How to Install Old MS-DOS Tools in Windows 95

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Summary

Windows 95 includes most of the MS-DOS tools included with previous versions of Microsoft MS-DOS. This article describes how to install the other old MS-DOS tools that are not installed automatically by Windows 95.

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To install the other MS-DOS tools, follow these steps:
  1. Insert the Windows 95 CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive.

    NOTE: If you have the floppy disk version of Windows 95, you can obtain the MS-DOS tools from online services. For information about obtaining the MS-DOS tools from an online service, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    135315 CD-ROM Extras for Microsoft Windows 95 Upgrade
  2. At a command prompt, switch to the CD-ROM drive and then change to the Other\Oldmsdos folder.
  3. To install the MS-DOS tools in the default folders, type the following line and then press ENTER:
    instsupp.bat
    To install the MS-DOS tools to a different folder, type the following line and then press ENTER
    instsupp.bat <folder>
    where <folder> is the folder in which you want the tools installed.
  4. Restart your computer.
If you install to a folder other than the default folder, the Msbackup files are not copied and the Memmaker files are installed in the Windows\Command folder. You must move these files to the Windows folder manually.

If you install to the default folders, the following files are installed in the Windows folder:
   Chkstate.sys
   Memmaker.exe
   Memmaker.inf
   Memmaker.hlp
   Sizer.exe
				
If you install to the default folders, the following files are installed in the Windows\Command folder:
   Append.exe     Qbasic.hlp
   Expand.exe     Restore.exe
   Graphics.com   Tree.com
   Graphics.pro   Undelete.exe
   Help.com       Loadfix.com
   Help.hlp       Monoumb.386
   Instsupp.bat   Print.exe
   Interlnk.exe   Qbasic.exe
   Intersvr.exe   Replace.exe
				
If you specify an installation folder other than the Windows folder, all the files listed above are installed in that folder except for the following files. These files must be copied manually:
   Msbackdb.ovl   Msbackup.hlp
   Msbconfg.ovl   Msbackup.exe
   Msbackup.ovl   Msbackfr.ovl
   Msbconfg.hlp   Msbackdr.ovl
   Msbackfb.ovl
				
When you use the Instsupp.bat file to install the MS-DOS tools, the Setver table is updated to reflect the changes. However, the Setver table is not updated for Restore.exe. For additional information about this issue, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
138248 Instsupp.bat File Does Not Install Restore.exe Properly

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Article ID: 147831 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 2.0
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  • Microsoft Windows 95
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