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#1 DjmUK



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Posted 04 June 2005 - 21:27

MS-DOS 6.22 is free to download (legally) but I cannot find it. I need it for specific programs to run.

Microsoft's website has links to a single setup file, but that's no good - I'm looking for the links to download:
- DISK 1
- DISK 2
- DISK 3

I already have the DOS 6.22 bootdisk, but I'm having no luck in finding the actual OS.

Thanks in advance.

#2 BigCheese


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Posted 04 June 2005 - 21:27

Have a look on eMule.

#3 wv@gt


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Posted 04 June 2005 - 21:32

cant you extract dos from a windows 95 or windows 98 disk.

#4 TrekRich



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Posted 04 June 2005 - 21:34

I know this is against the post and all, but i am really curious to find out what you want to run on it. When you get your copy.

#5 OP DjmUK



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Posted 04 June 2005 - 21:37

Never used eMule.

95/98 - I don't have those operating system. I use XP-Pro, and all I need are these 3x MS-DOS 6.22 setup disks.

We have an old piece of legacy software that is dependanct on DOS as a client operating system. Upgrades are not an option due to finances etc. etc. and I'm looking for this OS as a backup disk because I realised we don't have a backup of it.

#6 noll3095


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Posted 04 June 2005 - 22:14

Well MS does have 6.22 Step-Up for download:


Though I believe it's only an upgrade to 6.22 from 6.0-6.21.

#7 Noloony


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Posted 05 November 2006 - 01:59

Better late than never but...

i was searching for dos 6.22 wen i found this tread and i think i got a Solusion for DjmUK's problem.. he probbly has a solution but... other can use this info

i made a lidel guide how to turn the setup form the folloing link into a 3 disk setup

- Open up stepup.exe in winrar extract the files to a new map
- Open Setup.Bat in Notepad, Delete the following code, And save the file
REM  This batch file expands the MS-DOS 6.22 Step-Up files and
REM  then runs MS-DOS 6.22 Setup.

if %1'==RESTART' goto restart
if not exist 1MSDOS62.EXE goto missing

REM ----- Do expansion of a split archive -----
md C:\stepup
if not exist c:\stepup\nul goto dir_err

REM Copy this batch file to the hard disk and transfer control to
REM it so user can change floppies.
- Copy the new Setup.bat, 1MSDOS62.EXE, DBLCDESC.TXT, DESCRIP.TXT, NEW4_622.TXT, and README.NOW to a 1.44 MB disk (Name it: MSdos 6.22 setup 1/3)
- Swap the 1.44 MB floppy disk for a empty 1.44 MB floppy disk (name it: MSdos 6.22 setup 2/3)
- Copy 2MSDOS62.EXE to the floppy disk
- Swap the 1.44 disk for another empty 1.44 MB floppy disk (name it: MSdos 6.22 setup 3/3)
- Copy 3MSDOS62.EXE to the floppy disk

Now you created a 3 Disk setup

Edited by Noloony, 05 November 2006 - 02:14.

#8 Tha1



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Posted 05 November 2006 - 16:05

Do it really need to be MS-DOS? Because you can try FreeDOS. It's mainly the same thing, and it's also free. If you want to give it a try, you can find it here

#9 +Elliot B.

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 07:38

Does this help?

#10 jordanspringer



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Posted 06 November 2006 - 07:41

hmmm, I'm wondering if the original poster is even still looking for this after 1.5 years :p hehe

#11 boogerjones



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Posted 06 November 2006 - 07:51

hmmm, I'm wondering if the original poster is even still looking for this after 1.5 years :p hehe

LOL. Nice.

#12 ReDFoX2200



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Posted 06 November 2006 - 08:03

I still have the original 3 disk if u want mail me I will send them to u :)

#13 wicker_man



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Posted 06 November 2006 - 08:18

You guys obviously have no idea that almost any manufacturing business still heavily depends on MS-DOS.

#14 Orry Verducci

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 18:38

That's actually an interesting fact, and I'm surprised their are no newer alternatives. For example, all the computers in my school run Windows XP Pro, except for the Computer Aided Design one used by the engineering department which still runs Windows 95 purely for the reason that the software relys on DOS.

#15 modernponderer



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Posted 16 November 2006 - 02:17

MS-DOS 6.22 is still protected by copyright laws. Therefore, distributing copies is illegal.