Re: USB memory stick and Foxsat
- From: Steve Thackery <nobody@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 24 Dec 2010 18:08:59 GMT
Thanks Mike, I tried that and was surprised to find dos.... thought that was left
out by M$ with XP...
It isn't DOS. You are right, DOS was left out of the entire NT family of OSs, although there is a Virtual DOS Machine which will run many (but not all) DOS applications.*
What you are seeing is the NT command prompt. It looks superficially like DOS, but talks to the NT operating system. You can use it to launch any program, including compatible DOS programs - the OS decides which environment to run it in (native Win32 for normal "Windows" programs, the NTVDM for DOS programs, and the .Net runtime for .Net programs).
The NT family consists of Windows NT 3.1, 3.5, 3.51, 4, Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7, along with all their server products since '93.
*The NT VDM (Virtual DOS Machine) is no longer provided in 64-bit Windows.
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