MS-DOS® Version 3.30




Label shots reprinted with permission from Microsoft® Corporation

Boot Screen:


Current date is Tue 05-17-1987

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Microsoft(R) MS-DOS(R) Version 3.30

             (C)Copyright Microsoft Corp 1981-1987



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Package Contents:

Box shot(s) reprinted with permission from Microsoft® Corporation
Version P/N (complete package): 036-214AV330
Paper Box Cover, P/N: 00070
User Guide MS-DOS®, P/N: 036-214-167
GW-BASIC® manual, P/N: 036-214-168
Program Disk, P/N: 07372
GW-BASIC® disk, P/N: 07373
License Agreement/Disk envelope, P/N: 00067


Collector's notes:
Rated: Mildly rare.
Estimated Value: Mint $70 VG $60 G-$50.

Vital Statistics:

Release Date: February, 1988
Disks in Set: 2
Diskette Form Factor:5.25", DS,DD 9 sectors per track
Capacity: 360k
Sector Size: 512 bytes
Sectors per cluster: 2
Reserved sectors: 1
Root directory entries: 112
Total sectors: 720
Sectors per FAT: 2
Disk Sides: 2
Total Tracks: 80
File System: FAT12



Version String (Sector DF, Offset 164h):



0D 0A 0D 0A 4D 69 63 72 6F 73 6F 66 74 28 52 29 ¦     Microsoft(R)

20 4D 53 2D 44 4F 53 28 52 29 20 20 56 65 72 73 ¦  MS-DOS(R)  Vers

69 6F 6E 20 33 2E 33 30 0D 0A 20 20 20 20 20 20 ¦ ion 3.30

20 20 20 20 20 20 20 28 43 29 43 6F 70 79 72 69 ¦        (C)Copyri

67 68 74 20 4D 69 63 72 6F 73 6F 66 74 20 43 6F ¦ ght Microsoft Co

72 70 20 31 39 38 31 2D 31 39 38 37 20 20 20 20 ¦ rp 1981-1987


File Listing:

Disk 1: 02/02/1988 12:00a 22,398 IO.SYS 02/02/1988 12:00a 30,128 MSDOS.SYS 02/02/1988 12:00a 17,089 4201.CPI 02/02/1988 12:00a 459 5202.CPI 02/02/1988 12:00a 1,647 ANSI.SYS 02/02/1988 12:00a 5,794 APPEND.EXE 02/02/1988 12:00a 1,530 ASSIGN.COM 02/02/1988 12:00a 10,656 ATTRIB.EXE 02/02/1988 12:00a 9,819 CHKDSK.COM 02/02/1988 12:00a 25,308 COMMAND.COM 02/02/1988 12:00a 4,183 COMP.COM 02/02/1988 12:00a 11,254 COUNTRY.SYS 02/02/1988 12:00a 5,848 DISKCOMP.COM 02/02/1988 12:00a 6,264 DISKCOPY.COM 02/02/1988 12:00a 11,259 DISPLAY.SYS 02/02/1988 12:00a 1,165 DRIVER.SYS 02/02/1988 12:00a 7,495 EDLIN.COM 02/02/1988 12:00a 3,050 EXE2BIN.EXE 02/02/1988 12:00a 3,888 FASTOPEN.EXE 02/02/1988 12:00a 48,983 FDISK.COM 02/02/1988 12:00a 6,403 FIND.EXE 02/02/1988 12:00a 11,671 FORMAT.COM 02/02/1988 12:00a 6,136 GRAFTABL.COM 02/02/1988 12:00a 13,943 GRAPHICS.COM 02/02/1988 12:00a 9,612 JOIN.EXE 02/02/1988 12:00a 9,041 KEYB.COM 02/02/1988 12:00a 2,346 LABEL.COM 02/02/1988 12:00a 15,440 MODE.COM 02/02/1988 12:00a 282 MORE.COM 02/02/1988 12:00a 3,029 NLSFUNC.EXE 02/02/1988 12:00a 9,011 PRINT.COM 02/02/1988 12:00a 4,268 RECOVER.COM 02/02/1988 12:00a 4,132 SELECT.COM 02/02/1988 12:00a 1,946 SORT.EXE 02/02/1988 12:00a 10,552 SUBST.EXE 02/02/1988 12:00a 4,725 SYS.COM 02/02/1988 12:00a 3,540 TREE.COM 37 File(s) 344,294 bytes 0 Dir(s) 1,024 bytes free 362,496 bytes total disk space. 53,248 bytes in 2 hidden files. 308,224 bytes in 35 files. 1,024 bytes available on disk. 1,024 bytes in each allocation unit. 354 total allocation units on disk. 1 allocation units available on disk. Disk 2: 02/09/1988 12:00a 30,280 BACKUP.COM 02/09/1988 12:00a 15,866 DEBUG.COM 02/09/1988 12:00a 49,065 EGA.CPI 02/09/1988 12:00a 15,974 FC.EXE 02/09/1988 12:00a 80,592 GWBASIC.EXE 02/09/1988 12:00a 19,735 KEYBOARD.SYS 02/09/1988 12:00a 10,752 LCD.CPI 02/09/1988 12:00a 43,988 LINK.EXE 02/09/1988 12:00a 13,559 PRINTER.SYS 02/09/1988 12:00a 8,225 RAMDRIVE.SYS 02/09/1988 12:00a 13,234 REPLACE.EXE 02/09/1988 12:00a 35,650 RESTORE.COM 02/09/1988 12:00a 8,608 SHARE.EXE 02/09/1988 12:00a 11,216 XCOPY.EXE 14 File(s) 356,744 bytes 0 Dir(s) 0 bytes free 362,496 bytes total disk space. 362,496 bytes in 14 files. 0 bytes available on disk. 1,024 bytes in each allocation unit. 354 total allocation units on disk. 0 allocation units available on disk.

MD5 Signatures:

IO SYS 4AC610DEADECACE3C1FD14E1C7608B50 MSDOS COM 6C3C8B4AF7D928709709D7A2E49FA19B COMMAND COM 97E5FE6D5A366D8476A3F6318F70BF09 VER Command: MS-DOS Version 3.30

Version History:

Superceeds MS-DOS® 3.21. Like its IBM counterpart, MS-DOS® 3.30 added support for multiple hard disk partitions (last version to be limited to 32MB per partition) and the high density 1.44 floppy disk drive that had made its debut with the PS/2. It was around this time that IBM® and Microsoft® Corporation were ready for the OS/2® launch which occurred shortly after the release of this version. At this point in DOS development both companies assumed DOS would be phased out in preference of OS/2®. History would later prove the opposite, and with the market for DOS firmly established they continued with major and minor releases.