IBM PC DOS VERSION 6.3

IBM PC DOS Version 6.3

April 27, 1994
Announcement Number: 294-263


Document's Table of Contents:


Abstract

PC DOS 6.3 is the primary operating system for entry level IBM and compatible non-IBM personal computer systems.

New in PC DOS 6.3:

  • Smart Upgrade from MS-DOS** 6.0/6.2 or PC DOS 6.1 to PC DOS 6.3. Install is modified to understand the multi-config support delivered in these versions of DOS.
  • RAMBoost searches the CONFIG.SYS file to determine if DOS 6 Multi-Config is used.
  • Backup adds additional tape drive support, making a great backup solution even better.
  • Compression is fully integrated into PC DOS 6.3.
  • SMARTDRV is enhanced to improve performance and now caches CD-ROMs.
  • DEFRAG uses extended memory to efficiently defragment large hard-files safely.
  • QCONFIG diagnostic tool is updated to recognize a host of new non-IBM adapters.
  • MSCDEX 2.23 provides access to CD-ROM drives.
  • E Editor is enhanced to create a separate file of all search instances found on a document.
  • AntiVirus is enhanced to detect and eliminate more than 2,000 viruses.
  • Commas now appear when using DIR, CHKDSK, FORMAT and MEM commands.
  • No Swap Diskcopy copies the entire contents of one floppy disk to another by using the system's hard-disk as a temporary storage area.
  • Interactive Boot lets you bypass or step-through the CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT.
  • Interactive Batch Processing brings the step-through feature to any batch file.
  • File-Overwrite prompts you before overwriting files that have identical file names when using the COPY, XCOPY or MOVE commands.
PC DOS 6.3 is offered as a base product for new systems and a full DOS 6.3 upgrade package capable of upgrading over any existing DOS (IBM, or other, Version 2.1, or higher, installed on a hard-disk) at a significantly reduced cost.

A special, limited-time PC DOS 6.3 upgrade offering for licensed PC DOS 6.1 users is being announced separately.

IBM DOS 5.02 continues to be available to those customers not requiring the PC DOS 6.3 utilities or features.

PC DOS 6.3 can be installed from a server to an unattended workstation using the PC DOS 6.3 CID Install Utility. The CID Install Utility is available on the PC Company Bulletin Board System, at 919-517-0001, or by contacting your IBM representative.

One-Time Charge:                             $127
One-Time Upgrade Charge:                       77
Availability Date: April 27, 1994
**    Product or company name is a trademark or registered trademark
      of its respective holder.
IN BRIEF . . .

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| o  Enhanced PC DOS 6.1 Kernel                                     |
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| o  Improved memory management                                     |
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| o  Updated utilities                                              |
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| o  Improved commands                                              |
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| AccessDOS 1.1 features:                                           |
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| o  StickyKeys                                                     |
| o  MouseKeys                                                      |
| o  RepeatKeys                                                     |
| o  SlowKeys                                                       |
| o  BounceKeys                                                     |
| o  SerialKeys                                                     |
| o  ToggleKeys                                                     |
| o  ShowKeys                                                       |
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| AccessDOS 1.1, a software program that provides extended          |
| keyboard, mouse and sound access, is included in this             |
| announcement.  AccessDOS is helpful to users with disabilities    |
| and is available at no charge by calling 800-426-7282.            |
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DESCRIPTION

  • PC DOS 6.1 Kernel Enhancements
    • Display of Country Thousands Separator
    • Interactive Boot
    • Batch Processing for COMMAND.COM
    • New Prompt for File Overwrite
    • Enhanced SMARTDRV.EXE
    • Enhanced DEFRAG.EXE
    • Enhanced DISKCOPY
    • Enhanced FORMAT.COM
    • CD ROM Support (MSCDEX.EXE 2.23)
    • DOS Version Update
  • Improved Memory Management
    • RAMBOOST Updates
      • Learn Mode Enhancement
      • Multi-Config Environments
      • Stacker 3.1
      • DOS UMB Support
      • SmartFRAME Support
      • RAMBOOST within DESQview or Windows(1)
      • RAMSETUP.EXE
  • Updated Utilities
    • SETUP.EXE Changes
      • Version Control of DOS Tools
      • Windows path for RAMBOOST
      • Installation of new files
      • Multi config aware %*%Start_Ulist%*% o SETUP2.OVL changes %*%End_Ulist%*%
      • DoubleSpace Compression Enhancements
      • IBM AntiVirus Updated Signature File
      • QCONFIG Updates
      • CP Backup Enhancements
      • E Editor Updates %*%Start_Ulist%*% o Enabling of the "ALL" function o Removal of the QDATE and QTIME commands %*%End_Ulist%*%
  • Improved Commands
    • SETVER Updates
    • KEYB/KEYBOARD Enhancements
(1)   Trademark of Microsoft Corporation
User Productivity

User productivity is improved by significantly increasing application and disk storage space, improving ease of use in installation, and providing new, easy-to-use DOS utilities and commands.

Growth Enablement

Growth enabling is achieved by allowing applications to easily and optimally utilize more of the systems memory, disk capacity, and compatibility with DOS extensions. In addition, PC DOS 6.3 is enhanced with new device support for Mobile computers and PEN-based systems that are important new industry directions.

Systems Management

System management is accomplished by integrating auditability, data integrity and security tools at low cost.

Investment Protection

Supports Old Systems and Options: PC DOS 6.3 will provide a compatible DOS environment on the 8088/8086/80286/80386/80486 family of products (except PCjr(TM), AT(R)/370, and XT(TM)/370) marketed by IBM and non-IBM vendors at PC DOS Version 6.3 general availability. Assuming equivalent systems configurations and adequate memory, applications that execute on one processor will execute equivalently (except for performance and known incompatibilities between system units) on all other processors.

Maintains Interfaces (Compatibility): PC DOS 6.3 continues to provide an open system architecture that can be expanded via system extensions, device drivers and future enhancements. It also continues to allow applications to use DOS extensions. Application interfaces have been maintained and tested.

Provides Easy Upgrade: PC DOS 6.3 provides the full PC DOS function with installation specific programs that allow and aid previous IBM and compatible DOS users to upgrade to PC DOS 6.3 at a significantly lower price. A prior version of IBM or compatible DOS Version 2.1, or higher, must exist on the installation system hard-disk.

