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Old DOS Newbie Seeks Advice (Miscellaneous)

posted by CluelessInSeattl(R), Seattle, USA, 12.07.2012, 20:35

Hi!

I'm an old guy disabled by chronic illness that keeps me pretty much housebound, (and sometimes pretty much bed bound).

Years ago I had a laptop on which I ran MS-DOS 6.21 and had a lot of fun writing batch files for it. I used to use that laptop as a notepad for jotting down ideas. But that laptop died years ago, and my DOS disks have been in storage ever since.

I recently was given an old laptop with a floppy drive, so I dug out all my old floppies, and am trying get my old DOS system working again on this "new" hand-me-down computer.

I'm afraid that with the passage of the years, and the cognitive deficits from my illness, I'm having quite a difficult time remembering how my old system worked. But, I am making progress, albeit very slowly, and am very close to having my (overly complicated) note-taking system up and running again.

My goal is to first get myself up-to-speed on my old MS-DOS 6.21 system, and then try to transfer it over to a more up-to-date version of DOS that I can run on a modern laptop.

I'm hoping that I'll be able to get some advice on this project here in this forum.

I wasn't sure which category to post in, so I figured that "Miscellaneous" was probably the best place to start.

Will in Seattle
a.k.a. "Clueless"

 

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