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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

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    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?

    Thanks.
     
  2. CameronW

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    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
     
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    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

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    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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