How to Install MS-DOS 6.22
Installing MS-DOS 6.22
Step 1: Create a bootable DOS Disk:
Note: This is alternate to if you donâ€™t have boot622.exe disk. If
you have boot622.exe disk you can skip this step 1 of creating a bootable
Insert blank disk on Floppy drive. Go to my computer and under 3 Â½ Floppy
(A) drive right click. Click on Format. Check the box that says, â€œCreate
an MS- DOS startup diskâ€ You can give a volume label any name at this
point. May be give it a â€œstartupâ€ as a label. Make sure that volume label
is not more than 11 characters long. Click start. When done close the
pop up box.
Step 2: Create DOS 6.22 Disk 1, 2 and 3 install disk.
You can search online to get DOS 6.22 disk. Once you get the all three
disk downloaded from online or any other source move on to following steps.
Create Dos 6.22 install disk number 1:
Format disk 1
Insert Disk on floppy drive. Format the disk. Follow the same method as
describes on step 1 above, but this time do not check the box that says
â€œCreate an MS-DOS startup disk.â€ Regarding volume label you donâ€™t
have to worry about it at this point. I will explain you latter why we
need not worry about volume label at this point.
After formatting the Floppy, copy all the content of disk 1 from the location
where you saved the download (or where you unzip the download) to the
Now here is the little configuration part we have to do manually. PC will
not recognize this floppy unless we give this floppy a volume label. For
some reason giving a volume label from windows doesnâ€™t seem to work
for me. You need to go to DOS window to give disk a volume label.
Label DISK 1
You need LABLE.EXE file on your disk to complete this step. Check to see
if you have that exe file on disk 1. If you donâ€™t you need to copy that
file from somewhere. I copied that file from boot622.exe disk. I havenâ€™t
looked around any other place to find it. I am sure you can get it online.
Once you have LABLE.EXE file on DISK 1 you are good to label the disk.
Insert MS-DOS startup disk (or boot622.exe) on Floppy drive and boot your
pc from MS-DOS startup disk (you have to change the boot order on BIOS
to boot from floppy drive first). Once you are on command line that starts
with A:/>. You are in business. Now type â€œLABLEâ€ and hit ENTER. Type
the Volume label in following format.
IMPORTANT: There has to be a space between DISK and 1. All together you
have to have 11 characters.
Follow the same process for DISK 2 and 3.
Now insert disk 1 back (you donâ€™t need to turn off you pc.) and type SETUP.EXE.
Follow the instruction on the screen.