Sunday, 30 October 2011

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Indroduction to MS DOS

MS-DOS (Microsoft disc operating system)

MS-DOS is a command based single user, single tasking operating system by Microsoft. This is very popular and useful operating system and widely used operating system also. Microsoft gifts MS-DOS free with current versions of Windows. It can also defined as “An operating system used on all personal computers and compatibles. As with other operating systems, such as OS/2, it translates user keyboard input into operations the computer can perform.” MS-DOS can be easily accessed by using the command prompt interface, while MS-DOS-based programs can be accessed through the use of shortcuts on the desktop.

How to Start MS DOS?

You can open MS-DOS in two ways. These are as following:
  1. Click on Start → Programs → Accessories → Command Prompt.
  2. Click on Start → Run → type command → OK.

    Click on Start → Run → type cmd →OK.
    Hit Ctrl+Enter to enter full screen mode.