MS-DOS 5 README.TXT: Machine-Specific HIMEM.SYS Switches (72159)

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

This article was previously published under Q72159


The following information was taken from the Microsoft MS-DOS 5 README.TXT file. This is the packaged product of MS-DOS version 5.0 that is licensed to OEMs (original equipment manufacturers).


Machine-Specific HIMEM.SYS Switches

To install MS-DOS 5.0 on a system listed in this section, you must do the following:

    Insert Disk 1 in drive A and restart your system to run Setup.
    When Setup ends, press F3.
    Edit your CONFIG.SYS file as follows:

      Add the appropriate /machine switch to the DEVICE=HIMEM.SYS command. For example, if you have an Intel 301z, your DEVICE=HIMEM.SYS command would look like this:
               device=c:\dos\himem.sys /machine:8

      Restart your system.
               System                    Switch
               ------                    ------
               Bull Micral 60            /machine:16
               COMPUADD 386 systems      /machine:1 or /machine:8
               Datamedia 386/486         /machine:2
               Hitachi HL500C            /machine:8
               Intel 301z or 302         /machine:8
               JDR 386/33                /machine:1
               Toshiba 5100              /machine:7
               UNISYS PowerPort          /machine:2

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/19/1999
Keywords: KB72159