Bernd Blaauw wrote:

just copy IO.SYS, MSDOS.SYS and COMMAND.COM to C:,
and reboot system.
Then check if MSDOS boots first, and only when it does,
install Windows.

I ran a similar test today, and got an unexpected result.

Using standard FreeDOS:

1. Booted up FreeDOS from CD-ROM
2. Created a FAT16 C: drive and formatted it
3. Rebooted into pure MS-DOS 6.22 using a floppy
4. Ran SYS a: c: (it says "system transferred")
5. You can now boot into DOS 6.22 using the hard-drive
6. Run Windows real-mode setup

This time, I still get TWO items on the Windows NT/2000 boot loader menu

1. Windows 2000
2. MS-DOS (as opposed to "Previous Operating System on C:")

Hehe, so I guess there's a difference between simply using DOS 6.22
format, and actually using DOS 6.22 SYS. Maybe the IO.SYS, MSDOS.SYS and
COMMAND.COM cause the issue.

Gerry Hickman (London UK)

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