(TM)  Trademark of International Business Machines Corporation
(R)   Registered trademark of International Business Machines
      Corporation
PRODUCT POSITIONING

PC DOS 6.3 should be considered cross-industry and in non-IBM channels as the primary operating system for the entry level IBM and IBM-compatible personal computer systems. PC DOS 6.3 should also be considered as the operating system for non-entry IBM and IBM-compatible systems, whenever advanced solutions, very large memory, storage protection, and multi-tasking are not required.

The PC DOS kernel is based off the MS-DOS 6** kernel and is therefore compatible with Windows 3.X, Windows applications, DOS extenders, and DOS applications.

IBM is committed to DOS and DOS customers. IBM is making a real investment in upgrading DOS users with state-of-the-art utilities and hardware support (PEN, PCMCIA).

PC DOS 6.3 features competitive, award-winning DOS utilities which surpass those offered in the MS-DOS 6.0 and MS-DOS 6.2 product. The improved utilities, which include disk compression, anti-virus, full-screen backup, memory management, new full screen editor, and program scheduler result from alliances with award-winning software vendors and IBM Research.

PUBLICATIONS

The following publications are available from IBM and the IBM fulfillment house immediately. To order, contact your IBM representative, or an IBM Authorized Personal Computer dealer, or call 800-342-6672.

                               Order Number         Order Number
Title                          (Mechanicsburg)      (IBM Fulfillment)

PC DOS 6.3 Keyboards and Code Pages S83G-7531 83G7531 Order Number Order Number Title (Mechanicsburg) (IBM Fulfillment)

PC DOS 6.3 Command Reference and Error Messages S83G-7388 83G7530 PC DOS 5.02 Technical Reference(2) S52G-9932 52G9932

(2)   The DOS 5.02 Technical Reference is also applicable for PC DOS
      6.3.
The PC DOS 6.3 U.S. English publications will be available as online books through Mechanicsburg. For ordering information, contact your dealer, IBM representative, or call 800-472-4772.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements: PC DOS 6.3 will operate on all Intel-based personal computers (processors 8088, 286, 386, and higher).

The minimum processor system memory required for PC DOS 6.3 install is 512KB. A new system, one without a previous version of DOS installed, should also have a 720KB, 1.44MB or 2.88MB 3.5-inch or a 360KB or 1.2MB 5.25-inch "A:" diskette drive. The PC DOS 6.3 Upgrade requires a system with a prior version of DOS Version 2.1, or higher, including MS-DOS 6.0 or MS-DOS 6.2, installed on the hard-disk. Installation on upgrade systems can occur either from any diskette drive or from the network to the hard-disk. The minimum disk space required for PC DOS 6.3 is 3MB. The maximum disk space required for PC DOS 6.3 is 11MB.

Software Requirements: PC DOS 6.3 maintains upward compatibility with prior versions of IBM DOS. Support of functions that were supported on previous levels will be continued, unless that specific function is no longer supported by IBM. Functions no longer supported in PC DOS 6.3 include QBASIC and BASICA. However, QBASIC and BASICA from prior versions of DOS should continue to run compatibly with PC DOS 6.3.

Applications that were supported on previous levels of DOS should run compatibly with PC DOS 6.3. However, with each release of DOS, adding new features introduces some incompatibilities. Below is a list of changes that may cause compatibility problems.

  • A20 Gate Handling DOS 5.0 toggled the A20 line on and off as needed which resulted in a performance penalty but aided compatibility with older applications that made assumptions about the state of A20. PC DOS 6.3, when loaded high (DOS=HIGH), keeps the A20 line enabled for performance reasons. If users find that this is a problem they should load DOS low (DOS=LOW).
  • No BACKUP.COM The BACKUP command is replaced with the new full-screen backup program CPBACKUP. CPBACKUP is superior in every way to BACKUP but incompatible, both in name, switches, and backup format. To enable users to restore backups made with previous releases of DOS the RESTORE command will be shipped as part of PC DOS 6.3. Also, if the user has BACKUP.COM it will not be deleted when PC DOS 6.3 is installed.
  • New SMARTDRV The SMARTDRV disk cache program is totally redesigned causing the invocation and command line options to change. Install will automatically make the necessary changes to CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT.
  • MIRROR replaced with DATAMON Some of the functions of the DOS 5.0 MIRROR command is integrated into DATAMON. Users that used to run MIRROR will need to run DATAMON instead.
  • EDIT replaced with E The DOS 5.0 full-screen editor EDIT is replaced in PC DOS 6.3 with E. E is superior to EDIT in functionality but has a different user interface. Users that select EDITOR from the DOSSHELL and expect EDIT will get E instead. Install will not delete the users DOS 5.0 EDIT and QBASIC so current EDIT users can still run it. E was purposely not named EDIT to make this possible.
  • No BASICA or QBASIC PC DOS 6.3 does not contain a BASIC interpreter. Customers that already have DOS installed will still be able to run their BASIC or QBASIC product because install does not delete it.
  • Disk Compression Compressed hard-disks represent a departure from previous DOS versions. Users who compress their hard-disk will not be able to boot an older version of DOS and view files on their-hard disk. Compressed diskettes are also possible with PC DOS 6.3 but pose no compatibility problem since they contain a TSR program which will allow the diskette to be read by systems running older versions of DOS.
Planning Information

IBM Technical Support for PC DOS 6.3 PRELOADED on IBM PC HARDWARE: Technical Support is provided by the PC Help Center. For customers supported by the PC Help Center, the customer will call 800-772-2227. The Help Center is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If after analysis, a product defect is suspected, the suspected defect is forwarded to the DOS Product Support Group for resolution.

IBM Technical Support for the PC DOS 6.3 RETAIL PACKAGE: IBM technical support is available for PC DOS 6.3 until April 30, 1995.

PS Programming Support Center: The telephone number for service is 800-342-6672. Telephone calls may be placed to the Support Center 24 hours a day, seven days a week. End users may call the Support Center at any time; however, the normal hours for technical support are 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Eastern standard time, Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Eastern standard time on Saturday and Sunday.

Central Service: IBM Central Service will respond, upon request from an end user, to a defect in the unaltered portion of a supported release or licensed program. Corrective service includes corrected documentation, corrected code, notice of availability of corrected code, or a restriction or a bypass as determined by IBM. Defect support is only applicable if found to occur in the operating environment in which the product was intended.

