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Solved DOS 1.0 installation disk

November 21, 2014 at 02:26:13
Specs: Windows 7
I've got an original DOS 1.0 installation disk, is it worth something?
I'm keeping it for years already as it is the very first DOS installation software..

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November 21, 2014 at 03:52:48
No, not worth anything as you can download DOS for free now if you know where to go for it, and in any case DOS is rarely used or needed these days.

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November 21, 2014 at 05:32:09
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I don't agree with phil22.

If your 160 KB diskette is still readable, it may be of great interest for collectors of heritage software. Surely not to be used for productive work since DOS 1.0 is mainly a Intel 8086/88 clone of CP/M running on 8 bit systems. The first true MS DOS environment started with version 2.0.

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November 21, 2014 at 06:55:40
It will be a single-sided 160KB disk as that is all that DOS 1.0 supported. If still readable (which I doubt after all these years) it may be worth a few dollars as a curiosity.

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November 21, 2014 at 10:45:14
Its intact and readable, i hoped it could become a collector item. Its probably not rare enough

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November 21, 2014 at 12:13:00
Thx, lets keep it, you never know 😉

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November 21, 2014 at 20:20:23
Yeah, it's value would be that it's the original disk. You can check ebay and see what similar items are going for. I remember seeing some old dos stuff listed pretty high but don't know it it sold.

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November 22, 2014 at 04:35:32
Hi Kiekop, antiques are worth whatever someone is prepared to pay.

Please give thought to copying its image and donating this to a website such as bootdisk. You will be losing nothing in doing so.

There are some collectors in this thread:-

Who might appreciate image copies. Make sure hidden files (if any) are included.

As a matter of interest, how did you come by it?

Good Luck - Keep us posted.

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November 22, 2014 at 05:10:04
I had to clean an archive at work, there were even 3.86 portable computers, oldscool stuff. I kept the 1.0 disk and the manuals of the computers as i thought these were cool to have. In the meantime the first DOS is the beginning of something hughe 😊, thx for the reply, i gonna check the website. Grtz

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November 22, 2014 at 17:23:01
There's a dos 1.1 download here:

That's the earliest I could find.

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