Welcome to DOS Days

DOS Days aims to be a comprehensive online resource for all things concerning the hey day of the Personal Computer (PC) and compatibles.

Perhaps you're building a vintage PC, or you simply want to know how to do something in FreeDOS or DOSBox, DOS Days is here to help!

I publish regular articles covering interesting topics, such as how to setup MIDI on an old PC or how to partition large modern hard disks for use with your vintage computer, as well as relevant downloads that run in DOS.

DOS Days also has an extensive set of hardware pages with useful knowledge and downloadable drivers for graphics cards, sound cards and motherboard chipsets, as well as a built-in search function - use it to help identify your old hardware!

Why not stay a while and explore!

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Upcoming articles....

  • Viruses and Anti-Virus software - well under way - check out what I have so far here
  • Game cracks and cracking tools - already started on this.
  • Joystick jury (Flightstick, Thrustmaster, Sidewinder, yep - that stuff)
  • Getting a 56Kbps modem to connect to anything in 2022 ?!
  • A look into DPMI (DOS Protected Mode Interface)
  • Using old DOS applications today - fun or folly?
  • Installation of OS/2 - better than Windows but poor marketing and IBM's license-based model would bring down this power house of an OS.
  • SCSI - Fast yes, but was it worth the extra cost?
  • Flight Simulators - a historical look and comparison of DOS-based flight sims
  • EMS and XMS on a 286 - ** work has begun with my 286 board findings **
  • Dot matrix printers