Transfer old DOS pgm to new computer

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I have a small program still running on an IBM XT, DOS 3.1 or so. I would like to transfer the program to a newer computer. The XT only has a 5 1/4 " floppy drive, I have no other 5 1/4" drive on any other computer to allow me to make the transfer. I know DOS Backup.exe is incompatible from this version to later versions so I will have to Copy or some other procedure.

Is there a way I can use a cable to make a transfer to another drive? or do I have to find another 5 1/4" drive to install on another computer?
 
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You should be able to use a null-modem cable
and the DOS Interlnk and Intersrv programs.
You'll probably need a boot disk with the newer
computer's DOS version, which should boot up
the XT just fine. If you need help with this, let
me know.

Here's a link where we covered using the DOS
Interlnk and Intersrv programs:

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?postid=246252

If you need more help, feel free to ask.

Cheers, Mac
 
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If you put the old drive in the new PC you can use a boot manager and have a dual boot PC with your newr OS on one drive and Win3.1 on the other. If u don't want to do that just put the drive in as a slave and run the programs from your new OS...might need some tweaking but it should work.
 
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