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Using MS-DOS on the Amstrad PC

Ian R. Sinclair

Using MS-DOS on the Amstrad PC

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Published by Heinemann New Tech in Oxford .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementIan Sinclair.
SeriesStep by step
The Physical Object
Pagination192p. :
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15040337M
ISBN 100434918423

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The Amstrad PC was Amstrad's mostly IBM PC-compatible computer system, first manufactured in It was later succeeded by the PC It launched for £ and sold very well, as it was one of the first cheap PCs in Europe.

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Software for MS-DOS machines that represent entertainment and games. The collection includes action, strategy, adventure and other unique genres of game and entertainment software.

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It offered Alan Sugar an aggressive price for DR-DOS and for their graphical interface GEM, Graphics Environment Manager.

GEM. GEM was a Mac-like environment for the PC and it was a workable system long before Windows. GEM held out the promise of making the PC far more usable than the character based MS-DOS operating system.

The Amstrad XTs are pretty good at IBM compatibility, so you should be able to use any version of MS-DOS up toor any version of DR-DOS or PC-DOS. They can also run CP/M MINIX 1.x should work on any model except the PPC, PC20 and PC Cliff Lawson of Amstrad maintains an archive of boot discs for the PC, PC and PPC/ Part 1: The Amstrad PC and what it can do: The Amstrad PC - a new beginning; Introducing the Amstrad PC hardware and peripherals; DOS and what it does; GEM and the user interface; Using graphics and the GEM applications; Word processing on the Amstrad PC; Spreadsheets and integrated packages; Databases - the organised route to success.

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[1] Contents. Technical specifications. The Amstrad PC was an IBM PC compatible personal computer launched in by Sir Alan Sugars company Amstrad.

It brought PC computing to the masses and was soon to be found in offices up and down the country. We also have the boot disks for the PC Amstrad answers: Well when it asks for a system disk what it is looking for is a MB disk that has been formatted (FORMAt A: /S) as system format from any version of MS-DOS, PC-DOS or DR-DOS.

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In the following comment Louis Parks asked about MS-DOS/PC-DOS being a joint deal with IBM. Actually the answer’s a bit more complicated and has to do with the way the PC market worked back in the s.

People these days don’t remember what the world looked like back in the ‘80s as far as computers go. Amstrad PCW 16 - General Issues White Screen. These machines won't power up correctly if there is a printer attached before the unit is configured.

Disconnect the printer and boot from the emergency disk. Configure the machine and then reconnect the printer. Mouse Not Working. The mouse supplied with this machine is a standard serial mouse.

WordPerfect and Quattro Pro files definitely can be read by modern applications -- LibreOffice supports even older formats than those. Browsing modern websites graphically is a bit difficult, but lots of websites actually do work quite well in text mode -- there are builds of eLinks for DOS.

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Original disk images in Winimage format. Manufacturer: Microsoft / Amstrad: Localization: EN: OS: DOS.