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Released February 20, 2022 · FreeDOS 1.3 has a bunch of improvements and new features, including: easier install process, updated FreeCOM shell, updated kernel, 8086 version that supports FAT32, networking, new programs and games, support for more spoken languages ("NLS"), and more!

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To install in a PC emulator

Most users use this to install or try out FreeDOS. You can also boot the LiveCD to run a minimal version of FreeDOS:

Not everything will fit on the LiveCD. After you've installed FreeDOS, use the bonus CD to install more FreeDOS programs:

To install on a newer PC

For example: computers from 2010 to about 2020

If your computer can boot from a USB flash drive, use this USB installer:

If you need a smaller image, try the Lite version instead:

To install on an older PC

For example: computers from 2000 to about 2010

If your computer can boot from a CD drive, use the LiveCD to install FreeDOS:

After you've installed FreeDOS, use the bonus CD to install more FreeDOS programs:

To install on a legacy PC

For example: computers from the 1990s to about 2000

If your system doesn't support booting from the LiveCD, try installing with the LegacyCD. This uses a different boot method:

After you've installed FreeDOS, use the bonus CD to install more FreeDOS programs:

To install on a classic PC

For example: original PC hardware like the '286

If you want to install FreeDOS on classic hardware without a CD drive, try the floppy edition. Requires EGA or better: