Silly question, but I'm setting up my Start menu to look as authentic as possible. In that regard, I'd love to have something like this:
Basically, a shortcut to Windows 98's MSDOS Command Prompt (command.com) that can be launched from the Start menu, on Windows 10 64 bit.
I know, it's impossible, unless you use something like DOSBox. But I've been trying; for the life of me, I can't get it working. Just exits straight away. I just want this for looks, nothing more. So, is it possible to get it running in DOSBox? Any help would be appreciated.
EDIT: OK, getting somewhere. I tried opening command.com (taken from W98) directly with "Open with" and this time DOSBox didn't crash. Instead I get: "Incorrect MSDOS version". Kinda seems like a deadend, but I'm gonna try a few things more. If anyone wants to throw in some ideas, or a solution, please let me know!
Last Edit: Jul 14, 2018 16:20:16 GMT -8 by clasurol
Why you do not want creating a bat (or .cmd) file with the following content?
@cmd /k "title MS-DOS Prompt & echo Microsoft (R) Windows 98 & echo (C) Copyright Microsoft Corp 1991-1996 & cd \"
Thanks man, but I was trying to go for the whole thing, being this part as well:
I've tried VDOS and even VDosPlus...all of them don't work. I'm gonna throw in the towel on getting it running. I think getting a good screenshot, cropping it, and then using an AHK script to display the screenshot might be the best answer. I'd be happy with that.
I actually took your advice about using a .bat and was able to do this:
It's good enough for me. Basically recorded a short mp4 of the MSDOS prompt in a virtual machine, converted that video to a gif, then set it to run from a bat file. Then I created a shortcut in Classic Shell, and voila.
Saint Jimmy: hayafumi Not quite, as you'd end up having to replace many a component to get it to function (Explorer is fairly deeply ingrained in Windows's internals), at which point you may as well install 2000 and call it a day.
Jun 16, 2020 0:41:41 GMT -8
powerplayer: Hayafumi xwinshell kinda works nice if you use it to browse files
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meow: I have made a tutorial on how to get centered title text in windows 7! It’s in the visual styles section.
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meow: sihost.exe is garbage.
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