Advice 1: How to run the installation under DOS

If your computer system is clean, i.e., not at the moment any operating system, then installing Windows, you will need to do from a command line MS-DOS. It is necessary to first perform a number of preparatory steps, and then proceeding directly to the run setup.
How to run the installation under DOS
You will need
  • - a CD with Windows.
Instruction
1
Make sure that your computer hardware is compatible with the Windows operating system. The list of compatible hardware can be found at the link http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/hcl/default.mspx here you can then download the required drivers.
2
Create a partition on the hard drive which must be formatted as FAT32 or FAT. If your computer has no operating system MS-DOS or you cannot run the command prompt, you will need to also make a boot floppy.
3
Insert the CD-ROM with Windows in the CD drive of your computer. Download the PC in command-line mode via the menu "Download". Start SMARTDrive. For this command the MS-DOS prompt, type smartdrv and press the enter key. If you do not use the application, the setup program will copy files very slowly.
4
Enter at the command prompt MS-DOS name of the drive that corresponds to CD disk Windows. Press enter, then type cd i386 and winnt command, pressing Enter after each. This will launch the setup program.
5
At the prompt, enter the path to the installation files for your operating system and press enter. Will start copying files to your hard drive. At the end of the process a message appears, then remove any floppy disks and press Enter. to computer crashes.
6
Wait for reboot and press enter to continue installing Windows from the MS-DOS. Format the hard drive and partition if necessary. After that, the computer again restarts, and the installation will resume in GUI mode. Follow the instructions in the installation wizard to complete the procedure.

Advice 2 : How to run games using DOSBox

DOSBox – emulator for modern systems Windows, which allows you to run old games, released for MS-DOS. To run them you must first install and configure the emulator with appropriate options.
How to run games using DOSBox
Instruction
1
Download and install DOSBox from its official website. After download install it by double-clicking on the downloaded installer file. Then install the application by following the instructions on the screen.
2
For more comfortable work with the application you can also install the crack. To do this, go to the Downloads section of the DOSBox website, and then locate and download the archive to enable support for Russian language. Then unpack it into the directory C:/Documents and Settings/Admin/Local Settings/Application Data/DOSBox system. If you are using Windows 7, the files need to be unpacked in the directory C:/Пользователи/User/AppData/Local/DOSBox. To do this, use the corresponding menu items WinRAR.
3
Run the program using the shortcut on the desktop or through "start menu" of the system. Then close the app and run it again. This will allow the program to automatically adjust to your computer and specify some options.
4
Create a folder in which to place the game files for DOSBox. It is desirable to specify the directory, the address of which will be convenient to write in the command line. For example, it may be a directory called dos in the root of the local drive C. To create the folder click "start" - "Computer" - "Local disk C:".
5
In the program window type the command mount C C:\dos and go to the folder with the game by using the input combination cd Nazvaniya. For example, if the game is in the game folder, the command will look like the following:

cd game
6
Enter the go command.bat or start.bat in the program window and wait for its execution. The team can also match the name of the executable file to start the game.
7
The startup file depends on what game you want to play. To get the exact name of the executable file read the files. If launch does not occur, it is necessary to install. To do this, enter the command setup.exe and then try launching the game again.
Useful advice
Version DOSBox also exist for Linux and Mac.
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