MS-DOS Upgrade Setup Adds C: \DOS to Each PATH Statement (100854)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.0
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.2
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.21
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.22

This article was previously published under Q100854


MS-DOS Upgrade Setup adds your MS-DOS directory (typically C:\DOS) to each PATH statement in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file. For example, if your MS-DOS directory is C:\DOS and you have the following two path statements
Setup adds C:\DOS; to both of them, resulting in the following:
If your MS-DOS directory is in the PATH twice, some applications may not behave as expected. For example, Windows Setup finds MS-DOS-based applications twice when it searches your hard disk based on the PATH.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/22/1999
Keywords: KB100854