Support for Large Accounts: Technical coordinators and IBM representatives have access to a RETAIN(TM) file via IBMLink(TM). The RETAIN file provides product defect information such as the description of a defect, the severity of the defect and the current status relative to resolution.

IBM Personnel Systems Competency Center: Installation and technical support are provided by National Technical Support -- Personal Systems Service and Support, Dallas, Texas.

  • Field Support Local IBM office personnel should contact their local IBM and area specialists for technical marketing assistance. IBM representatives are provided installation and technical support through HONE ASKQ. IBM representatives should research their questions in ASKQ using the search word "DOS6", with local IBM and ASC specialists, and in publications before submitting an ASKQ question.
  • Customer Direct Support Eligible customers may obtain installation and usage assistance through IBMLink Ask Questions - Support using the keyword "DOS6". To obtain information on customer eligibility and registration procedures, refer to HONE SUPPORTINFO using the search words "TECHNICAL COORDINATOR PROGRAM" or "MAJOR FUNCTION SUPPORT".
Dealer Support:

Personal Systems Help Center: Dealers have access to a Technical Support Group within the Personal Systems Help Center. The Personal Systems Help Center is a function within the IBM PC Company.

The support is by voice communication, providing technical usage support to the end user, who in this case, is a dealer. If the dealer reports a problem that appears to be a product defect, the suspected defect is forwarded to the DOS Support Group for resolution.

World/Trade Support:

World/Trade Problem Management: Analysis of Problem Management Records and the creation of APARs will be done by individual System Centers in each country, but Problem Management Records may be queued to World Trade Support in Boca Raton, Florida, for complex or unusual problems by the appropriate geographic Level 2 centers. APARs will be submitted to Level 3 support personnel at Boca Raton, Florida. Corrective Service is provided by PSP Service Delivery/LCG upon request by one of the System Centers.

Corrective Service

Circumvention Or Bypass: A circumvention or a bypass may be provided by IBM to correct a given problem. This corrective action is provided by IBM Technical Support.

Private Fixes: Private fixes are given to a specific customer to correct a specific problem.

Service PAKs (CSDs): Corrective Service Diskettes, referred to as Service PAKs, will be released as needed during the period of service for the product. Service PAKs contain accumulated "code fixes" during that period. Notification of the availability of the latest Service PAK will be posted on the PCC BBS and Talklink Bulletin Board Systems.

Service PAKs may be obtained from one of the following sources:

