Re: copying & pasting between XY and MS

  • From: "Kari Eveli" <lexitec@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "XyList" <xywrite@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2010 11:00:06 +0200

If you are upgrading to XP, you must break out of your cocoon and find a new 
cozy nest for your DOS applications. VirtualPC is a good choice. This way you 
can run your apps under native DOS and full-screen. Copying data gets done 
through a shared folder as files.

To install VirtualPC, go to my utilities page 
( and 

1) download MS Virtual PC 2007 (Windows Vista or Windows XP)

2) download my DOS Additions (, unzip 
it and open the readme file for installation instructions (DOS additions are 
needed to share a folder between DOS and XP)

3) install DOS into the virtual machine, then the DOS additions, and 
applications (Xy). If you install Windows 3.11 on top of DOS, you can use 
networking and DOS boxes, but this is a bit more complicated, and a not needed 
for basic operation.

One added benefit is that once you have your DOS apps in a virtual machine, you 
can copy the virtual machine to a newer operating system, i.e. it is totally 

Best regards,

Kari Eveli
LEXITEC Book Publishing (Finland)

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