Mar 16, 2012
    #6
  7. rjwh

    rjwh Guest

    Stan Brown wrote on 03/15/2012 05:07 ET
    > On Wed, 14 Mar 2012 18:20:50 -0500, rjwh wrote
    >>
    >> With my very limited knowledge I'm trying to setup & use an old Dos base
    >> database program, Ashton Taite's DB4 in Windows Virtual PC
    >>
    >>
    >>

    > dBase IV, you mean? Google for the free "DOS Box", which I use t
    > run my dBase IV program on 64-bit Windows 7, and which in fact wa
    > recommended to me in this very newsgroup
    >
    > Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, US
    > http://OakRoadSystems.co
    > Shikata ga nai..
    >

    Thanks for your help, DBase IV is working in DosBox but need to tweak it som
    what
    Have posed some questions in other reply

    Regards
    rjhw
     
    rjwh, Mar 21, 2012
    #7
  8. On Wed, 21 Mar 2012 00:47:03 -0500, rjwh
    <> wrote:

    > rjwh wrote on 03/14/2012 18:20 ET :
    >> Hello,
    >> With my very limited knowledge I'm trying to setup & use an old Dos based
    >> database program, Ashton Taite's DB4 in Windows Virtual PC.
    >> Windows 7 the physical and Windows X P Pro the virtual machine.
    >> I've got X P working OK but despite instigating the usual changes required

    >in
    >> config.nt to run DB4 in X P it just won't run!
    >>
    >> config.nt added entries
    >> files=100
    >> buffers=20
    >>
    >> I've attempted adding additional drivers & command lines in both the host
    >> & guest systems without positive results but I'm not really sure what I'm
    >> doing!
    >> Would appreciate any & all help available.
    >> Thanks,
    >> rjhw
    >>

    > Tried DosBox and apart from a few initial teething problems have got it working
    > well.


    I use version 0.74 myself for running WordStar 2000 under Windows
    XP. I have not tried it under Windows 7 yet.

    > Have three continuing problems that you or some one in this forum may be able
    >to
    > help with
    > 1. Is it possible to set system variables in DosBox & if so How?


    Yes, with the set command:

    Syntax Example
    ------ -------
    Set value:
    set <var>=<value> set var=the value for var

    Delete variable:
    set <var>= set var=

    List all environment variables:
    set set

    Output one variable's value:
    set <var> set var
    In some CLIs (not DOSBox), this will output all variables whose names
    start with what is specified.

    > 2. Is it possible to increase the DosBox window apart from using full screen?


    I have never done anything in this area.

    > 3. If a PATH=%PATH%;[added path list] is added to the DosBox config file, does
    > it work?


    Yes. Make sure that it is the correct file.

    Sincerely,

    Gene Wirchenko
     
    Gene Wirchenko, Mar 21, 2012
    #8
  9. rjwh

    BillW50 Guest

    On 3/21/2012 10:18 AM, Gene Wirchenko wrote:
    > On Wed, 21 Mar 2012 00:47:03 -0500, rjwh
    > <> wrote:
    >> Tried DosBox and apart from a few initial teething problems have got it working
    >> well.

    >
    > I use version 0.74 myself for running WordStar 2000 under Windows
    > XP. I have not tried it under Windows 7 yet.


    I didn't know you are a WordStar user Gene?

    --
    Bill
    Gateway M465e ('06 era) - Thunderbird v3.0
    Centrino Core2 Duo T7400 2.16 GHz - 1.5GB - Windows 8 CP
     
    BillW50, Mar 21, 2012
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