Emulator for Windows XP
Ben Sternberg (University of
Arizona), a long time colleague and friend, has discovered a very
good DOS emulator after trying out maybe 20 packages. It is GNU
freeware and can be found at http://dosbox.sourceforge.net.
We do not have a lot of experience
with this yet but we suggest our DOS users download and try it out.
Also, there seems to be two DOS
emulators in XP, cmd.exe and command.com. They are not the same.
It seems that C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe is the better of the two.
Same goes for Vista.
Please see below: Helpful links for
DOS software installation and use in Windows
We no longer support software protection (key diskette).
We only support hardware key protection, using iButton keys or
Rockeys. We can upgrade your software protection to hardware, using
either parallel port or USB port keys..
If you are a registered user of Interpex DOS software, we
can upgrade your hardware keys for a reasonable cost so the software
will run under the newer Windows operating systems.
Depending on your current version, there may be an upgrade
or update fee. In any case, the minimum fee for hardware key
replacement is US$ 150.00.
Some users keep a DOS partition on their hard disk or keep
a machine running DOS for the older style DOS packages. This is your
best bet if you want to use the older iButton keys or software
DOS packages will install and run on all systems up
through Windows XP with the newer hardware key and drivers. We
can still supply the older iButton keys for use in pure DOS or
systems up through Windows 98.
DOS packages will sometimes not install on modern windows
system because it receives a false report about the system hardware
configuration, in particular available memory. Software can be
installed manually by creating a directory on the hard disk, copying
the contents of the diskette(s) to that directory, and unzipping the
contents of any zip files into the same directory. Or you can create
a shortcut in which to run the install program by following the
steps in Windows
XP Support or Windows
Please keep in mind that installing, running and
especially printing with DOS software is not as clear cut on the
newer operating systems.
Helpful links for DOS software
installation and use in Windows:
NT Support Installing Interpex products under Windows NT
Windows XP Support Installing Interpex products under Windows
How to run your Interpex DOS programs
under Windows 2000 & XP
printing solution for DOS Software Solve printing problems
with DOS software
Solutions for DOS programs to unsupported printers [211 kb]
Printing to non-supported
printers using low cost shareware programs.
Windows 9x Configuration Guide for
Interpex DOS Software [135 kb]
Installation Guide for Interpex
DOS Software [51 kb]
Window NT configuration
for Interpex DOS Software [90 kb]