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.
ihatemetro: Both of those are dangerous to modify. I think you may have messed up the explorer context menus in shell32.dll.mui (they are stored there) and comdlg32.dll.mui could have stored some startup stuff. to run shell:startup. I did modify explorer.exe.mui,
Oct 20, 2020 12:27:56 GMT -8
ihatemetro: but it didn't do much and actually still worked fine (It was for taskbar context menu). Weird that 8.1 can't take shell32.dll.mui modifications.
Oct 20, 2020 12:28:11 GMT -8
Scamdisk: The only thing I modify in them is
Oct 20, 2020 12:31:28 GMT -8
Scamdisk: Changed the dialogs font
Oct 20, 2020 12:31:32 GMT -8
Scamdisk: to MS Shell Dlg
Oct 20, 2020 12:31:36 GMT -8
Scamdisk: And modified run and winver
Oct 20, 2020 12:31:46 GMT -8
R.O.B.: Never had any issues modifying either of those files when I was on Win8.1, and I was making very similar modifications. Are you seeing anything unusual in Event Viewer?
Oct 20, 2020 21:03:54 GMT -8
Scamdisk: Nothing looks wrong
Oct 20, 2020 21:15:28 GMT -8
Scamdisk: I would consider going back to 7 but since I use GPT
Oct 20, 2020 21:17:45 GMT -8
Scamdisk: I'm not sure about it
Oct 20, 2020 21:17:58 GMT -8
Scamdisk: explorer.exe did another loop crash
Oct 20, 2020 21:19:38 GMT -8
ihatemetro: Scamdisk Windows 7 can be installed on GPT if you have CSM enabled, that's basically the only way to install Windows 7 on GPT and UEFI. There is another way without turning on CSM, but that involves modifying Windows 7 to remove the VGA drivers
Oct 21, 2020 4:40:01 GMT -8
ihatemetro: and preinstalling graphics drivers for your integrated graphics (dedicated could also work too if you have one).
Oct 21, 2020 4:40:55 GMT -8
Scamdisk: Great. Another loop explorer crash when I logged in. Fantastic.
Oct 21, 2020 9:16:07 GMT -8
Scamdisk: ihatemetro I have some partitions in my drive, how would I access them in 7 if they're in GPT?
Oct 21, 2020 20:13:33 GMT -8
Scamdisk: I will try to remove the VGA drivers, but how?
Oct 21, 2020 20:25:13 GMT -8
ihatemetro: Scamdisk GPT disks and partitions can be viewed back as far back as Vista. Just make sure that your installation media is GPT and bootable via UEFI as well, or using DISM. Back in the day I have also installed Windows 7 without CSM and I had to find out
Oct 22, 2020 4:44:08 GMT -8