Running MS-DOS Setup From An External Floppy (74661)
The information in this article applies to:
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0a
• 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 Q74661
MS-DOS 5.x and later Setup runs from only drive A or B. If you have an
external floppy drive that is not recognized as drive A or B, you need to
either reconfigure you hardware or run MS-DOS Setup from your hard drive.
To run MS-DOS Setup from the hard drive:
• Create a directory on the hard drive. For example, type md c:\temp at the MS-DOS command prompt and then
• Copy all of the files from the MS-DOS Upgrade disks to the temporary
directory. For example, insert the first disk into floppy drive A and
type the following at the command prompt:
Repeat this for all disks included in the MS-DOS Upgrade package.
• Change to the directory that you created in step 1. For example, at
the MS-DOS command prompt, type the following commands, pressing
ENTER after each one.
• At the command prompt, type the following:
This command starts the MS-DOS Setup program.
• After Setup has completed and rebooted your computer, delete the
temporary directory and the files.
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