  • PS Programming Support Center A call is placed to the PS Programming Support Center (800-342-6672) by an end user with a problem. If IBM Level 2 support has determined that a Service PAK is available that fixes the problem reported, the customer can receive the latest Service PAK. An order is placed on the Retain file and sent to the CSD distribution center in Boulder, Colorado. A Valid PMR number is a prerequisite for placing an order in Retain for a Service PAK. The Service PAK is then mailed to the end user from the distribution center in Boulder, Colorado. The mailing address is that which was reported to IBM at the time the problem was submitted. Those persons who can obtain Service PAKs using the methodology just described include the following:
    • Dealers registered as Technical Advisors
    • Dealers not registered as Technical Advisors
    • Registered Technical Coordinators
    • IBM Representatives
    • Any end user who has acquired a license to PC DOS 6.1 or higher
  • The Dealer or Point-of-Sale Service PAKs may be obtained from authorized dealers. The end user may be asked by the dealer to furnish the required diskette(s). The Dealers have the following sources for obtaining Service PAKs.
    • Dealers who are not Technical Advisors
      • PS Programming Support Center
      • Download from the Electronic Bulletin Board System (PCC BBS) %*%Start_Slist%*%
      • 919-517-0001 %*%End_Slist%*% %*%End_Ulist%*% - Dealers who are registered as Technical Advisors %*%Start_Ulist%*% -- Using The PCC BBS Electronic Ordering System -- Download from the Electronic Bulletin Board System (PCC BBS) %*%End_Ulist%*% %*%End_Ulist%*% o Obtaining Service PAKs Via Electronic Bulletin Board System (PCC BBS) The IBM PC Company Bulletin Board System (PCC BBS) is available 24 hours a day. Registered Technical Advisors have access to the Bulletin Board System which offers a menu of services as part of the Technical Advisor program. Dealers who are not Technical Advisors and all other end users have access to the Bulletin Board System on a toll call basis. The toll number for the PCC BBS is 919-517-0001. Requirements for asynchronous electronic connection to the Bulletin Board System are: %*%Start_Ulist%*% - A modem that supports 1200 bps to 9600 bps communication - Communication software that supports 8-bit file transfer - A switched telephone line - The modem should be set at: %*%Start_Slist%*% Eight data bits No parity One stop bit Standard transmission speed from 1200 bps to 9600 bps. %*%End_Slist%*% %*%End_Ulist%*% The end user is instructed to refer to the bulletin titled "Corrective Service Information" on the Bulletin Board System for instructions once connected. o Downloading Service PAKs (CSDs) From The PCC Bulletin Board System Registered Technical Advisors have this service as one of the services available on the Technical Advisor Menu. Other end users, including dealers who are not registered Technical Advisors may select this function after connecting to the Bulletin Board System on a toll call basis. The CSD download includes the actual corrective service diskette in binary image, a README file with instructions to the end user in how to perform the installation and a licensed program that converts the binary images to diskette at the receiving workstation. After the download has completed, the end user is then told how to do the installation with information contained in the README file. o Electronic Ordering of Service PAKs (CSDs) on the PCC BBS Dealers who are registered Technical Advisors may order CSDs as one of the services provided on the Technical Advisor menu. The Dealer specifies his or her name and mailing address. A program operating on the server generates a file which is basically the same file created by the Retain system when a Level 2 support person places an order for a CSD. The difference is that with the electronic ordering system, a valid PMR number is not a prerequisite to order a CSD. The Retain file is then sent by electronic file transfer to the VMNODE in Boulder, Colorado that contains the CSD ordering program. A CSD mail order is then issued to the name and address specified in the file that was electronically generated. Post office box numbers are not considered valid addresses by the Boulder CSD distribution system. o Obtaining Service PAKs (CSDs) from The TALKLINK Bulletin Board System Customers who subscribe to Talklink receive a package that includes the communications program as well as instructions on how to connect to Talklink. Customers download Service PAKs from Talklink by selecting the Service PAK from the menu of services offered on the Talklink software libraries. o Obtaining Service PAKs (CSDs) From The local IBM office Any end user who has acquired a license to PC DOS 6.3 may obtain the latest level Service PAK from a local IBM office if the end user has a problem and a Service PAK is available that fixes the problem. %*%End_Ulist%*% %@%Bold%@% Problem Determination Procedures Service Information: The Service Information is contained within the product shipment group for PC DOS 6.3. Service information is printed on the inside back cover of the User's Guide. It contains the telephone number of the IBM Support Center. The customer is told what to do relative to problem determination before contacting IBM for support. The end user is given guidelines in where to go for additional technical information and is told how to obtain Service PAKs (CSDs) from IBM. Electronic Bulletin Board Systems: PCC Bulletin Board System: The IBM PC Company Electronic Bulletin Board System (PCC BBS), is owned and maintained by the IBM PC Company. Registered Technical Advisors have a variety of services such as ordering information, technical bulletins and corrective service diskette (CSD) downloading. Other end users may access the Bulletin Board System by calling the toll number (providing they have the hardware/software required). The toll number is 919-517-0001. The major services provided by the PCC BBS are: %*%Start_Ulist%*% o End User Message Conferencing Questions are placed on the BBS by end users and answers are appended to the question by other end users. o News and Announcements View recent information regarding products and services. o Software Library The customer can download application programs, device drivers, Service PAKs (CSDs), and Select PAKs (Fixes). o Electronic Ordering of Service PAKs (CSDs) This service is available to Technical Advisors only. The order is sent to the CSD distribution center in Boulder, Colorado and the Service PAK is mailed to the dealer who placed the electronic order. %*%End_Ulist%*% Talklink: The Talklink Bulletin Board System is owned by the IBM Electronic Information and Delivery Systems organization located in Atlanta, Georgia. IBM Talklink is the world wide IBM Electronic Bulletin Board System that is available via a subscription. %*%Start_Ulist%*% o Conferences and Forums There are several DOS Question and Answer Bulletin Boards on Talklink. These Q and A Bulletin Boards contain several PC DOS 6.3 related topics. The items posted here are shared between Bulletin Board System (BBS) users and IBM personnel world wide. o Customer to Customer Messaging Private messages can be sent to other Talklink customers. o News and Announcements View recent information regarding products and services. o Search Service Search IBM databases in an interactive mode. This facility includes a large Q and A database, IBM Center Flashes, and IBM problem management libraries. The customer will find information on problems and fixes. o Set Display Options The customer can customize for personal choice such as display colors. o Support The customer can view or submit problem reports that receive the prompt attention of IBM. The customer can also place orders for product related materials. o Software Library The customer can download application programs, device drivers, Service PAKs (CSDs), and Select PAKs (Fixes). %*%End_Ulist%*% Customer Registration: Customers who obtain PC DOS 6.3 will be asked to provide the serial number of their product, which is printed on separate stickers included in the product shipment group. %@%Bold%@% Definitions End User: An end user may be a systems engineer, technical coordinator, a dealer, and any other person who uses DOS in its intended operating environment. Service PAKs (CSDs): Corrective Service Diskettes, referred to as Service PAKs contain corrected code that address problems reported by customers. The corrected code contains an accumulation of code fixes (APARs) that address code defects reported. Technical Advisor: A dealer that has registered with the National Support Center as a technical advisor. The technical advisor package includes a set of services available on an Electronic Bulletin Board System. Technical Coordinator: A person who is designated to coordinate technical and service activity for others. This person is an employee of an account that is serviced by IBM direct channel marketing and support. Customer Responsibilities: Customers are expected to perform problem determination procedures and to seek assistance when required. Those end users who have access to technical Coordinators and Registered Technical Advisors are expected to obtain assistance from those sources before contacting IBM with a problem. Customers are expected to furnish additional data when requested to do so by IBM. Customers are also responsible to install Corrective Service Diskettes using procedures supplied by IBM. Technical Coordinators and Technical Advisors or Technical Liaisons (Level 2) working in System Centers are expected to do the following: %*%Start_Ulist%*% o Determine whether the problem is hardware or software o Determine whether the software problem is technical usage suspected defect o Identify which software is causing the problem o Submit data to IBM for analysis o Receive corrective service from IBM o Assist the end user in applying corrective service. %*%End_Ulist%*% Packaging: Distribution of PC DOS 6.3 will be on high density 3.5-inch media (1.44MB) and 5.25-inch (1.2MB) media. Upgrade and base packages will be offered for retail. Low density diskettes will be available separately and may be ordered with a coupon. The program package for PC DOS 6.3 and PC DOS 6.3 Upgrade, U.S. English, 3.5-inch media (part #82G5400 and #82G5401) consists of four 3.5-inch high-density (1.44 MB) diskettes and the following contents: %*%Start_Ulist%*% o IBM Program License Agreement (PLA) o PC DOS Version 6.3 Installation o PC DOS Version 6 Everyday DOS o PC DOS Version 6.3 User's Guide o PC DOS Version 6.3 Command Reference and Error Messages o PC DOS Version 6.3 Program License Information o Registration Card(3) o Two product serial number stickers. %*%End_Ulist%*% The program package for PC DOS Version 6.3 and PC DOS Version 6.3 Upgrade, U.S. English, 5.25-inch media (Part #82G5402 and #82G5403) consists of five 5.25-inch high-density (1.2MB) diskettes and the following contents: %*%Start_Ulist%*% o IBM Program License Agreement (PLA) o PC DOS Version 6.3 Installation o PC DOS Version 6 Everyday DOS o PC DOS Version 6.3 User's Guide o PC DOS Version 6.3 Command Reference and Error Messages o PC DOS Version 6.3 Program License Information o Registration Card(3) o Two product serial number stickers. %*%End_Ulist%*% %*%Start_Xmp%*% (3) Customers are instructed to fill out and mail in their registration card in order to be provided with information on future product announcements and special promotional offers. %*%End_Xmp%*% The separate documentation package for PC DOS 6.3 (Part #82G5399) includes the following: %*%Start_Ulist%*% o PC DOS Version 6.3 Installation o PC DOS Version 6 Everyday DOS o PC DOS Version 6.3 User's Guide o PC DOS Version 6.3 Command Reference and Error Messages o PC DOS Version 6.3 Keyboards and Code Pages. %*%End_Ulist%*% %@%Bold%@% Security, Auditability and Control Anti-virus protection updates