MS-DOS 6.22

Originally 86-DOS, written by Tim Paterson of Seattle Computer Products, DOS was a rough clone of CP/M for 8086 based hardware. Microsoft purchased it and licensed it to IBM for use with Microsoft's IBM PC language products. In 1982, Microsoft began licensing DOS to other OEMs that ported it to their custom x86 hardware and IBM PC clones.

For IBM-specific releases, please see the IBM PC-DOS product page.



Release notes

Microsoft DOS 6.22 was the last standalone version from Microsoft. It was also the last from Microsoft to run on an 8088, 8086, or 286.

6.22 adds DriveSpace, a replacement for DOS 6.20's DoubleSpace drive compression that was removed in 6.21.

There's a really detailed tutorial located at http://legroom.net/howto/msdos that gives tips on how to customize DOS. We suggest you follow this tutorials suggestions for setting up and customizing DOS. However, if you're installing to a virtual machine, writing the disk images to actual floppies isn't really necessary.

Product type
OS
Vendor
Microsoft
Release date
1994
Minimum CPU
8088
Minimum RAM
512KB
Minimum free disk space
5MB
User interface
Text
Platform
DOS
Download count
1058 (436 for release)

Downloads

Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 (6.22.2220) (1994-05-09) Upgrade (3.5-1.44mb) 6.22.2220 Prerelease Upgrade English 3.87MB 79
Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 (Upgrade) (3.5-1.44mb) 6.22 (Upgrade) Upgrade English 3.86MB 49
Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 (Upgrade) (5.25-1.2mb) 6.22 (Upgrade) Upgrade English 3.86MB 15
Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 (Upgrade) (5.25-360k) 6.22 (Upgrade) English 3.88MB 9
Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 Plus Enhanced Tools (3.5-1.44mb) 6.22 English 5.24MB 127
Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 Plus Enhanced Tools (5.25-1.2mb) 6.22 English 3.83MB 8
Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 Supplemental Disk (3.5-1.44mb) 6.22 Supplemental Upgrade English 766.17KB 11
Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 Supplemental Kit (5.25-360k) 6.22 Supplemental English 1.23MB 8
Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 [Brazilian-Portuguese] (3.5-1.4mb) 6.22 Brazilian-Portuguese 4.45MB 2
Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 [Dutch] (3.5-1.44mb) 6.22 Dutch 3.71MB 4
Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 [French] (3.5-1.44mb) 6.22 French 4.47MB 5
Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 [German] (3.5-1.44mb) 6.22 German 4.67MB 51
Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 [Italian] (3.5-1.44m) 6.22 Italian 4.84MB 14
Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 [Russian] (3.5-1.44mb) 6.22 Russian 56.53MB 1
Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 [Spanish] (3.5-1.44mb) 6.22 Spanish 4.45MB 7
Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 [Swedish] (3.5-1.44mb) 6.22 Swedish 3.88MB 1
Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 [Thai] (3.5-1.44mb) 6.22 Thai 4.34MB 1
Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 [Virtual PC VHD] 6.22 English 2.99MB 15
Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 with CD-Rom Support [Virtual PC VHD] 6.22 with CD Support English 3.01MB 29

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