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Method to Load Application Programs on a Personal Computer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000062329D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Brown, KB Grafe, RJ Pancoast, ST [+details]

Abstract

A method is described which eliminates the need for the user to specify which drive the application diskette is in, or to know which drive to put it in. The Disk Operating System (DOS) for the IBM Personal Computer (PC) always considers one of the available diskette drives as the default. This is the drive where DOS will look for applications if no drive is specified on the command. The drive which DOS considers the default drive may be changed by a DOS command. When the user selects an application via a DOS command, the drive letter for the drive containing the application diskette must be specified on the command, or the diskette must be in the drive currently specified as the DOS default drive.