Installing MS-DOS from Drive B (96707)
The information in this article applies to:
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0a
• 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 Q96707
This article explains how to use drive B instead of drive A to install
For this setup procedure, you need your MS-DOS Upgrade disks and one or two
blank disks. The blank disk(s) you supply should be unformatted or newly
NOTE: If you are upgrading a version of MS-DOS earlier than version
3.0, you must use drive A to run Setup.
To install MS-DOS Upgrade from drive B, proceed as follows:
• Start your computer with your current version of MS-DOS.
• Insert Disk 1 from your Upgrade package in drive B.
• Type b:setup and follow the
instructions on your screen.
• Setup asks you to insert the Uninstall disk(s), which is the blank
unformatted or newly formatted disk you supply. Insert this disk in
Setup cannot continue unless you insert a blank or newly formatted
disk in drive A. You must use drive A because Setup copies files
onto the Uninstall disk(s) that MS-DOS needs to start your computer
if you ever decide to restore your earlier version of MS-DOS.
For more information about the MS-DOS Setup program or Uninstall disk,
see Chapter 2 of the "Getting Started" guide for version 5.0.
Version 6.0 or 6.2
For more information about the MS-DOS Setup program or Uninstall disk, see
the "User's Guide" for version 6.0 or 6.2, or see MS-DOS Help (type help at the MS-DOS command prompt and press
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