MoonCalc 6 runs on WinXP but not on WinXP mode

Discussion in 'Virtualization' started by rwmaps, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. rwmaps

    rwmaps

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    I upgraded from Win7 Home Premium to Professional in hopes of retaining use of several old programs. The aging msdos program MoonCalc 6.0 will run in full-screen mode on my WinXP computer (which I had hoped to replace entirely). It will run in the WinXP mode on my Win7 Pro box, but will not run in full-screen mode. I tried using 2 different types of monitors, but "no joy". I get the error:
    "16 bit MS-DOS Subsystem
    The video device failed to initialize for full-screen mode."
    Is an alternative device driver available that will allow such?
    rwmaps, Sep 7, 2011
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    clifford_cooley VIP Member

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    If this is a DOS application, try running it in DOSBox.
    clifford_cooley, Sep 7, 2011
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    TrainableMan ^ The World's First ^ Moderator

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    I second that, it will likely run right under W7 in a DOSbox, no virtual XP needed.
    TrainableMan, Sep 8, 2011
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