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Old 07-07-2008, 11:49 AM   #1
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before speculation, this specific post has nothing to do with gaming, but it will enable me to start gaming.

Hi i'm currently having problems installing MS-DOS 6.22 to follow up with a Windows 3.11 installation. Not sure if anyone can help, I boot the machine using a DOS 6.22 boot disk and then i insert the ms-dos 6.22 disk one diskette into a: drive and type "setup" as a command. it brings up the installer screen and upon choosing to format the c: drive within the setup, dos prompts me to insert setup disk 1 (which is in the drive right now). i don't know what is going on, or how to get by this. 7
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Old 07-07-2008, 11:57 AM   #2
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I don't have a solution, but I suspect that - if it's a modern computer you're trying to install DOS on - you'll have better luck with Dosbox than the real thing. Even if you do get it to install correctly, I suspect more trouble later on. You can't really expect a 14 year old OS to work on today's hardware.
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Old 07-07-2008, 12:27 PM   #3
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true. well thanks for the insight i didn't look at that angle. even still, i successfully installed windows 3.11 (the OS i used to play these sierra games on) and as long as i had the ms-dos 6.22 boot disk in the floppy drive when i booted, was able to run windows 3.11, and return to dos. i was able to actually install the games disk by disk and play them fine... i was merely trying to install dos 6.22 just so i didn't have to keep the boot disk in the floppy.

mind you this computer has no need other than to play old dos games... win 3.11 is hilarious!
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Old 07-07-2008, 09:52 PM   #4
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You might just want to use DOSBox on your modern PC. I can get far more games to run in DOSBox than I ever could on any real single PC. You can also install Win3x in it.
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Old 07-09-2008, 05:57 AM   #5
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You can also install Win3x in it.
Indeed! See the following link for a very detailed installation guide:

http://vogons.zetafleet.com/viewtopic.php?t=9405
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