have been added to PC DOS 6.3 to help customers automatically detect and eliminate known stealth, polymorphic, generic, and even unknown viruses without damaging any of the customer's files or applications. There are no new auditability or control features in PC DOS 6.3. User management is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities. %@%Bold%@%<6zl> ORDERING INFORMATION Shipments will begin on April 27, 1994. To order the programs in this announcement for order type, specify the order type program number, feature number, part number, program name, media and quantity. %*%Start_Xmp%*% Order Type Program Feature Part Program Name Number Number Number PC DOS Version 6.3 5871-AAA 7663 82G5400(4) PC DOS Version 6.3 5871-AAA 7667 82G5402(5) AccessDOS 1.1 5871-AAA 7874 83G7828(6) PC DOS Version 6.3 5870-EAD 7664 82G5400 PC DOS Version 6.3 5870-EAD 7668 82G5402 PC DOS Version 6.3 Additional License 5872-AAA 7683 83G7526 PC DOS Version 6.3 Additional License 5870-EAD 7684 83G7526 PC DOS Version 6.3 Additional License 5872-AAA 7671 83G7528 PC DOS Version 6.3 Proof of Additional License 5870-EAD 7672 83G7528 PC DOS Version 6.3 Upgrade 5873-AAA 7665 82G5401(4) PC DOS Version 6.3 Upgrade 5873-AAA 7669 82G5403(5) PC DOS Version 6.3 Upgrade 5870-EAD 7666 82G5401(4) PC DOS Version 6.3 Upgrade 5870-EAD 7670 82G5403(5) PC DOS Version 6.3 Upgrade Additional License 5874-AAA 7685 83G7527 PC DOS Version 6.3 Upgrade Additional License 5870-EAD 7686 83G7527 PC DOS Version 6.3 Upgrade Proof of Additional License 5874-AAA 7673 83G7529 PC DOS Version 6.3 Upgrade Proof of Additional License 5870-EAD 7674 83G7529 PC DOS Version 6.3 Documentation Only 5876-AAA 7681 82G5399 PC DOS Version 6.3 Documentation Only 5870-EAD 7682 82G5399 PC DOS Version 6.3 Keyboards and Code Pages 5876-AAA 7679 83G7531 PC DOS Version 6.3 Keyboards and Code Pages 5870-EAD 7680 83G7531 PC DOS Version 6.3 Command Reference and Error Messages 5876-AAA 7677 83G7530 PC DOS Version 6.3 Command Reference and Error Messages 5870-EAD 7678 83G7530 DOS 5.02 Technical Reference(7) 5876-AAA 4043 52G9932 %*%End_Xmp%*% %*%Start_Xmp%*% (4) 3.5-inch diskette (5) 5.25-inch diskette (6) 3.5-inch and 5.25-inch diskette (7) The DOS 5.02 Technical Reference is applicable for PC DOS 6.3. %*%End_Xmp%*% %*%Start_Xmp%*% VALU Program VALU Feature Program Program Name Number Number PC DOS 6.3 Upgrade, 5872-AA1, Category A Additional License 7683 83G7526 Proof of Additional License 7671 83G7528 PC DOS 6.3 Upgrade, 5874-AA1, Category B Additional License 7685 83G7527 Proof of Additional License 7673 83G7529 %*%End_Xmp%*% The available order types are as follows: %*%Start_Ulist%*% o Program Package -- Program diskette with documentation. o Additional License Copies -- Authorization for the customer who has a program package to make a single copy of the program diskette and documentation. There are two ways to receive authorization to copy. Receipt of the invoice authorizes the customer to make the Additional License Copy. The ICA must be in effect. The customer also has the option of ordering a Proof of Additional License certificate. In which case, the ICA is not required. o Documentation -- Separate documentation without program diskettes. o Program Package Upgrade -- Program diskette with documentation. o Additional License Copy Upgrade -- Authorization for the customer who has a program package upgrade to make a single copy of the program diskette and documentation. Receipt of the invoice authorizes the customer to make the Additional License Copy upgrade. The ICA must be in effect. The customer also has the option of ordering a Proof of Additional License Upgrade certificate. In which case, the ICA is not required. %*%End_Ulist%*% IBM Education Fulfillment Center: The announced program is eligible to be ordered through the IBM Education Fulfillment Center. Note that availability through the IBM Education Fulfillment Center may not coincide with the programming availability dates noted in other sections of this document. The IBM Education Fulfillment Center is the order processing location for selected personal computers and related hardware/software for eligible education end users. %@%Bold%@% Program Upgrade The program package upgrade option allows currently licensed users of all prior IBM and compatible DOS versions to obtain the new function for a program upgrade charge. For most users, the upgrade option is fulfilled via the PC DOS 6.3 Upgrade, a separately packaged program. This program upgrades the user from prior IBM and compatible DOS Versions 2.1 or higher to PC DOS 6.3. The PC DOS 6.3 Upgrade program requires that one of these previous DOS versions is present on a fixed disk before installing the upgrade. The customer is authorized to continue to run specific features, if desired and compatible in prior DOS programs (that is, QBASIC, EDLIN), and the PC DOS 6.3 Upgrade Program on the same system unit. However, separate transfer of either program is not allowed. The program may be obtained through IBM Authorized Personal Computer Dealers and Industry Remarketers beginning April 27, 1994. Orders will be accepted after April 27, 1994. Additionally, end users may order the PC DOS 6.3 Upgrade program at the single unit price by contacting an IBM representative or IBM Authorized Personal Computer Dealer or calling 800-342-6672. Note: Because the PC DOS 6.3 Upgrade program will not allow end users with DOS versions before DOS 2.1 and/or end users not having fixed disks to perform the upgrade, the following special procedure is put in place. End users may contact their IBM representative or IBM Authorized Personal Computer Dealer call 800-342-6672 and order the PC DOS 6.3 Upgrade program package at the single unit price of the PC DOS 6.3 Upgrade program. In this case, the end user will be required to furnish proof of license of a previous version of DOS. That proof of license can be a "Proof of License" or the cover page of their previous DOS manual. Only originals will be accepted. Upon receipt of the required proof of license, the order will be filled. Refer to the Ordering Information for ordering details. Customers may also order upgrades through the local IBM office or an Authorized remarketer. The IBM Personal Computer/System Program IBM US Upgrade and Certification Order Form is not required for PC DOS 6.3. %@%Bold%@%<6zm> TERMS AND CONDITIONS Licensing: The program in this announcement is licensed under the terms and conditions of the IBM Program License Agreement. A copy of the agreement is included in the program package. Additional License: The IBM Customer Agreement (ICA) must be in effect, or Proof of Additional License certificate must be acquired. Limited Warranty: Program: Yes Media: Three months Additional Licenses: Yes Media: Not applicable Program Services: Central Service, including the IBM PS Programming Support Center, will be available until April 30, 1995. The statement of service included in the program package describes this service. Testing Period: Two months for program packages. The ICA must be in effect. National Education License Fee: A National Education License Fee (NELF) is available under the terms and conditions of the Education Allowance Attachment. The NELF, which represents a 40% discount off the single unit price, is not subject to any further discount or allowance. %@%Bold%@%<6zn> CHARGES %*%Start_Xmp%*% Program One-Time Number Order Type Charge 82G5400 Program Package, 3.5-inch $127 82G5402 Program Package, 5.25-inch 127 83G7526 Additional License (Base) 125 83G7528 Proof of Additional Licenses (Base) 125 82G5401 Program Package Upgrade, 3.5-inch 77 82G5403 Program Package Upgrade, 5.25-inch 77 83G7527 Additional Licenses (Upgrades) 75 83G7529 Proof of Additional License (Upgrades) 75 82G5399 Documentation Only 10 83G7531 Keyboards and Code Pages 5 83G7530 Command Reference and Error Messages 15 52G9932 DOS 5.02 Technical Reference(8) 49 %*%End_Xmp%*% %*%Start_Xmp%*% (8) The DOS 5.02 Technical Reference is applicable for PC DOS 6.3. %*%End_Xmp%*% Additional Licenses Charge: Customers who pay a one-time charge for additional licenses may copy machine-readable program materials and printed documentation previously acquired from IBM in a program package. One copy may be made for each additional license ordered. Program Upgrade Charge: A program upgrade charge will apply for upgrades from all versions of DOS to PC DOS 6.3. The charges are unchanged by this announcement. %$%End%$%
      • 919-517-0001 %*%End_Slist%*%
    • Dealers who are registered as Technical Advisors
      • Using The PCC BBS Electronic Ordering System
      • Download from the Electronic Bulletin Board System (PCC BBS)
  • Obtaining Service PAKs Via Electronic Bulletin Board System (PCC BBS) The IBM PC Company Bulletin Board System (PCC BBS) is available 24 hours a day. Registered Technical Advisors have access to the Bulletin Board System which offers a menu of services as part of the Technical Advisor program. Dealers who are not Technical Advisors and all other end users have access to the Bulletin Board System on a toll call basis. The toll number for the PCC BBS is
  • 919-517-0001. Requirements for asynchronous electronic connection to the Bulletin Board System are:
    • A modem that supports 1200 bps to 9600 bps communication
    • Communication software that supports 8-bit file transfer
    • A switched telephone line
    • The modem should be set at:
        Eight data bits No parity One stop bit Standard transmission speed from 1200 bps to 9600 bps.
    The end user is instructed to refer to the bulletin titled "Corrective Service Information" on the Bulletin Board System for instructions once connected.
  • Downloading Service PAKs (CSDs) From The PCC Bulletin Board System Registered Technical Advisors have this service as one of the services available on the Technical Advisor Menu. Other end users, including dealers who are not registered Technical Advisors may select this function after connecting to the Bulletin Board System on a toll call basis. The CSD download includes the actual corrective service diskette in binary image, a README file with instructions to the end user in how to perform the installation and a licensed program that converts the binary images to diskette at the receiving workstation. After the download has completed, the end user is then told how to do the installation with information contained in the README file.
  • Electronic Ordering of Service PAKs (CSDs) on the PCC BBS Dealers who are registered Technical Advisors may order CSDs as one of the services provided on the Technical Advisor menu. The Dealer specifies his or her name and mailing address. A program operating on the server generates a file which is basically the same file created by the Retain system when a Level 2 support person places an order for a CSD. The difference is that with the electronic ordering system, a valid PMR number is not a prerequisite to order a CSD. The Retain file is then sent by electronic file transfer to the VMNODE in Boulder, Colorado that contains the CSD ordering program. A CSD mail order is then issued to the name and address specified in the file that was electronically generated. Post office box numbers are not considered valid addresses by the Boulder CSD distribution system.
  • Obtaining Service PAKs (CSDs) from The TALKLINK Bulletin Board System Customers who subscribe to Talklink receive a package that includes the communications program as well as instructions on how to connect to Talklink. Customers download Service PAKs from Talklink by selecting the Service PAK from the menu of services offered on the Talklink software libraries.
  • Obtaining Service PAKs (CSDs) From The local IBM office Any end user who has acquired a license to PC DOS 6.3 may obtain the latest level Service PAK from a local IBM office if the end user has a problem and a Service PAK is available that fixes the problem.
Problem Determination Procedures

