My old equipment :)


My old, Systems

Diskettes and discs, manuals and boxes with systems on my shelf.

DOS version 3.3

The launch of IBM's new series of microcomputers, IBM Personal System 2 (PS / 2), also initiated the sale of the new version of DOS 3.3 in April 1987.

The DOS descriptions show that it was mainly prepared for the service of the new series of IBM PS / 2 microcomputers. This version of DOS has been adapted to support soft disks (FDD) 3.5 "with capacities of 720KB and 1.44MB.
For the hard disk (HDD) also novelties were prepared. Changed zotal disk partitioning. Now you can create up to 24 logical drives. This allows for easy installation of hard disks with capacities larger than 32MB, even up to 800MB. The hard disk space is as follows: 1x primary partition (Primary) up to 32MB + per extended partition (extended) for 24x logical drives after max. 32MB. This is a big step in this field!
A significant change was also the principle of using national keyboards. Cool!!! The family of KEYBxx programs was dropped by entering one KEYB program using the character code tables contained in the KEYBOARD.SYS file. Other changes can be found on web pages describing the history of DOS - below.

My box with MS-DOS 3.3 is in the German version. It was not opened :) It has space for the system distributor stickers. The inscription indicates that this is:
Microsoft MS-DOS 3.3
Operating system
For IBM personal computers
and 100% compatible
It also contains a Microsoft GW-BASIC interpreter

Microsoft MS-DOS 3.3
Fur IBM Personal Computer
und 100% Kompatible
Enthalt auch den Microsoft GW-BASIC Interpreter

It is a version on two 5.25 "floppy disks, one containing the MS-DOS 3.3 installation and the other one with the GW-BASIC interpreter. In addition to the sticker in another language, you can read the date D21/06/90.

The first field (circle) shows that MS-DOS 3.3 is for sale in connection with a computer.
Nicht für den Verkauf, außer in Verbindung mit einen Computersystem.

In the lower part there is a rectangular field with information for
At this point you must attach a label with your logo. This product should not be sold without such a label.
and Buyer:
Refuse to accept goods if this notice is visible.

Sie müssen an dieser Stelle ein Etikett nit Ihren Logo aifkleben. Dieses Produkt darf nichtohne ein solches Etikett vertrirben werden.
Verweigern Sie die Annahme dieser Ware falls diese Notizsichbar ist.

On the left and right ridge of the box there is information about the requirements for the computer:
Min. 256 KB of RAM memory Double-sided floppy disk drive

It is your responsibility to ensure that this product works properly in your personal computer system. Check with the manufacturer or seller personal computer, does this product support your computer and any additional devices.

Min. 256 KByte Arbeitsspeicher
Ein doppelseitiges Diskettenlaufwerk

Es unterliegt Ihren Verantwortung, für die fehlerfreie Funktion dieses Produkt aufIhrem Personal Computersystemzu garantieren. Sie sollten mit dem Hersteller oder dem Händler ihrer Personal Computer überprüfen, ob dieses Produkt Ihren Computer und Ihre zusätzlichen Geräte unterstützt.

On the back page, at the bottom you will find information on trademark rights:
Microsoft, the Microsoft Logo, GW-BASIC and MS_DOS are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
& Copyright 1987 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
1187 nr art. 01013

Microsoft , das Microsoft Logo, GW-BASIC, ubd MS_DOS sind eingetragene Warenzeichen der Microsoft Corporation.
& Copyright 1987 Microsoft Corporation. Alle Rechte vorbehalten.
1187 Artikelnr. 01013

What's inside the box?
Two textbooks:
1. Microsoft. MS-DOS. Betribssystem.
2. Microsoft. GW-BASIC. Interpreter.
In a sealed envelope, two floppy disks for IBM and compatible PCs:
1. Programmdiskette.
2. Erganzungsprogramm und Microsofts GW-BASICs interpreter.
License Agreement.
Prints for system registration.

Information on Microsoft products and other OEM DOS products can be found on the MS-DOS product page.

  • Kilobyte (KB) is 1,024 bytes.
  • Megabyte (MB) is 1,048,576 bytes, or 1024 kilobytes.
  • Gigabyte (GB) is 1,073,741,824 bytes, or 1024 megabytes.
  • Terrabyte (TB) is 1,099,511,627,776 bytes, or 1024 gigabytes.

Useful (I was here and checked):

Look at it yourself:

Gallery: MS-DOS 3.3