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Thread: MS DOS 5.0 & 6.0 Install Disk's

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    Default MS DOS 5.0 & 6.0 Install Disk's

    To be honest and upfront, I do not know how to use emulators, or how to get a disk image into a working floppy. I am more a hard ware person than software and should have been doing this 30 years ago. I am willing to pay for MS DOS 5.0 & 6.0 install disk's so I can restore an OS on my Model 1000 SX. All of the software I received with my Small horde of TRS 80's was not stored very well and has mold on them and are unusable. Sorry to be a pain and Thank You.

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    Hello,

    You don't need to buy it. It's abandonware and you can [Google it for more information on how to get it*]

    These are self-extracting floppy images. So you just double click them and they extract to a floppy.

    If you need some floppies, just buy yourself a pack of 3.5" floppies on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/222654468370



    * Mod Edit, we can't condone software piracy, if even the software is REALLY old.

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    I would be helpful to know what type (size) disks this machine uses.

    Do you want DOS 5.0 or 6.0?
    PM me if you're looking for 3" or 5" floppy disks. EMail For everything else, Take Another Step

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stone View Post
    I would be helpful to know what type (size) disks this machine uses.

    Do you want DOS 5.0 or 6.0?
    If he's citing his 1000SX (unmodified), then it would be 5.25/360 K.
    Surely not everyone was Kung-fu fighting

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    Sorry group, just got word I have some on the way, the tracking info must have gone in my spam file, Please disregard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Orange View Post
    If he's citing his 1000SX (unmodified), then it would be 5.25/360 K.
    I was working on a 1000 SX with dual 3.5 floppies w/ a Hard Card and HDD, but recently scored a free TX with 1= 3.5 and a 5.25 floppy drive. The 5.25" floppy was bad so I took the Hard Card & HDD and a 3.5" floppy out of the SX and put them into the TX. I am still going to work on the SX as soon as I get another Hard Card for my 20 mb external HDD. I can't say enough how well people are on this forum so any software and/or links will very welcomed. Thank You all.

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    My thanks to Allen Hightower for the OS 5 & 6 floppies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by exs1s View Post
    Hello,

    You don't need to buy it. It's abandonware and you can [Google it for more information on how to get it].

    These are self-extracting floppy images. So you just double click them and they extract to a floppy.

    If you need some floppies, just buy yourself a pack of 3.5" floppies on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/222654468370
    abandonware is not an excuse for piracy. but you can make a dos boot disk from a 9x or even XP system for free. Its not quite the same, there is also free dos too.
    I have dyslexia, I have alot of trouble putting my thoughts into words and spelling/grammar is something I struggle with.
    You may need to read my posts twice to understand what I said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Horse View Post
    abandonware is not an excuse for piracy.
    Do you have a link that points to a microsoft web page where one can order a new DOS disk?
    If not, what's option 2? Go on eBay and buy used magnetic media that's been used and stored God only knows where over the last 30 years? And where do you stop on that...do forensics on the disk and label to make sure it wasn't a bootleg made 20 years ago?

    Also, nearly every Tandy included DOS disks with the computer (1200 may be an exception?). Since you own the hardware which included DOS as part of the price, does that still go outside the morality factor when using copies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torch View Post
    Since you own the hardware which included DOS as part of the price, does that still go outside the morality factor when using copies?
    It does in mind as it's not a question of 'morality' but of legality.
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