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renluop

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A question about Windows and DOS
« on: April 30, 2016, 08:11:08 PM »

Rap me on the knuckle or where you will, guys, if this is in the wrong section!

My upgrade from 7 to 10 is so so, and there are more errors, some critical, in the event viewer. As the system is nearly 7  y.o. I am wondering if it might be time for a new system anyway. But that may be for later

My question: I noticed that PC World had systems marked either "Windows 10" or "Windows 10 DOS" Has DOS been made unnecessary in some cases now, but not in all, and why?

SSDs don't seem to add much to the price; are they worth it?
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Re: A question about Windows and DOS
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2016, 08:17:30 PM »

Windows 10 DOS? I find that hard to believe. How are SSDs involved in this?
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Re: A question about Windows and DOS
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2016, 08:22:33 AM »

I don't know what Windows 10 DOS means. Recent versions of Windows include a DOS PC virtual machine emulator in them that emulates 1980s PC hardware to some extent, and includes a special version of DOS and command.com. This is only invoked when you run actual DOS executables, such as command.com, which are pretty rare these days.

 The Windows NT command line - "CMD" - is largely compatible in syntax terms with the DOS batch language, but is a Native Windiws NT family process, no DOS at all.
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Ronski

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Re: A question about Windows and DOS
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2016, 08:45:53 AM »

SSDs don't seem to add much to the price; are they worth it?

SSD's make a big difference and are well worth it, just make sure it's at least 120GB, in fact I'd say 180GB minimum. I've converted all our PCs to SSD here and at work  ;D
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renluop

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Re: A question about Windows and DOS
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2016, 09:22:10 AM »

Thanks!
After Dray's reply I went elsewhere, and found more or less what Weaver and Ronski said on my question ( actually two questions).

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Re: A question about Windows and DOS
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2016, 09:32:10 AM »

Did you mean that PCWorld had displays in-store saying "Windows 10 DOS" or was it online?
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renluop

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Re: A question about Windows and DOS
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2016, 03:14:23 PM »

On line, but try as I might, though I saw the damned thing at 8.30 am, at 8.30 pm I couldn't.
Any ways  matter is now of little consequence.
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Re: A question about Windows and DOS
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2016, 03:00:43 PM »

I can imagine dos could be good for older programs. Though the only one that comes to mind as being still popular would be dosbox for playing older games from places like gog.

As for the SSD. I recommend them. If you have a 2 drive solution then try and buy the biggest sized ssd you can find, as space can be an issue, though you would be installing most of the games programs on to a 2nd hdd drive.
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