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Old 01-05-2005, 09:06 PM   #1
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I know there is a way to boot XP into dos You need a floppy diskette but what does dos do? why is it any good? and what does DOS stand for?
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Old 01-05-2005, 10:17 PM   #2
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dos stands for disk operating system, it was the os before windows. hold you f8 key when you boot up, you can boot to the command prompt. dos is not any good for anything anymore, you won't get much use out of it unless you know dos commands, it's a text only os
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DOS is still moderatly useful. I use it from time to time to kill certain files, as well as to gain more information about my system. For instance, I use DOS to issue the 'ipconfig' and 'netstat' commands, as well as other various networking things.

There are a bunch of DOS games out there that are still fun to play, that ism if you're willing to search them out.
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