MS DOS® Version 2.12 - Compaq OEM



Label used with permission of Compaq® Corporation

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Current date is Tue 1-01-1980

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Current time is 14:26:03.54

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The COMPAQ Personal Computer MS-DOS

Version 2.12



(C)Copyright COMPAQ Computer Corp. 1982, 83, 84

(C)Copyright Microsoft 1981, 82, 83



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Package Contents:

Disk image used with permission
Compaq® Corporation
Disk 1, P/N:101386-001
User Survey Insert, P/N:102957-001
Quick Reference Guide, P/N:100708-001
Reference Guide, P/N:100706-001
Outer Binder, P/N:100631

Collector's notes:
First one we've seen in five years as a complete package. Considerably difficult to locate, but still seems to be in circulation. Look for it as a bundled item with Compaq systems, vs. sold stand-alone for best hunting.

Estimated Value: Mint-$200 VG-$100 G-$75a

Vital Statistics:

Release Date: December, 1984
Disks in Set: 1
Diskette Form Factor:5.25", DSDD, 9 sectors per track
Capacity: 360k
Sector Size: 512 bytes
Disk Sides: 2



Version string (sector 03fh, offset 1c5h)



43 3D 0D 0A 0A 54 68 65 20 43 4F 4D 50 41 51 20 ¦      The COMPAQ

50 65 72 73 6F 6E 61 6C 20 43 6F 6D 70 75 74 65 ¦ Personal Compute

72 20 4D 53 2D 44 4F 53 0D 0A 56 65 72 73 69 6F ¦ r MS-DOS  Versio

6E 20 32 2E 31 32 0D 0A 0A 28 43 29 20 43 6F 70 ¦ n 2.12   (C) Cop

79 72 69 67 68 74 20 43 4F 4D 50 41 51 20 43 6F ¦ yright COMPAQ Co

6D 70 75 74 65 72 20 43 6F 72 70 2E 20 31 39 38 ¦ mputer Corp. 198

32 2C 20 38 33 2C 20 38 34 0D 0A 28 43 29 20 43 ¦ 2, 83, 84  (C) C

6F 70 79 72 69 67 68 74 20 4D 69 63 72 6F 73 6F ¦ opyright Microso

66 74 20 31 39 38 31 2C 20 38 32 2C 20 38 33 0D ¦ ft 1981, 82, 83     


Disk 1: Volume in drive A has no label. Volume Serial Number is 0000-0200 Directory of A:\ 12/04/1984 12:00 PM 18,272 COMMAND.COM 12/04/1984 12:00 PM 947 CLOCK.SYS 12/04/1984 12:00 PM 1,521 ENHDISK.SYS 12/04/1984 12:00 PM 1,593 ANSI.SYS 12/04/1984 12:00 PM 6,560 FORMAT.COM 12/04/1984 12:00 PM 6,468 CHKDSK.COM 12/04/1984 12:00 PM 1,600 SYS.COM 12/04/1984 12:00 PM 2,122 DISKCOPY.COM 12/04/1984 12:00 PM 1,850 DISKCOMP.COM 12/04/1984 12:00 PM 2,259 COMP.COM 12/04/1984 12:00 PM 8,096 EDLIN.COM 12/04/1984 12:00 PM 3,342 MODE.COM 12/04/1984 12:00 PM 5,968 FDISK.COM 12/04/1984 12:00 PM 5,129 BACKUP.COM 12/04/1984 12:00 PM 5,308 RESTORE.COM 12/04/1984 12:00 PM 4,506 PRINT.COM 12/04/1984 12:00 PM 2,439 RECOVER.COM 12/04/1984 12:00 PM 946 ASSIGN.COM 12/04/1984 12:00 PM 2,122 TREE.COM 12/04/1984 12:00 PM 702 GRAPHICS.COM 12/04/1984 12:00 PM 1,632 SORT.EXE 12/04/1984 12:00 PM 6,331 FIND.EXE 12/04/1984 12:00 PM 4,380 MORE.COM 12/04/1984 12:00 PM 1,078 BASIC.COM 12/04/1984 12:00 PM 1,076 BASICA.COM 12/04/1984 12:00 PM 64,272 BASICA.EXE 12/04/1984 12:00 PM 1,649 EXE2BIN.EXE 12/04/1984 12:00 PM 42,368 LINK.EXE 12/04/1984 12:00 PM 12,171 DEBUG.COM 12/04/1984 12:00 PM 14 DEMO.BAT 12/04/1984 12:00 PM 5,447 DEMO.BAS 12/04/1984 12:00 PM 15,114 DEMO1.BAS 12/04/1984 12:00 PM 15,261 DEMO2.BAS 12/04/1984 12:00 PM 20,987 DEMO3.BAS 12/04/1984 12:00 PM 4,977 DEMO4.BAS 12/04/1984 12:00 PM 16,128 USA.DAT 12/04/1984 12:00 PM 21,438 TEST.EXE 12/04/1984 12:00 PM 384 INTEREST.BAS 12/04/1984 12:00 PM 1,306 WORDS 39 File(s) 317,763 bytes 0 Dir(s) 2,048 bytes free

MD5 Signatures:

IBMBIO.COM 1f5b14791dcdd51012811c719d35134d IBMDOS.COM da5e37ccc9adfec0c30950762d1ab49d COMMAND.COM 6def06cc9857400329f59ac8fec73e64 VER command: The COMPAQ Personal Computer MS-DOS Version 2.12

Version History:

Bundled with the Compaq 8088 Portable Computer, this release included support for hard disk drives, format 360k floppy disks (vs. 320k 8 sector per track), and offered tree structured directories. The third Compaq OEM release (1.12 and 2.02 before it), this version comes in behind IBM DOS 3.00, but without the SELECT, SHARE, and ATTRIB commands.