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Can I access a DOS based PC on my Windows Network


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Steve McCarron

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Can some kind soul tell me how I would go about setting up Windows to read a DOS based computer on a home network. I want to set up an old DOS box to uses as extra storage space. I have 2 40 gig drives I want to put in it, but for some reason I cannot install windows on this PC, still working on that problem.

Can anyone suggest some options please

Many thanks,

Steve
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Google is your friend.
http://www.dendarii....Qs/dos-net.html might be of interest. Not possible on its own but with extra help it should be possible.
Of course, a far pertinent solution is to find out why you can't get Windows on it.
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Steve McCarron

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Neil: Many thanks for the reply to my question. I will have a look at the link.

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Google is your friend.
http://www.dendarii....Qs/dos-net.html might be of interest. Not possible on its own but with extra help it should be possible.
Of course, a far pertinent solution is to find out why you can't get Windows on it.



Thanks for that link... I have the same problem but my desire to network the DOS PC maybe be even *more* pertinent :)

I have a large expensive CNC machine that is about ten years old and the controller on the machine will only "talk" to a dos pc. If we back to 95 or so we can run the PC program in a DOS window and still network with 95 but the means we wont have xp when we need it.

I dont suppose there is a way to partition OSs for on-the-fly switching is here? that way I could go XP and dos on the same computer and forget networking entirely.

Thanks

Ron
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