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MS-DOS 6.2 Setup Install Second Microsoft Tools Group

Article ID: 104890

Article Last Modified on 11/21/1999


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

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MS-DOS Setup may create a second Microsoft Tools groups in Microsoft Windows.


This situation occurs when the Microsoft Tools group location or filename changes. For example, the default name and typical MS-DOS directory lead to the following filename and path:


If you change the filename or directory location after you install MS-DOS 6.0, two Microsoft Tools groups exist after you install a later version of MS-DOS.

To prevent Setup from destroying your customized group entries, the setup logic is cautious when replacing groups. If your WNTOOLS.GRP file is still in the DOS directory, MS-DOS 6.2 replaces the old WNTOOLS.GRP file with a new one.


To work around this situation, delete one of the groups.

Additional query words: 6.22 6.20 stepup step-up upgrade

Keywords: KB104890