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Windows® 98 Unleashed by Paul McFedries

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Running a Program in MS-DOS Mode

If you have a DOS program that resolutely refuses to run under Windows 98 (even full-screen), you may have no choice but to run the program in MS-DOS mode. One way to do this would be to reboot Windows 98 into MS-DOS mode (as described earlier in this chapter) and then run the program from the DOS prompt. In other cases, Windows 98 itself will start the program in MS-DOS mode if it determines that the program won't run in a DOS window. Alternatively, you can adjust the program's properties so that it runs in MS-DOS mode automatically. The next section shows you how to set this up.

Modifying a Program to Run in MS-DOS Mode

To make sure a program runs in MS-DOS mode, you need to configure its PIF. Here are the steps ...

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