SETVER Table Entries Are Not Maintained When Upgrading (94333)

The information in this article applies to:
    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 Q94333


If you do not install MS-DOS 6 or later Upgrade in the current MS-DOS directory, your old SETVER entries are not maintained.


When you install MS-DOS Upgrade, Setup updates the current version table (maintained in SETVER.EXE). If you install MS-DOS Upgrade in a new directory, Setup cannot update the old version table.


When you install MS-DOS Upgrade to your existing MS-DOS directory, Setup updates your existing SETVER.EXE version table. When updating SETVER.EXE, Setup does not overwrite exiting entries, even if the new setver table contains a different version. For example, if your SETVER.EXE table has a NETX.EXE 5.00 entry, MS-DOS 6.2 Upgrade Setup does not replace it with the new default for NETX.EXE (which is NETX.EXE 6.00).


To work around this problem:
    Update the new SETVER.EXE file, adding the entries that your software requires. -or-

    Uninstall MS-DOS and reinstall MS-DOS Upgrade in the original MS-DOS directory.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/26/1999
Keywords: KB94333