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tinman47
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 4:15 pm     Post subject: Questions For MS-DOS Reply with quote

I want to upgrade my MS-DOS 5 to MS-DOS 6 or possibly 7.
First,I have a few questions:

1.How do I do it?
2.What Is Reformatting?
3.Do I have to reformat my computer to upgrade it?
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snake_logan
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 9:48 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

1. Are talking about updating an older computer that only runs dos with no windows at all, or are you talking about trying to update the command prompt version of dos within a windows environment?

2. Reformatting is when you basically completely erase every bit of information on a disk and reinstall a fresh copy of whatever operating system you're using.

3. Pending the answer of the first question, and depending if an update is possible.
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tinman47
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 10:31 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I have windows,I just want to upgrade command-prompt.
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Larry Laffer
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 1:35 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

What windows, exactly, because I don't want to hear that you have XP and you want to upgrade command promt! Tbbbbbth!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 3:47 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

tinman47 wrote:
I have windows,I just want to upgrade command-prompt.

There is only one reasonable answer here:
You don't.

With all your previous postings in mind , I suppose you want to learn or doing things in Dos.
Your possibilities:
-> Install dual boot on your PC.
-> Even better if you're on W2K/XP/VISTA install VPC or VMWare.
-> The best thing : get yourself a cheap 486/P1/P2 and install Dos on it.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 4:45 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Why the hell upgrade you MS-DOS,get FreeDOS....
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 5:12 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Because FreeDos is 99% compatible with dosprogs, what's in fact pretty nice , but that 1% ......

And his question was about upgrade command-prompt , so FreeDos ? nope.

BTW, I dual boot an ol'486 with MSDos/FreeDos. Best of both worlds.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:01 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Ro@m wrote:
Why the hell upgrade you MS-DOS,get FreeDOS....


Also because he's not running Linux/whatever and needs not worry with such things!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:49 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Larry Laffer wrote:
Ro@m wrote:
Why the hell upgrade you MS-DOS,get FreeDOS....


Also because he's not running Linux/whatever and needs not worry with such things!

Laughing FreeDOS is good. But duel boot is in fact a linux thing. If you don't know it you can't do it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:13 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

init1 wrote:
Larry Laffer wrote:
Ro@m wrote:
Why the hell upgrade you MS-DOS,get FreeDOS....


Also because he's not running Linux/whatever and needs not worry with such things!

Laughing FreeDOS is good. But duel boot is in fact a linux thing. If you don't know it you can't do it.


Duelboot isn't a Linux thing... It's just a lot easier to do with Grub.
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MiniMax
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 3:28 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

init1 wrote:
Laughing FreeDOS is good. But duel boot is in fact a linux thing. If you don't know it you can't do it.

init1, please tell that to my PC which can tripple-boot into Win95 and 2 different WinXP installs. Heck, with a little fiddling of the partition table it can even boot Win98 instead of Win95.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 8:22 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Windows 98,me,95,3.11,3.1,3.2,3.0,2.0x and 1.0x can not use freedos. Maybe windows me but the rest i know for sure cannot. If upgrading go for dos 6.2 and don't go for 7.0.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 4:08 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

abyss wrote:
Windows 98,me,95,3.11,3.1,3.2,3.0,2.0x and 1.0x can not use freedos. Maybe windows me but the rest i know for sure cannot. If upgrading go for dos 6.2 and don't go for 7.0.


Why would you want to run Freedos on them? They've got access to the actual DOS... using Freedos would just be stupid. wtf are you thinking? lol
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