Forcing the Installation of Only MS-DOS 5 or Windows 3.1 (85162)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft Windows 3.1
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0

This article was previously published under Q85162


Switches, parameters, and/or command line settings do not exist to force the Windows & MS-DOS 5 for IBM PS/2 Setup program to install only Windows 3.1 or MS-DOS 5. However, there are methods to do this.

To Install MS-DOS 5 Only

To install MS-DOS 5 only, cancel the Windows installation by pressing F3 twice when you are prompted for the Windows 3.1 directory.

To Install Windows 3.1 Only

If you have already installed MS-DOS 5 and want to install or reinstall only Windows 3.1, run the Microsoft Windows and MS-DOS 5 for IBM PS/2 Setup program again. It detects that MS-DOS 5 is already installed and installs only Microsoft Windows 3.1.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 10/14/2003
Keywords: KB85162