getting older programs to work in Visat

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Help and Support' started by gvictim, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. gvictim

    gvictim New Member

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    I have two older (originally DOS) programs which I need. They are database type programs. I was able to zip them from the original programs, install and use them in Windows XP. I have been unable to find a way to carry them over into vista home premium (64 bit). Is there a way to do this successfully?
     
  2. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Have you tried clicking the compatibility tab?
     
  3. Celestra

    Celestra Former Moderator

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    They say that the DOS Programs don't open up full screen on Vista. This came from the gaming dept. They would rather go with "Virtualizing" instead. There are programs: Virtual PC, VMware,DOS box. (There is VMware Fusion for Mac) VirtualBox works well on Vista... VM Work Station they say is good.
     

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