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dBase III Plus

dBase III Plus

dBase III Plus

Believe it or not I am still using dBase III Plus at the dot prompt (.) to manipulate DBF files that I create by converting data from an excel spreadsheet to the DBF format. I will never give up my DOT prompt willingly but if my machine crashes and I have to get a Windows 7 computer I will be out of luck. Someone please save me from that disastrous event. Is there anyway to make thee dBase III Plus work on Windows 7?

RE: dBase III Plus

Why would there be a problem installing dBaseIII on W7?

What do you install it from though?


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RE: dBase III Plus

I use dB3+ on Win7 with no problem... db3 does not have to be installed if that's the problem. Just copy the dbase folder from your old OS machine and go. We have legacy Clipper 5.3 applications that are too expensive to replace and aren't that critical, they run fine too. dB3 is the best way to do those, out of application, data maintenance tasks that always come up.


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RE: dBase III Plus

dBase III runs fine under 32 bit Win 7.

Being a 16 bit app, it will not run in a Win 7 64 bit CMD window.

In that case, and assuming you have Win 7 pro, then install XP mode, which is Win XP running in a VM, and put your 16 bit apps in there. You can then set them up as shortcuts on the Win 7 desktop, and run them as if they were native Win 7. I have both a Win 7 and XP cmd prompts set up as shortcuts on the Win 7 desktop, which works fine.


RE: dBase III Plus

Thanks all for the information on running DB3+ on Windows 7. I now realize that it was the 64bit version of Windows 7 that was causing the problem. I was hoping to avoid the XP mode running on a virtual machine but I am stuck with that solution unless I want to downgrade from 64bit to 32 bit Windows 7. I guess that would involve buying a complete new computer with the 32 bit operating system.

RE: dBase III Plus

You can change from 64 bit to 32 bit without buying a new computer. You will however need a 32 bit version of Windows 7, and a backup of everything on your current drive. Reformat using Win-7 32 bit and complete the install. Restore your data, your 64 bit programs will no longer work but the 32 bit ones will.


RE: dBase III Plus

Would it run in DosBox?


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