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Installing older DOS on modern computers

Discussion in 'DOS/Other' started by TechMaster7000, Nov 3, 2011.

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  1. TechMaster7000

    TechMaster7000 Thread Starter

    Jul 11, 2011
    Hi, at the minute, I have a Windows 98 computer for running my CNC machine. The CAM software I use for controlling the machine is only supported for the Windows 98 MS-DOS. It is callled LCAM

    I want to upgrade my computer so I can put more modern drawing software on the computer but I still have to use the LCAM which is only supported with the Windows 98 DOS. Is there a way I could install an older version of MS-DOS on a modern OS such as Windows 7?

  2. CameronW


    May 24, 2011
    Well you could run a windows virtual machine or VMware host on your PC.

    It'll consume a bit of resources, but with Windows98 you don't really need more than 64mb or RAM, which is about the same as internet expolrer 9... lol
  3. DoubleHelix

    DoubleHelix Banned

    Dec 9, 2004
    I highly doubt you'll be able to get a CNC connection working in a virtual system. I suggest you leave the old Windows 98 computer doing what it does best and buy a new computer to run the new software.
  4. jat421


    Jun 14, 2008
    You can do dual boot OS if you want to have it on the same computer. But do test it before on a spare PC before working on the production one.
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