Going from Dos 6.21 to Dos 6.22

Going from Dos 6.21 to Dos 6.22

Post by tdilucent » Mon, 27 Oct 2003 01:30:36

I recently bought an alleged copy of Dos 6.22 which actually turned out to be
v6.21 so I cannot run certain apps as I'd anticipated. Can someone tell me how
to update from v.6.21 to v6.22. Thanks for your help.

Tony D.

Going from Dos 6.21 to Dos 6.22

Post by spam » Mon, 27 Oct 2003 01:44:10

On 25 Oct 2003 16:30:36 GMT, Tony D. < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >
wrote the following to comp.os.msdos.misc:

There isn't a great deal of difference between the 2 (6.22 has Drivespace
while 6.21 doesn't) so it's likely that 6.22 won't work either. What are you
trying to do?


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Going from Dos 6.21 to Dos 6.22

Post by phil » Tue, 28 Oct 2003 02:09:48

the only difference i know of is the backup program
most any app thay will work on dos6.22 will also run on dos6.21

perhaps it;s just a matter of loading your memory manager (himem.sys)

btw: on microsoft's ftp site
IIRC they do have a free upgrade to msdos6.22

one of the few things microsoft will give out fre <g>

Going from Dos 6.21 to Dos 6.22

Post by Wildma » Tue, 28 Oct 2003 15:51:51

On 25 Oct 2003 16:30:36 GMT, XXXX@XXXXX.COM (Tony D.)

6.21 is exactly the same as 6.20 but without DoubleSpace. It was
a rush release after Stacker started their law suite. There is very
little difference btween 6.21 and 6.22, other than the addition of
DriveSpace. Only a few utilities were changed. So any Dos 6.x
compatible program will run on any version of 6. Your problem has
to lie elsewhere. Likely the system is not configured properly.
Posting your config.sys and autoexec.bat fles might shed some
light on the problem. Maybe memory management problems.
Specific info about the programs in question might also be
of help.