This is how you can run DOS programs in Windows 10

Perhaps as a child you had a certain MS-DOS game that you would like to play again. Or maybe there is an old DOS application that you really need for your work. Fortunately, it is possible to run DOS applications in Windows 10.

First you need to check if you have the 32-bit version of Windows 10, or the 64-bit version. You can see that by going to the Institutions to go and on System > Info to click. You will then be presented with information about your system, including the operating system bit count in the System type. Also read: 10 tips for MS-DOS in Windows 10.

Windows 10 32-bit

If you have the 32-bit version of Windows 10, you can easily run DOS programs by double-clicking them. A pop-up window will appear asking you to install the NTVDM feature. If you do this, the DOS application will be loaded and from now on you don't have to do anything to run DOS programs.

Windows 10 64-bit

If you have the 64-bit version of Windows 10, it's a bit more complicated. You then need a virtual machine that can run within Windows to create a DOS environment, such as vDos.

It's a good idea to install vDos in a folder that you back up regularly, because vDos stores everything you do in DOS in the folder where you installed the program.

Once vDos is installed, you will see a DOS environment in a new window. You must first press any key to run a database program. If you then click on the 0key, you can work in DOS as usual.

Fit vDos window

You can make the window smaller by clicking the Windows key and F11 and you can make it bigger by pressing the Windows key and F12 to push. You can also enter the desired window size in the vDos settings. If you do, the application will always open in a window of that size afterwards.

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