Service Information: The Service Information is contained within the product shipment group for PC DOS 6.3. Service information is printed on the inside back cover of the User's Guide. It contains the telephone number of the IBM Support Center. The customer is told what to do relative to problem determination before contacting IBM for support. The end user is given guidelines in where to go for additional technical information and is told how to obtain Service PAKs (CSDs) from IBM.

Electronic Bulletin Board Systems:

PCC Bulletin Board System: The IBM PC Company Electronic Bulletin Board System (PCC BBS), is owned and maintained by the IBM PC Company.

Registered Technical Advisors have a variety of services such as ordering information, technical bulletins and corrective service diskette (CSD) downloading. Other end users may access the Bulletin Board System by calling the toll number (providing they have the hardware/software required). The toll number is 919-517-0001.

The major services provided by the PCC BBS are:

  • End User Message Conferencing Questions are placed on the BBS by end users and answers are appended to the question by other end users.
  • News and Announcements View recent information regarding products and services.
  • Software Library The customer can download application programs, device drivers, Service PAKs (CSDs), and Select PAKs (Fixes).
  • Electronic Ordering of Service PAKs (CSDs) This service is available to Technical Advisors only. The order is sent to the CSD distribution center in Boulder, Colorado and the Service PAK is mailed to the dealer who placed the electronic order.
Talklink: The Talklink Bulletin Board System is owned by the IBM Electronic Information and Delivery Systems organization located in Atlanta, Georgia.

