Differences Between IBM PC-DOS 5.0 and MS-DOS 5 Upgrades

Article translations Article translations
Article ID: 75169 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q75169
This article has been archived. It is offered "as is" and will no longer be updated.
Expand all | Collapse all

SUMMARY

IBM is shipping their own version of the Microsoft MS-DOS 5 Upgrade called PC-DOS 5.0 Upgrade. It is currently available from software retailers. This is quite different from the Microsoft MS-DOS 5 Upgrade released by Microsoft.

MORE INFORMATION

Some of the major differences are as follows:

  1. Setup: IBM's Setup works basically the same, with some exceptions to the options available. You cannot install to floppy disks, and you must have IBM PC-DOS installed on the hard drive. Only IBM PC-DOS versions 2.1 to 5.0 are supported. You also must boot from the Upgrade to install.
  2. IBM PC-DOS 5.0 Upgrade has 122-key keyboard support.
  3. IBM PC-DOS 5.0 Upgrade has Icelandic code page support.
  4. IBM PC-DOS 5.0 Upgrade ships with Microsoft Mouse Driver version 7.04.
  5. IBM PC-DOS 5.0 Upgrade includes a utility to convert version 4.0 DOS Shell .MEU files into the current DOSSHELL.INI file.
  6. IBM PC-DOS 5.0 Upgrade does not include DEBUG.EXE and EXE2BIN.EXE. These programs must be purchased separately as part of the IBM Technical Reference.
  7. Date and Time of IBM PC-DOS files are 05-09-91 at 12:00p.
  8. The "IBM PC-DOS Getting Started" manual recommends using SMARTDRV.SYS as opposed to IBMCACHE.
  9. IBM PC-DOS 5.0 Upgrade includes AUTOCONF.EXE, which will make your original CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT files compatible with DOS 5.0.
The product included here (IBM PC-DOS) is manufactured by vendors independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.

Properties

Article ID: 75169 - Last Review: October 7, 2013 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 5.0 Standard Edition
Keywords: 
kbnosurvey kbarchive KB75169

Give Feedback

 

Contact us for more help

Contact us for more help
Connect with Answer Desk for expert help.
Get more support from smallbusiness.support.microsoft.com