what is ver. 4.90.3000

January 5, 2011 at 04:27:15
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate, 2 GHz/2 GB
I created a boot diskette under Win 7 Ultimate OS by right clicking A: floppy drive. When restarting the PC, at DOS prompt A:> I typed the "ver" command and it returned " Windows Millenium [Version 4.90.3000]". Slightly surprised I would like to know:
1) Is the version 4.90.3000 a MS DOS version. Or it is a compilation of some of the MS DOS versions listed in MS DOS history. Or it is the version number of Win Millenium, but why it comes after a MS DOS command!!
2) When rebooting with the diskette prepared as described above, can I see (read/wright/delete.... files) NTFS, FAT 32 formated drives on my PC.

Thanks in advance,

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January 5, 2011 at 06:17:23
1. The version reported is the Windows version. This number has no relationship to DOS whatsoever. There is no DOS in Windows ME except for a period early in the boot process. To permit running DOS programs Windows ME provides an emulated DOS environment, of which the so called DOS prompt is a part. Microsoft decided that it would be more useful to report the Windows version instead of the emulated DOS version. I agree.

2. You will have no access to NTFS volumes but you will be able to access any formated as FAT32. The boot disk provides a real DOS environment. No version of DOS has ever been able to access NTFS, although third party extensions are able to do this.

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January 5, 2011 at 09:21:21

Thank you very much for your prompt reply. Obviously I should recover my knowledge on MS DOS versions as since I left Windows NT 4 OS I had no need to work with DOS. A lot f years passed since than, but some old things appeared to be still good nowadays.


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