Installing MS-DOS Programs


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W2K help explains all about creating shortcuts and changing PIF files but it
doesn't explain how to install the program in the first place. I'm trying to
install DOS Word 5 to get at some files the Open Office will no longer
load--Word 6 is the nearest.
If I use the "Run" command in W2K for word.exe, it starts Word 5, but
immediately shuts it down as an "OS2 Program". The program was working in
NT4, why won't it set up now? The original Word 5 disks are on 5-1/2"
floppies for which I no longer have the hardware. Any workaround?
 
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Dave Patrick said:
Thanks. Good references. But I don't have a problem booting up as
DOS or to either of two installations of W2K. I think the problem rather is
in developing the .pif files or ntconfig files. Do you need to install or
setup Word 5 in the DOS bootup before you try to set it up in W2K DOS window?

It might be necessary to convert Word 5 files to rtf or pdf so I
could then copy and paste or re-introduce them into Open Office, but I would
probably resign myself to having to boot up in DOS to do my word processing.
I would never use any of the Windows versions of Word. For my
non-corporate, non-graphic uses for writing, nothing has ever beaten the 5
text version.
 

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