Is it possible to run programs written in BASICA on a windows PC? (Vista). RRS feed

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  • Dear all

    Sorry if I'm in the wrong forum, I was referred to here from:  Windows   Windows Vista    Programs

    Back in the late 1980s, with the aid of the book 'Microsoft Basic for dummies', I wrote a few simple programs in BASICA.  I was using an IBM PS/2 model 50z PC and saved the programs to a 1.4Meg floppy, which I have recently re-discovered.  Using a USB floppy drive, I now have the files on my present machine running Windows Vista Home edition.  Is there any software I can purchase or download that would somehow allow these programs to run on this machine.

    Many thanks

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013 6:54 PM

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  • Sorry, but you have posted your question in a forum that discusses Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF). I’m moving this thread.


    Hope that helps



    Cleber Marques

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    Sunday, February 24, 2013 9:55 PM
  • Hello Stewart7.

    You're talking about a very old programming tool that is not supported to run under the modern Windows versions.
    I suggest you to install a virtualization program, create a virtual machine and install the operating system you need to run the program you develop.


    Luigi Bruno

    Monday, February 25, 2013 9:40 PM