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Microsoft KB Archive/100092

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

Article ID: 100092

Article Last Modified on 11/24/1999


  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.2 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.21 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q100092


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

Keywords: KB100092