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Offline Headoff_2

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Windows 7 x64 bit compatibility issue
« on: May 20, 2011, 01:41:23 AM »
Hello,

I have downloaded the NASM DOS set of files, created a new directory, and found the NASM.exe file. The first task I performed in order to get started on NASM was to use a command prompt to change the directory of the prompt to the NASM directory I had created. After doing so, I typed "NASM" at the command line and an error discussing the incompatibility with 64 bit Windows popped up. Is there a way to get DOSbox to work with
NASM.exe to work on the 64 bit Windows 7 Premium Edition?

Help suggestions will be greatly appreciated, I have tried YASM and FASM, but they did not work either.

Thank again.

Offline Keith Kanios

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Re: Windows 7 x64 bit compatibility issue
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2011, 04:13:54 PM »
A command line interface (CLI) doesn't imply DOS, i.e. 16-bit/BIOS.

The Windows 7 command line is simply a CLI within Windows... a different means of viewing and accessing the system. The basic commands and functionality for modern Windows command prompts do originate from MS-DOS, such as batch files, but it is only on a superficial (think "API") level.

If you want to run NASM on Windows 7, 32-bit or 64-bit, download the Win32 zip/binary package.

If you want to run NASM on DOS/DOSbox, download the DOS zip/binary package.

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Re: Windows 7 x64 bit compatibility issue
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2011, 04:42:58 PM »
Thank you, I appreciate your help!