Becoming a Microsoft OEM for MS-DOS 5.0 (78135)

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

This article was previously published under Q78135


Manufacturers of new computer systems can sell a full retail version of Microsoft MS-DOS 5.0 to their customers after becoming a Microsoft original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for MS-DOS 5.0.


The only requirement for a manufacturer to become an MS-DOS 5.0 OEM is for the company to agree to purchase a minimum of 30 packages of MS-DOS 5.0 within a period of 1 year. An OEM can bundle a full version of MS-DOS 5.0 with each new computer sold.

For more information, call the Microsoft OEM Sales group at (425) 882-8080.

Dealers cannot sell the full retail version of MS-DOS 5.0 at this time. Dealers are only allowed to sell the MS-DOS 5 Upgrade, which requires a previous version of DOS to install. Plans to market the full retail version of MS-DOS 5.0 through dealers have been announced in an article by Bill Gates, published in Issue 14, 1991 of Microsoft's One on One magazine. However, no product release date has been announced yet.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/23/1999
Keywords: KB78135