MS-DOS 6.x Upgrade Does Not Update SHELL= in CONFIG.SYS (96330)
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 Q96330
Unlike previous versions of Microsoft MS-DOS, when you install MS-DOS
6.x Upgrade, the Shell command in the CONFIG.SYS file is not updated if you
are not using COMMAND.COM.
If you are using a third-party shell with MS-DOS 6.0 or 6.2, you may
have problems with multiple-configuration menus, MemMaker, and the
startup function keys (F5 and F8).
To correct these problems, either use COMMAND.COM or contact your
third-party shell manufacturer for an updated version.
The default Shell command for MS-DOS 6 Upgrade or MS-DOS 6.2 is as
shell=c:\dos\command.com c:\dos /p
If the current Shell is COMMAND.COM, Setup updates the path, keeps the
/E parameter (if there is one), and adds the /P parameter if it does
not already exist.
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