OLD_DOS.x Directory Created Even if You Can't Uninstall (94414)

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 Q94414


Although you don't have the option to uninstall when you install Microsoft MS-DOS 6.x Upgrade on a system with a disk-compression program (such as Stacker), Setup still creates an OLD_DOS.x directory.

Because you cannot uninstall, it is safe to delete the OLD_DOS.x directory using DELOLDOS.EXE.


Setup uses the OLD_DOS.x directory to create temporary CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT files when it modifies them. Setup does not copy any other MS-DOS files to this directory when you install MS-DOS 6 or 6.2 Upgrade over a disk-compression program.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/22/1999
Keywords: KB94414