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Transfer old DOS pgm to new computer

Discussion in 'DOS/Other' started by nangar, Dec 2, 2001.

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  1. nangar

    nangar Thread Starter

    Dec 2, 2001
    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?
  2. MacFromOK


    Mar 18, 2001
    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:


    If you need more help, feel free to ask.

    Cheers, Mac
  3. Rockn


    Jul 29, 2001
    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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