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Get the book that set the standard for all other MS-DOS® books—now celebrating its 20th anniversary! RUNNING MS-DOS is the best-selling guide to the operating system that changed personal computing history. Featuring Van Wolvertons down-to-earth style and eloquent explanations, this one-stop reference makes MS-DOS accessible for anyone looking to optimize PC performance. Whether you work in tech support or simply want to keep your classic PC in top form, Van shows you how to master MS-DOS with unparalleled clarity and expertise!

Discover how to put MS-DOS functions and commands to work:

  • Tweak your system so that it runs more efficiently
  • Take control of your disk drives and devices
  • Create back-ups and rescue deleted work
  • Retrieve files faster and manage memory
  • Run legacy applications—including classic games
  • Write your own batch files and smart commands!

Plus, check out the comprehensive “MS-DOS Command Reference” in the appendix—great for answers and examples on the spot!

Synopsis:

Get the book that set the standard for all other MS-DOS books — now celebrating its 20th anniversary! "Running MS-DOS" is the all-time bestselling guide to the operating system that changed personal computing history.

Get the all-time bestselling guide to the operating system that made personal computing history. This special commemorative edition of RUNNING MS-DOS celebrates 20 years as the PC user's choice for understanding and using MS-DOS. Featuring Van Wolverton's genial, down-to-earth style and lucid explanations, this one-stop guide demystifies MS-DOS functions and commands for the everyday user looking to optimize PC performance. Topics include managing files, disks, and devices; using the Shell; editing text files; protecting your system from damage and loss; tailoring DOS to your specific needs; and creating your own commands and batch files. This 20-year edition is loaded with skill-building exercises and hundreds of helpful screenshots, illustrations, and examples.

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About the Author

A professional writer since 1963, Van Wolverton has had bylines as a newspaper reporter, an editorial writer, a political columnist, and a technical writer. He wrote his first computer program, one that tabulated political polls, for the Idaho State Journal in Pocatello, Idaho, in 1965. His interests in computers and writing have been intertwined ever since. As a computer professional, Van has worked at IBM and Intel and has written software documentation for national software companies, including Microsoft Corporation. Besides being the author of the best-selling RUNNING MS-DOS, published by Microsoft Press, Van is also the author of Hard Disk Management and MS-DOS Commands, both Microsoft Press® Quick Reference Guides, and Supercharging MS-DOS. Van and his wife, Jeanne, live in a 21st-century log cabin near Alberton, Montana.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780735618121
Author:
Wolverton, Van
Publisher:
Microsoft Press
Author:
Wolverton
Author:
Van
Location:
Redmond, Wash.
Subject:
Operating Systems - General
Subject:
Operating Systems - DOS
Subject:
Operating systems
Subject:
MS-DOS
Edition Number:
20
Edition Description:
20th anniversary ed.
Series:
Bpg-Other
Series Volume:
CENBR/01-4sp
Publication Date:
20020814
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.5 x 1.57 in 3.1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Get the book that set the standard for all other MS-DOS books — now celebrating its 20th anniversary! "Running MS-DOS" is the all-time bestselling guide to the operating system that changed personal computing history.

Get the all-time bestselling guide to the operating system that made personal computing history. This special commemorative edition of RUNNING MS-DOS celebrates 20 years as the PC user's choice for understanding and using MS-DOS. Featuring Van Wolverton's genial, down-to-earth style and lucid explanations, this one-stop guide demystifies MS-DOS functions and commands for the everyday user looking to optimize PC performance. Topics include managing files, disks, and devices; using the Shell; editing text files; protecting your system from damage and loss; tailoring DOS to your specific needs; and creating your own commands and batch files. This 20-year edition is loaded with skill-building exercises and hundreds of helpful screenshots, illustrations, and examples.

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