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Maybe mine is different (I believe it is if you are referring to Win95A or
before). First of all, F8 doesn't do anything for me. Next, my Win95 CD
does not have a directory called "OLDDOS". I can open a MS DOS window and I
can reboot in MS DOS mode. But, I believe in my case, windows is
"emulating" DOS. In either of these two cases when I type "ver" the
response I get is "Windows 95. [Version 4.00.1111]. There is nothing on my
system that I have found that will tell me anything about a DOS 8.0. If
there is any other place that you suggest I check, please let me know. I do
know that my version of Win95 is not commercially available and it was
intended to be shipped with new machines. However, a colleague of mine who
recently (after Win95B was available) bought a computer with Win95 loaded
only has Win95A (Win95 w/service release 2).

Bill Allen

> From: Dennis S. Wish PE <wish(--nospam--at)>
> To: seaoc(--nospam--at)
> Subject: Re: COMP - AISC Autocad Files
> Date: Friday, September 05, 1997 5:24 PM

> Beg to differ with you Bill, but Windows 95 (any version) is simply
> and DOS 8.0. The difference is that the operating system automatically
> launches Windows95 upon startup. You do have the option of starting in
> MS-DOS mode by hitting the F8 key when you see the CMOS information as
> boot-up. Then choose to strart in MS-DOS mode.
> If you want to use the old DOS tools, you need to copy them form the 95
> in the directory OLDDOS.
> The major change is that virtually anything you can do in DOS is
> into Windows and you no longer need your Autoexec.bat and Config.sys
> If you choose to operate in DOS mode, you must have an Autoexec.bat and
> Config.sys file - same as you used to.
> Dennis