MS-DOS 3

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MS-DOS 3
Version of MS-DOS
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Version3.x
Release date1984-08
Replaces
MS-DOS 2
Replaced by
MS-DOS 4

MS-DOS 3 is a family of versions of MS-DOS, initially released in 1984.

MS-DOS 3.00[edit | edit source]

MS-DOS 3.00 was released in August 1984. It added support for FAT16 partitions up to 32 MB, 5.25" 1.2 MB floppy disk drives and the IBM AT internal clock.[1]

MS-DOS 3.05[edit | edit source]

MS-DOS 3.05 was released between late 1984 to early 1985. It is actually re-branded MS-DOS 3.00, released for the RM Nimbus PC-186.

MS-DOS 3.06[edit | edit source]

MS-DOS 3.06 was released between late 1984 and early 1985. It was released for the Apricot Xi.

MS-DOS 3.10[edit | edit source]

MS-DOS 3.10 was released in April 1985. This version was the first that supported local area networks.[2]

OEMs[edit | edit source]

  • MS-DOS 3.10b is an OEM version which was released for the DEC Rainbow 100-B. The version number is determined indirectly, through a HEX-editor program.
  • MS-DOS 3.10c is an OEM version which was released for the Ericsson PC in 1986.

MS-DOS 3.20[edit | edit source]

MS-DOS 3.20 was released in January 1986. It added support for 3.5" double-density (DD) 720 kB floppy disk drives.

MS-DOS 3.21[edit | edit source]

MS-DOS 3.21 was released in May 1987. It added support for the IBM Enhanced and Convertible keyboards.[3]

MS-DOS 3.30[edit | edit source]

MS-DOS 3.30 was released in April 1987. It added support for 1.44 MB floppy disk drives and extended hard disk partitions.[4]

MS-DOS 3.31[edit | edit source]

MS-DOS 3.31 was released in November 1987. It added support for FAT16 partitions larger than 32 MB.

References[edit | edit source]