very slight OT: creating a *bootable* MSDOS7 memstick

Tomasz CEDRO tomek at
Sat Aug 22 12:16:54 UTC 2020

On Sat, Aug 22, 2020 at 8:10 AM Polytropon wrote:
> On Fri, 21 Aug 2020 18:04:40 -0400, Aryeh Friedman wrote:
> > So the long and short is
> > it all depends.   You are correct when I did run that specific version on a
> > MSDOS6 mem stick I made it said it didn't run in dos mode.
> The program in question is _not_ a DOS program, instead it
> is a "Windows Console App", i. e., something that requires a
> running instance of "Windows" in order to be executed. The
> easiest solution probably is to try to get a "Windows XP"
> image to boot from a sufficiently big USB stick, and then
> run the program from there, instead of wasting a whole PC
> for this one-time action (searching, ordering, packaging,
> shipping, unboxing, disposing - lots of time, money, and
> electronic garbage wasted).

I used to work with HIREN'S BOOT CD - it boots off the CD-ROM giving
you all sorts of DOS and Windows utilities.. later releases even had
live Linux.. very handy set of tools.. older releases (around 9) even
had live Windows that seems something you need :-)


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