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MS-DOS 6 and 6.2 Boot-Sector Identification Tag Is "MSDOS5.0"

The information in this article applies to:
  • Microsoft MS-DOS operating system versions 6.0, 6.2, 6.21, 6.22


The MS-DOS 6.0 and 6.2 original equipment manufacturer (OEM) boot-sector identification tag is "MSDOS5.0," the same as for MS-DOS 5.0.

MS-DOS 6.0 and 6.2 use the same boot-sector identification tag as MS-DOS 5.0 to maintain compatibility with some third-party programs. When you use the VER command or interrupt 21h function 3306h (Get MS-DOS Version) to check the version, MS-DOS reports the correct verison number.

Additional query words: 6.22 5.00 5.00a 6.00 6.20 OEM ID

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Version : MS-DOS:6.0,6.2,6.21,6.22
Platform : MS-DOS
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Last Reviewed: November 21, 1999
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Article ID: Q100092

Last Reviewed:
November 21, 1999

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