PC-DOS 2000

IBM PC-DOS was an IBM branded version of MS-DOS licensed from Microsoft for use on the IBM PC system. Versions of PC-DOS paralleled that of MS-DOS up until version 6.1, where PC-DOS was independently maintained by IBM up until 7.1, the last version. Although not the only OS available for the IBM PC when it came out, it quickly became popular due to its low cost in comparison to the others. Its direct competitors on the PC at the time were CP/M-86 and UCSD p-System. The major differences between PC-DOS and MS-DOS were only in terms of driver support and built in programs until version 6.1 where development diverged.

For Microsoft and other OEM DOS releases, please see the MS-DOS product page.

The first version of PC-DOS was released in August 1981 with the IBM PC. The last version released by IBM was PC-DOS 7.1, which had updates all the way up until 2003. This last version of DOS is still in use by some hardware developers usually embedded into recovery tools and BIOS flashers.

This OS does not have a GUI. It uses a command line interface, however PC-DOS 4 and later, like MS-DOS, also included the optional graphical DOSShell program. Like other DOSes, third party GUIs can be installed.


Release notes

PC-DOS 2000 is a minor update to PC-DOS 7.0 that fixes Y2K bugs. It is marketed as "PC-DOS 2000" but it reports itself as "IBM PC DOS 7.00, revision 1".

7.0/2000 was the last complete release. Although some embedded products were released with portions of "PC-DOS 7.1" that added Fat32 support.

Product type
OS
Release date
1996
User interface
Text
Platform
DOS
Download count
195 (45 for release)

Downloads

Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
IBM PC-DOS 2000 (3.5-1.44mb) 2000 English 13.22MB 13
IBM PC-DOS 2000 (ISO) 2000 English 13.39MB 21
IBM PC-DOS 2000 [Chinese-Simpl.] (3.5-XDF) 2000 Chinese Simpl 13.16MB 3
IBM PC-DOS 2000 [Chinese-Trad.] (CD) 2000 Chinese Trad 23.15MB 2
IBM PC-DOS 2000 [German] 2000 German 13.5MB 1
IBM PC-DOS 2000 [German] (3.5-1.44mb) 2000 German 8.24MB 2
IBM PC-DOS 2000 [J7.00C-V] [Japanese] (3.5-1.44mb) 2000 [J7.00C-V] Japanese 13.5MB 1
IBM PC-DOS 2000 [Japanese] (3.5-1.44mb) 2000 Japanese 13.5MB 0
IBM PC-DOS 2000 [Japanese] (CD) 2000 Japanese 26.07MB 2
IBM PC-DOS 2000 [Korean] (3.5-1.44mb) 2000 Korean 12.24MB 0
IBM PC-DOS 2000 [Swedish] (3.5-1.44mb) 2000 Swedish 8.08MB 0
IBM PC-DOS 2000 [Swedish] (ISO) 2000 Swedish 13.42MB 0

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