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Posted by bigtruck902 [send private reply] at November 28, 2002, 02:45:13 PM Ok so this is REAL basic, but hopefully someone understands that they were once this lost too. I downloaded QBasic to start on my way to learning and developing my own programs. However, once it downloads I can't find it. Also I have windows xp OS and I'm not sure if I should open it in dos, or can i just right click on the desktop, create a new folder and download it to there. Will that screw up my windows if I do that?! Please help.
Posted by Neumann [send private reply] at November 28, 2002, 03:07:55 PM I do think you can go simple and download it right in Windows. Unless there is a big nasty virus coming with it, QBasic is really not the kind of old program that would screw up a whole system.
Posted by buzgub [send private reply] at November 28, 2002, 09:04:07 PM Download file. Save to a folder. Navigate to folder. Run program.
How hard can this be?
Posted by ItinitI [send private reply] at November 28, 2002, 10:06:32 PM Eh, I think you just forgot where you downloaded it. If you download it again, just check where you save it to disk.
Also, DOS is not apart of Windows XP, 2K, NT, instead you'll have to use CMD. To use it simple, type in 'cmd' at the Run form [minus the single quotes, of course] and press enter. A command line window should then pop up.
Good Fun & Luck with programming!
Posted by bigtruck902 [send private reply] at November 29, 2002, 10:59:06 AM Ok on one computer I go into dos c drive and type 'qbasic.exe' and it comes up, however, on this one, i can type whatever i want and it still comes up as not a known internal external or batch file (or something like that). I tried to download it on to a disk and try running it that way, but no such luck it says it can't create files. What should I do?
Posted by ItinitI [send private reply] at November 29, 2002, 12:19:32 PM Try typing in 'cmd' or 'cmd.exe' in Run, and see if anything happens [On your XP computer].
Posted by Psion [send private reply] at November 29, 2002, 01:25:58 PM bigtruck, I think the skills you seem to be having trouble with currently are below the minimal level we assume here. You might want to buy a book to teach you the basics of using your chosen operating system.
Posted by bigtruck902 [send private reply] at November 29, 2002, 02:32:36 PM Well thank you everyone that offered your assistance, as for those that just decided to give sarcastic comments...whatever, just so you know I have progressed very nicely within the past day and have created a few simple programs. Thank you everyone who helped me.
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