Dos DB4 in Windows Virtual PC - XPP


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rjwh

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
 
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BillW50

In 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/
 
P

pjp

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?
 
S

Stan Brown

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.
 
S

Stewart

rjwh said:
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
 
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rjwh

Stan Brown wrote on 03/15/2012 05:07 ET
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
 
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Gene Wirchenko

rjwh wrote on 03/14/2012 18:20 ET :
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
 
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BillW50

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?
 

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