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I've win 2000 Professional installed. How do i install DOS . Please explain the method.
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Why would you need dos ?
you can run a dos prompt from within win 2000 Professional
start/programs/accessories/command prompt
If you needed an older ver of dos it should have been installed befroe win2k then win2k would have setup a boot menu
I thinks if you were to setup dos 6.22 after it would over write some important files,then you would have to do a win2k repair, and it might not fix it
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there is a dos prompt available. It can run most of the dos appication there even though it is more like a emulated dos version

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You can install both DOS and Windows 2000 in a dual boot setup but you must install DOS first and then install Windows 2000.  The Windows 2000 boot loader will recognize the DOS installation and give you a boot time option to boot either DOS or Windows 2000.  Unfortunately, DOS doesn't give you that same option.  The DOS installation will take over the boot sector and remove the Windows 2000 boot loader.  So if you install DOS now, which you can, you'll have to go back and REPAIR your Windows 2000 installation.

Be sure to backup anything critical just in case, however.

Third party tools like System Commander from V-Systems can also be useful here.

Also note that DOS can't understand NTFS partitions so you'll either need to use FAT or FAT32.
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by:stevenlewis
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jhance  is correct, except one minor point. DOS won't understand fat32 either, so the partition must be fat16
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Thanks Jhance.
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You could easilly make a small fat16 partition at the front with P.M.
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