Config.nt in Windows Vista 64-bit RRS feed

  • Question

  • We are configuring an old MS-DOS application (AccPac Plus) under Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit.  We have successfully configured this application many times under Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit.  In so doing, we need to make a modification to the CONFIG.NT file which is accessed when opening a DOS program.

    Unfortunately, we cannot find the CONFIG.NT file in Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit.  Likewise, we receive an error message when trying to create a desktop shortcut to the DOS program file that tells us Windows was unable to create the shortcut.  It does leave a residual shortcut on the desktop, but it does not appear to be a MS-DOS shortcut with all the standard settings for an MS-DOS shortcut.

    Any ideas where the CONFIG.NT file is located (a search of our drives finds none) or why we cannot successfully create a shortcut to an MS-DOS program?  Remember, we have had no difficulty configurating this program in Vista 32-bit.

    Thank you for any assistance. 
    Thursday, April 30, 2009 7:43 PM


  • Hello,


    In Windows Vista 64-bit, there is no config.nt available, since 64-bit Vista will not be allowed to run 16-bit programs, not even in "DOS" mode. If your old MS-DOS application (AccPac Plus) is a 16-bit application, I don’t think that it could work well under Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit.


    To the issue of creating shortcuts, you might test the problem on some other applications. If the issue only occurred with AccPac Plus, you'd better contact its own support to solve the problem in timely manner or confirm whether the application has the 64bit edition. Thanks for your time and understanding!


    Good Luck!

    • Marked as answer by Andy Song Monday, May 11, 2009 10:37 AM
    Monday, May 4, 2009 8:47 AM