DOSBox – 16-Bit Application Emulator

Disk Space Saver Utility

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:

DOSBox - 16-Bit Application Emulator 1

Or this one for Windows 8:

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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.

DOWNLOAD

You can download the latest version of the DOSBox program from SourceForge using the link below:

DosBox Download

INSTRUCTIONS

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:

VIDEO DEMO

COMMENTS

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Windows Updates Stuck on Shut Down or Reboot Video Demo

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Following on from our popular guide on how to fix your machine if you get corrupt Windows Updates and your machine is stuck on “Installing Updates..” shut down screen like the one below, we have been asked by a number of people to create a quick demo video – so we have.

Windows Updates Stuck on Shut Down or Reboot

Below you will find a quick 3 minute video on the process you should follow to fix your machine. This is how simple this fix is, it takes less than 3 minutes to resolve.

So take a look at the video and make sure you read the guide fully and get your computer back up and running again!

VIDEO DEMO

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How to Extract a zip file using 7-Zip

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We get asked a lot of highly technical questions which we do try our best to answer and post guides on this website, however, sometimes we also get asked basic questions like “How do I open a zip file?”.

To most of us this is second nature, but there are a lot of people out there that do not know how to do things like this, so we made a quick video to show you the basics on how to do this.

You can obviously use the built in Windows extracting but we personally hate it and always install and use 7-Zip so this video is based on you having 7-Zip installed.

You can download 7-Zip by Googling it.

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Transfer FSMO roles to a new Server

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Continuing our series of YouTube video guides, we came across this one and thought it was very well made and details exactly how to transfer FSMO roles to a new server.

Hopefully you will find this helpful if this is something that you need to carry out in your own environment.

COMMENTS

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Remove a Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain Controller from an Existing Domain

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We have been viewing some video guides on YouTube over the last few days so we thought that we would share some good ones that we have found that we feel you may find useful.

We have scheduled a number of these videos to be posted to our site over the next few days so make sure you check back here to see whether there is anything here to help you out!

To begin with, we thought we would start with the basics, removing a domain controller from an existing domain is a fairly simple process but if you need a hand with doing this, the below video is an excellent guide on what to do.

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Customise Shoretel ringtone on all models of handsets

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If you want to customise the ringtone of all the (for example..) IP230 handsets in your business, below is a tutorial video on how to do this quickly and simply.

If you need any assistance with how to do this or if you have any problem, leave a comment and I’ll help you out as soon as I can.