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Windows® 98 Unleashed by Paul McFedries

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Getting to DOS

Okay, so Windows 98 comes with DOS, and DOS comes with all kinds of internal and external commands. The next question is, how do you get to DOS so that you can work with these commands? The next few sections explain everything you need to know.

Starting a DOS Session

As you'll see in a bit, Windows 98 offers various methods of running DOS commands. One of these methods is the most obvious: Start a DOS session and run your commands from the DOS prompt. If this is your preferred method, you'll find that Windows 98 (as usual) offers umpteen different ways to get to the DOS prompt.

Starting DOS Without Exiting the Windows 98 GUI

If you want to start a DOS session without exiting the Windows 98 GUI, use any of the following methods: ...

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