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adeere50

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how do i set up a laptop to start up in dos mode. it has windows 2000 professional installed on it.
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Hi adeere50, welcome to G2G.

That ability doesn't exist in W2K, XP or Vista like it did in W95/W98/WME.

What you can do is create a DOS bootable diskette or CD and boot it when needed.

Perhaps there are other solutions. Why do you need to do this?
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we do programming on phone systems and some of the older software has to be ran through dos.
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AH, okay. A couple possibilities then.
I've run 3 different versions of DOS under VMWare on my XP Pro system, along with OS/2 and Linux. Never personally used DosBox but have heard it's very good and may be enough for the job you have.
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thanks for the info
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