Using MS-DOS Shell and Windows Together (71713)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0

This article was previously published under Q71713


Both MS-DOS version 5.0 Shell and Windows provide task switching. Having two task switchers simultaneously in memory may cause a conflict; therefore, when using Shell and Windows together, do not enable the Shell task switcher.


MS-DOS versions 4.x Shell does not provide task switch capabilities, so there is no problem using those Shell versions with Windows.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/23/1999
Keywords: KB71713