Running MS-DOS, 20th Anniversary Edition

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9780735618121: Running MS-DOS, 20th Anniversary Edition

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 Wolverton’s 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!

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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.

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