IBM Talklink is the world wide IBM Electronic Bulletin Board System that is available via a subscription.

  • Conferences and Forums There are several DOS Question and Answer Bulletin Boards on Talklink. These Q and A Bulletin Boards contain several PC DOS 6.3 related topics. The items posted here are shared between Bulletin Board System (BBS) users and IBM personnel world wide.
  • Customer to Customer Messaging Private messages can be sent to other Talklink customers.
  • News and Announcements View recent information regarding products and services.
  • Search Service Search IBM databases in an interactive mode. This facility includes a large Q and A database, IBM Center Flashes, and IBM problem management libraries. The customer will find information on problems and fixes.
  • Set Display Options The customer can customize for personal choice such as display colors.
  • Support The customer can view or submit problem reports that receive the prompt attention of IBM. The customer can also place orders for product related materials.
  • Software Library The customer can download application programs, device drivers, Service PAKs (CSDs), and Select PAKs (Fixes).
Customer Registration: Customers who obtain PC DOS 6.3 will be asked to provide the serial number of their product, which is printed on separate stickers included in the product shipment group.

Definitions

End User: An end user may be a systems engineer, technical coordinator, a dealer, and any other person who uses DOS in its intended operating environment.

Service PAKs (CSDs): Corrective Service Diskettes, referred to as Service PAKs contain corrected code that address problems reported by customers. The corrected code contains an accumulation of code fixes (APARs) that address code defects reported.

Technical Advisor: A dealer that has registered with the National Support Center as a technical advisor. The technical advisor package includes a set of services available on an Electronic Bulletin Board System.

Technical Coordinator: A person who is designated to coordinate technical and service activity for others. This person is an employee of an account that is serviced by IBM direct channel marketing and support.

Customer Responsibilities: Customers are expected to perform problem determination procedures and to seek assistance when required. Those end users who have access to technical Coordinators and Registered Technical Advisors are expected to obtain assistance from those sources before contacting IBM with a problem. Customers are expected to furnish additional data when requested to do so by IBM. Customers are also responsible to install Corrective Service Diskettes using procedures supplied by IBM. Technical Coordinators and Technical Advisors or Technical Liaisons (Level 2) working in System Centers are expected to do the following:

  • Determine whether the problem is hardware or software
  • Determine whether the software problem is technical usage suspected defect
  • Identify which software is causing the problem
  • Submit data to IBM for analysis
  • Receive corrective service from IBM
  • Assist the end user in applying corrective service.
Packaging: Distribution of PC DOS 6.3 will be on high density 3.5-inch media (1.44MB) and 5.25-inch (1.2MB) media. Upgrade and base packages will be offered for retail.

Low density diskettes will be available separately and may be ordered with a coupon.

The program package for PC DOS 6.3 and PC DOS 6.3 Upgrade, U.S. English, 3.5-inch media (part #82G5400 and #82G5401) consists of four 3.5-inch high-density (1.44 MB) diskettes and the following contents:

  • IBM Program License Agreement (PLA)
  • PC DOS Version 6.3 Installation
  • PC DOS Version 6 Everyday DOS
  • PC DOS Version 6.3 User's Guide
  • PC DOS Version 6.3 Command Reference and Error Messages
  • PC DOS Version 6.3 Program License Information
  • Registration Card(3)
  • Two product serial number stickers.
The program package for PC DOS Version 6.3 and PC DOS Version 6.3 Upgrade, U.S. English, 5.25-inch media (Part #82G5402 and #82G5403) consists of five 5.25-inch high-density (1.2MB) diskettes and the following contents:
  • IBM Program License Agreement (PLA)
  • PC DOS Version 6.3 Installation
  • PC DOS Version 6 Everyday DOS
  • PC DOS Version 6.3 User's Guide
  • PC DOS Version 6.3 Command Reference and Error Messages
  • PC DOS Version 6.3 Program License Information
  • Registration Card(3)
  • Two product serial number stickers.
(3)   Customers are instructed to fill out and mail in their
      registration card in order to be provided with information on
      future product announcements and special promotional offers.
The separate documentation package for PC DOS 6.3 (Part #82G5399) includes the following:
  • PC DOS Version 6.3 Installation
  • PC DOS Version 6 Everyday DOS
  • PC DOS Version 6.3 User's Guide
  • PC DOS Version 6.3 Command Reference and Error Messages
  • PC DOS Version 6.3 Keyboards and Code Pages.
Security, Auditability and Control

Anti-virus protection updates have been added to PC DOS 6.3 to help customers automatically detect and eliminate known stealth, polymorphic, generic, and even unknown viruses without damaging any of the customer's files or applications. There are no new auditability or control features in PC DOS 6.3.

User management is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

ORDERING INFORMATION

Shipments will begin on April 27, 1994.

To order the programs in this announcement for order type, specify the order type program number, feature number, part number, program name, media and quantity.

                          Order
                           Type
                         Program        Feature      Part
Program Name              Number        Number       Number

PC DOS Version 6.3 5871-AAA 7663 82G5400(4)

PC DOS Version 6.3 5871-AAA 7667 82G5402(5)

AccessDOS 1.1 5871-AAA 7874 83G7828(6)

PC DOS Version 6.3 5870-EAD 7664 82G5400

PC DOS Version 6.3 5870-EAD 7668 82G5402

PC DOS Version 6.3 Additional License 5872-AAA 7683 83G7526

PC DOS Version 6.3 Additional License 5870-EAD 7684 83G7526

PC DOS Version 6.3 Additional License 5872-AAA 7671 83G7528

PC DOS Version 6.3 Proof of Additional License 5870-EAD 7672 83G7528

PC DOS Version 6.3 Upgrade 5873-AAA 7665 82G5401(4)

PC DOS Version 6.3 Upgrade 5873-AAA 7669 82G5403(5)

PC DOS Version 6.3 Upgrade 5870-EAD 7666 82G5401(4)

PC DOS Version 6.3 Upgrade 5870-EAD 7670 82G5403(5)

