Special Edition Using MS-DOS 6.22

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Special Edition Using MS-DOS 6.22, Second Edition, offers coverage in the following areas: 1) Using DOS commands in a Windows 95/98 environment. There are many tasks that can be done faster and better in DOS than Windows if the user knows how. 2) Bonus coverage of popular non-Microsoft versions of DOS including Caldera's DR-DOS. 3) Coverage of essential third party DOS utilities and add-ons. 4) Exclusive Y2K coverage. See what hardware and software solutions exist to prevent Y2K DOS headaches. 5) DOS is still ...
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Overview

Special Edition Using MS-DOS 6.22, Second Edition, offers coverage in the following areas: 1) Using DOS commands in a Windows 95/98 environment. There are many tasks that can be done faster and better in DOS than Windows if the user knows how. 2) Bonus coverage of popular non-Microsoft versions of DOS including Caldera's DR-DOS. 3) Coverage of essential third party DOS utilities and add-ons. 4) Exclusive Y2K coverage. See what hardware and software solutions exist to prevent Y2K DOS headaches. 5) DOS is still important for many popular games. See how to best configure a Windows 95 or Windows 98 machine to dual boot to DOS for maximum performance. And much more!
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  • ISBN-13: 9780789720405
  • Publisher: Que
  • Publication date: 11/4/1999
  • Series: Special Edition Using Series
  • Edition description: Special Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1106
  • Product dimensions: 7.29 (w) x 9.05 (h) x 2.19 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Who Should Read This Book? 1
What Hardware Do You Need? 2
What Versions Are Covered? 2
What Is Not Covered? 2
How Is This Book Organized? 2
Conventions Used in This Book 7
I DOS Fundamentals
1 DOS and the Personal Computer 11
2 Starting DOS 23
3 Using DOS Commands 39
4 Using the DOS Shell 55
II Files and Directories
5 Understanding Files and Directories 97
6 Understanding Disks and Disk Drives 125
7 Preparing and Maintaining Disks 139
8 Working with Files 165
9 Managing Your Files 185
10 Protecting Your Data 209
11 Emergency Procedures 241
III Controlling DOS
12 Working with System Information 259
13 Controlling Your Environment 277
14 Using Peripherals 291
15 Controlling Devices 303
16 Understanding the International Features of DOS 325
IV Maximizing DOS 341
17 Using the DOS Editor 343
18 Understanding Batch Files 373
19 Understanding ANSI.SYS 399
20 Mastering Doskey and Macros 411
21 Configuring Your Computer 421
22 Getting the Most from Your Hard Drive 451
23 Networking DOS 477
24 Connecting to the Internet 489
25 Third-Party Utilities 499
26 DOS and the Year 2000 519
V Appendixes 525
A Files Supplied with MS-DOS 6.22 527
B DOS Environment Variables 543
C DOS Messages 553
D DOS and DOS Utility Programs' Keyboard Commands 587
E ASCII and Extended ASCII Codes 595
F ANSI Control Codes 605
G International Country Codes 611
H PC-DOS 617
I Caldera DR DOS 627
MS-DOS 6 Command Reference 647
Glossary 1023
Index 1029
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