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Computer Technology : How to Start Your Windows Computer in DOS

In order to start a Windows computer in DOS mode, push the F8 key as the Windows logo appears on the screen to go to the pre-boot menu. Start a computer in s…

11 Responses to Computer Technology : How to Start Your Windows Computer in DOS

  1. emrah Tom

    February 21, 2014 at 5:44 am

    If the f8 button doesnt work, you can use the space button by continue
    pressing it

  2. caninlon

    February 21, 2014 at 5:51 am

    What if F8 doesn’t work??

  3. sangr3azt3ca

    February 21, 2014 at 6:43 am

    @caninlon get a new keyboard

  4. patrickchanning

    February 21, 2014 at 7:08 am

    when i go to open in safe mode with command prompt it just restarts again
    any tips plz????

  5. GTI1dasOriginal

    February 21, 2014 at 8:06 am

    Anyone any idea how to install DOS on a system that has windows 7 already
    installed? The idea is: When I turn my computer on, it will start in DOS so
    it shows C:> I’ve looked everywhere, but since Windows 7 doesn’t have a
    boot.ini, it can’t be edited, nor does windows 7 start via autoexec.bat or
    command com like NT-bases OS’s. Any help is welcome.

  6. Zerosk8er32

    February 21, 2014 at 8:27 am

    awesome now i now why windows 2000 booted up on vist a thanks

  7. Harrison Chou

    February 21, 2014 at 9:12 am

    just start and press f8 then press start window normally

  8. bjerr1ng

    February 21, 2014 at 9:40 am

    my pc is in DOS mode…how the hell do i turn DOS mode off?????? answer
    please!

  9. bjerr1ng

    February 21, 2014 at 9:44 am

    thanks! i’ve been in DOS mode for 4 years until this day 🙂

  10. Danicamanic

    February 21, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Did not work. Boots in vista after loading windows basic drivers.

  11. Lyra Heartstring

    February 21, 2014 at 11:37 am

    You can setup a console window to open on startup in fullscreen, but that’s
    the closest you can get. I’d recommend having a shortcut run so you can
    open the console in non-fullscreen mode via the actual application. Also,
    you can Alt+Tab out! … but yeah, that’s it. If you want to have some DOS
    commands that were removed, I guess you’d have to download the .com files.

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