AddStor SSUTIL Utility Reports MS-DOS 6.x as Version 5.0 (96383)

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 Q96383


The AddStor compression information utility, SSUTIL, incorrectly reports the following information about MS-DOS version 6.0:

REPORTED version is 6.0


SSUTIL looks at the boot record signature to determine the version of MS-DOS. It then calls the GetMSDOSVersion() function to determine the reported version number.

Because the boot record signature is the same for MS-DOS 5.0 and MS-DOS 6.0, SSUTIL incorrectly reports the version number.

NOTE: The incorrect version number detection does not cause any problems or incompatibilities between MS-DOS 6.x and the AddStor utility.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/22/1999
Keywords: KB96383