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Old 06. Apr 2014, 11:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Can WindowsXP be deleted and DOS installed?

I have an old computer with WindowsXP installed and would like to delete it and install DOS5 or DOS6. Apparently XP uses NTSC or something and DOS can NEVER be installed once NTSC has been used. Is this correct? and what should I try to accomplish this? I have lots of DOS programs and printers that use the COM port and XP won't communicate with a COM port. Or will it? Thank you in advance.
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Old 06. Apr 2014, 01:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you want to you can
It will communicate.
Get your facts and your questions right. I think you mean NTFS not NTSC and there is no reason why you cannot reformat your disk to any format you wish.

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Whoo hoo....... Thank you. Also, I knew it was NT something or other!
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I have an old computer with WindowsXP installed and would like to delete it and install DOS5 or DOS6. Apparently XP uses NTSC or something and DOS can NEVER be installed once NTSC has been used. Is this correct? and what should I try to accomplish this? I have lots of DOS programs and printers that use the COM port and XP won't communicate with a COM port. Or will it? Thank you in advance.
Wouldn't be a better choice to install Ubuntu server if you like to use the terminal command line.
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Wouldn't be a better choice to install Ubuntu server if you like to use the terminal command line.
What a brilliant program. (Ubuntu) I am going to get it now. Thank you very much.
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