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)
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.
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