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 MS-DOS Upgrade.

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 formatted.

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 drive A.

    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.


Version 5.0

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 ENTER).

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 5/12/2003
Keywords: KB96707