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Notice: While installing Tao ExDOS on Windows 7, 8 or 10, you might see a message stating the file came from an unknown source. This is due to security changes in the operating systems via security updates. The issue is being taken care of on our end and should be fixed soon. The files can be installed safely and are digitally signed as they always are.


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Full support for DOS on Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000 and Windows Terminal Server 2008, 2003. Printing from DOS and parallel port (LPT) to any printer, including fax, PDF, image files and Word document files.

KB10003: Tao ExDOS First Steps - Setting up a shortcut for a DOS application
Versions: Ultimate, Standard, Print

Keywords: setup, first use, shortcut, icon, kb10003

After installing Tao ExDOS, a shortcut for the DOS application needs to be created in the Tao ExDOS window. This shortcut will be used to run the DOS application.
The creation of the shortcut can be made in two methods: either by dragging and dropping the file used to run the DOS software, or by using our New Shortcut Wizard.

Method 1: Drag & Drop


Method 2: New Shortcut Wizard



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Full support for DOS on Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000 and Windows Terminal Server 2008, 2003. Printing from DOS and parallel port (LPT) to any printer, including fax, PDF, image files and Word document files.

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Tao ExDOS - Run DOS programs on Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows Terminal Server. Print to any printer on any connection (LPT, USB, LAN, Cloud printers), including All-in-One printers, Microsoft Word DOC files, PDF files, Fax, HTML and TXT.