PC DOS Version 6.3 Upgrade Additional License 5874-AAA 7685 83G7527

PC DOS Version 6.3 Upgrade Additional License 5870-EAD 7686 83G7527

PC DOS Version 6.3 Upgrade Proof of Additional License 5874-AAA 7673 83G7529

PC DOS Version 6.3 Upgrade Proof of Additional License 5870-EAD 7674 83G7529

PC DOS Version 6.3 Documentation Only 5876-AAA 7681 82G5399

PC DOS Version 6.3 Documentation Only 5870-EAD 7682 82G5399

PC DOS Version 6.3 Keyboards and Code Pages 5876-AAA 7679 83G7531

PC DOS Version 6.3 Keyboards and Code Pages 5870-EAD 7680 83G7531

PC DOS Version 6.3 Command Reference and Error Messages 5876-AAA 7677 83G7530

PC DOS Version 6.3 Command Reference and Error Messages 5870-EAD 7678 83G7530

DOS 5.02 Technical Reference(7) 5876-AAA 4043 52G9932

(4)   3.5-inch diskette
(5)   5.25-inch diskette
(6)   3.5-inch and 5.25-inch diskette
(7)   The DOS 5.02 Technical Reference is applicable for PC DOS  6.3.
                                   VALU
                                   Program
VALU                               Feature        Program
Program Name                       Number         Number

PC DOS 6.3 Upgrade, 5872-AA1, Category A

Additional License 7683 83G7526 Proof of Additional License 7671 83G7528

PC DOS 6.3 Upgrade, 5874-AA1, Category B

Additional License 7685 83G7527 Proof of Additional License 7673 83G7529

The available order types are as follows:
  • Program Package -- Program diskette with documentation.
  • Additional License Copies -- Authorization for the customer who has a program package to make a single copy of the program diskette and documentation. There are two ways to receive authorization to copy. Receipt of the invoice authorizes the customer to make the Additional License Copy. The ICA must be in effect. The customer also has the option of ordering a Proof of Additional License certificate. In which case, the ICA is not required.
  • Documentation -- Separate documentation without program diskettes.
  • Program Package Upgrade -- Program diskette with documentation.
  • Additional License Copy Upgrade -- Authorization for the customer who has a program package upgrade to make a single copy of the program diskette and documentation. Receipt of the invoice authorizes the customer to make the Additional License Copy upgrade. The ICA must be in effect. The customer also has the option of ordering a Proof of Additional License Upgrade certificate. In which case, the ICA is not required.
IBM Education Fulfillment Center: The announced program is eligible to be ordered through the IBM Education Fulfillment Center. Note that availability through the IBM Education Fulfillment Center may not coincide with the programming availability dates noted in other sections of this document.

The IBM Education Fulfillment Center is the order processing location for selected personal computers and related hardware/software for eligible education end users.

Program Upgrade

The program package upgrade option allows currently licensed users of all prior IBM and compatible DOS versions to obtain the new function for a program upgrade charge. For most users, the upgrade option is fulfilled via the PC DOS 6.3 Upgrade, a separately packaged program. This program upgrades the user from prior IBM and compatible DOS Versions 2.1 or higher to PC DOS 6.3. The PC DOS 6.3 Upgrade program requires that one of these previous DOS versions is present on a fixed disk before installing the upgrade. The customer is authorized to continue to run specific features, if desired and compatible in prior DOS programs (that is, QBASIC, EDLIN), and the PC DOS 6.3 Upgrade Program on the same system unit. However, separate transfer of either program is not allowed.

The program may be obtained through IBM Authorized Personal Computer Dealers and Industry Remarketers beginning April 27, 1994. Orders will be accepted after April 27, 1994.

Additionally, end users may order the PC DOS 6.3 Upgrade program at the single unit price by contacting an IBM representative or IBM Authorized Personal Computer Dealer or calling 800-342-6672.

Note: Because the PC DOS 6.3 Upgrade program will not allow end users with DOS versions before DOS 2.1 and/or end users not having fixed disks to perform the upgrade, the following special procedure is put in place.

End users may contact their IBM representative or IBM Authorized Personal Computer Dealer call 800-342-6672 and order the PC DOS 6.3 Upgrade program package at the single unit price of the PC DOS 6.3 Upgrade program. In this case, the end user will be required to furnish proof of license of a previous version of DOS. That proof of license can be a "Proof of License" or the cover page of their previous DOS manual. Only originals will be accepted. Upon receipt of the required proof of license, the order will be filled. Refer to the Ordering Information for ordering details.

Customers may also order upgrades through the local IBM office or an Authorized remarketer. The IBM Personal Computer/System Program IBM US Upgrade and Certification Order Form is not required for PC DOS 6.3.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Licensing: The program in this announcement is licensed under the terms and conditions of the IBM Program License Agreement. A copy of the agreement is included in the program package.

Additional License: The IBM Customer Agreement (ICA) must be in effect, or Proof of Additional License certificate must be acquired.

Limited Warranty: Program: Yes Media: Three months

Additional Licenses: Yes Media: Not applicable

Program Services: Central Service, including the IBM PS Programming Support Center, will be available until April 30, 1995. The statement of service included in the program package describes this service.

Testing Period: Two months for program packages.

The ICA must be in effect.

National Education License Fee: A National Education License Fee (NELF) is available under the terms and conditions of the Education Allowance Attachment. The NELF, which represents a 40% discount off the single unit price, is not subject to any further discount or allowance.

CHARGES

Program                                                   One-Time
Number                     Order Type                     Charge

82G5400 Program Package, 3.5-inch $127 82G5402 Program Package, 5.25-inch 127 83G7526 Additional License (Base) 125 83G7528 Proof of Additional Licenses (Base) 125 82G5401 Program Package Upgrade, 3.5-inch 77 82G5403 Program Package Upgrade, 5.25-inch 77 83G7527 Additional Licenses (Upgrades) 75 83G7529 Proof of Additional License (Upgrades) 75 82G5399 Documentation Only 10 83G7531 Keyboards and Code Pages 5 83G7530 Command Reference and Error Messages 15 52G9932 DOS 5.02 Technical Reference(8) 49

(8)   The DOS 5.02 Technical Reference is applicable for PC DOS 6.3.
Additional Licenses Charge: Customers who pay a one-time charge for additional licenses may copy machine-readable program materials and printed documentation previously acquired from IBM in a program package. One copy may be made for each additional license ordered.

Program Upgrade Charge: A program upgrade charge will apply for upgrades from all versions of DOS to PC DOS 6.3. The charges are unchanged by this announcement.

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