MS-DOS 7.1 (CDU)

Comments

  • edited November 2017

    Since 3 fake Chicago builds were removed, why this modified version of DOS is still here?

  • Did you not read the description? "Please be aware that this compilation is not a Microsoft release, but it is provided for your convenience as some people may find it useful."

    It is not a "fake", it is what it claims to be - a custom compilation designed to aid users who wish to install an advanced MS-DOS environment from CD-ROM with minimal hassle.

    While we usually don't approve of customized build (such as Windows 98 with hacked up icons that some idiot calls a completely "new" OS), this software compilation provides a significant benefit to the community.

  • Ah, yes, this was a lot of fun.
    Still had trouble installing Win98SE, despite being "supported".

  • @WinCollector said:
    Since 3 fake Chicago builds were removed, why this modified version of DOS is still here?

    The community finds it useful!

  • Windows 3.0 TestDrive (as well as the normal 3.0 and 3.0a) run perfectly fine on it.

    You may want to consider using DOS 7.1 CDU in conjunction with FreeDOS's FreeCom command interpreter, to add features such as automatic command completion (a boon for people who don't remember the entirety of long command names).

  • edited February 2019

    http://web.archive.org/web/20080403103343/http://www.amigahistory.co.uk/c64web.html

    This machine allegedly came with MS-DOS 7 bundled with Windows 3.1, in 1998. So it appears that it did exist as a standalone product from Microsoft, if only as an OEM preload.

  • Commodore 64: Web.It was bundled with PC-DOS 7.0, not MS-DOS 7.0.

    You could find PC DOS 7.0 in the winword collection - it's not rarity at all.

  • @win32 said:
    http://web.archive.org/web/20080403103343/http://www.amigahistory.co.uk/c64web.html

    This machine allegedly came with MS-DOS 7 bundled with Windows 3.1, in 1998. So it appears that it did exist as a standalone product from Microsoft, if only as an OEM preload.

    The Rom ( converted to a hard drive image ) of that computer in German is actually on this website. The German version of the WEB-IT doesn't use MS-DOS 7.0 it actually uses PC-DOS 7.0 , I am thinking the English version would probably use the same OS. I still believe MS-DOS 7 wasn't available as OEM standalone.

    MS-DOS 7 is the same DOS that the original Windows 95 used when it originally supported only fat16. Microsoft started using MS-DOS 7.1 in the OSR 2 version of windows 95 for fat32 support , which is the same version that is used in both versions of Windows 98.

  • You can install 7.1 from a Win98SE no ram drive boot disk. Run FDISK, restart, then run Format C: /s
    Create a directory in C called DOS
    Copy the boot disk contents to DOS dir
    Grab emm386.exe from Windows folder in 98, add it to the DOS directory. Boot into C.
    To get rid of the 98 splash screen run-
    Attrib MSDOS.SYS -s -h -r
    Then run EDIT MSDOS.SYS and under ;FORMAT type
    [Options]
    Logo=0
    SystemReg=0
    Save, exit. Run- attrib MSDOS.SYS +s +h +r
    Done! For best results have or put 6.22 on your hard drive prior to running FDISK.

  • There is unofficial standalone version of msdos 8 that was released by some russians. It is running fine and everything is working like it should. I haven't only tried networking. It is available on this website: http://www.multiboot.ru/msdos8.htm

    Site is a little cluttered and somewhat badly translated. Download link is down the page (MSDOS8.ISO).
    Here is direct link for convinience www.multiboot.ru/download/MSDOS8.ISO

    If you are going to install it, be sure to change config.sys or make a new one because it has some codepage (russian codepage) settings (OS and software is in english).
    Also you may notice there is no himem loaded anywhere. That's because it is integrated in io.sys which itself is compressed (that was to make WinMe boot faster). Because of that dos is always in high memory. I hope someone finds this interesting or useful.

  • So... MS-DOS 7.1 is an unofficial product?

  • The DOS itself isn't, but this particular package is.

  • @DeFacto said:
    The DOS itself isn't, but this particular package is.

    Thanks!

  • Here's the official website's backup on the Wayback Machine, for whoever is interested: http://web.archive.org/web/20150202002937/http://ms-dos7.hit.bg/
    There are some additional stuff there which might be useful.

  • i have Probems when Installing MS-DOS 7 on VBox 5.2.42 and i use 32 MB of RAM, i tried both Floppie and CD Version and it gives me this Error:
    The exception Breakpoint
    A breakpoint has been Reaced
    (0s80000003) occurred in the application at location 0x5aef80e6

Sign In or Register to comment.