How to Distinguish MS-DOS 5.0a from MS-DOS 5.0 (82164)
The information in this article applies to:
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0a
This article was previously published under Q82164
Microsoft MS-DOS version 5.0a is a "maintenance" update to MS-DOS
version 5.0. MS-DOS 5.0a corrects minor problems that exist in MS-DOS
5.0, and synchronizes disk-based MS-DOS with the ROM version of MS-DOS
5.0. MS-DOS 5.0a provides no new features or enhancements beyond those
provided in MS-DOS 5.0.
If you are encountering problems with MS-DOS 5.0, contact MS-DOS
technical support to see if MS-DOS 5.0a will correct the problems.
The following table will help you to quickly identify MS-DOS 5.0a from
Please note that if you have an original equipment manufacturer's
(OEM) release of MS-DOS 5.0, the following may not apply. Consult with
your OEM for more information. The table is accurate for the Microsoft
MS-DOS 5 Upgrade.
File date: 4/9/91 11/11/91
Number of 5.25-inch disks: 6 (360K) 2 (1.2 MB)
Setup switches: /B,/F,/U,/M /B,/F,/U,/M,/I
"Getting Started" 55 pages 156 pages
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