If you have an old 16-bit application that you need to run on Windows 7 or 8.1 or maybe even an old classic game you want to play, you will find that the chances are the modern operating systems will not run them and you will run into an error like this for Windows 7:
Or this one for Windows 8:
So, what can you do?
Well there is hope! There is an excellent DOS emulator that we have tested and now using called DOSBox. It seems to work with all of the DOS programs that we have tested it with and we even downloaded some old DOS games to test it and all worked perfectly.
With a little bit of simple configuration, the DOSBox emulator loads your DOS program in no time and allows you access back into these old programs.
You can download the latest version of the DOSBox program from SourceForge using the link below:
Once you have downloaded the DOSBox program there is a little configuration you have to carry out in the options to get your program “mounted” and then to run, but it is extremely simple to do. Below is a video guide on how to configure the program to run:
If you are still struggling or have any questions or comments, then please feel free to leave us to message below using our comments section and we will try and get back to you as soon as we can.