qbasic in windows 7

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qbasic in windows 7

Post by johnfin » Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:27 pm

I wrote some programs under xp, compiled them and they worked pretty good. One program was a file manager and created directories and files via a shell. Well in 7 there is no shell and the program wont run. Can I run my older programs in 7?

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Re: qbasic in windows 7

Post by burger2227 » Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:37 am

I'm not aware of any SHELL problems in Windows 7 when using QB. If you are you running QB in 7, you need to create shortcuts on the desktop in 32 bit versions only. 64 bit does not have NTVDM.

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Re: qbasic in windows 7

Post by bongomeno » Sat Apr 05, 2014 2:54 pm

Also remember that win7 has a different directory structure than winxp. Text based programs should run fine.
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