MS-DOS 6.2 Setup Install Second Microsoft Tools Group (104890)

The information in this article applies to:
    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 Q104890


MS-DOS Setup may create a second Microsoft Tools groups in Microsoft Windows.


This situation occurs when the Microsoft Tools group location or filename changes. For example, the default name and typical MS-DOS directory lead to the following filename and path:
If you change the filename or directory location after you install MS-DOS 6.0, two Microsoft Tools groups exist after you install a later version of MS-DOS.

To prevent Setup from destroying your customized group entries, the setup logic is cautious when replacing groups. If your WNTOOLS.GRP file is still in the DOS directory, MS-DOS 6.2 replaces the old WNTOOLS.GRP file with a new one.


To work around this situation, delete one of the groups.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/21/1999
Keywords: KB104890