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FreeDOS 1.2

You may want to download a PC emulator or virtual machine before installing FreeDOS. Using a PC emulator is the safest way to install FreeDOS. If you install FreeDOS directly on your computer without using a PC emulator, you may overwrite the operating system you have now (for example, Windows).

How to install FreeDOS 1.2 | Verify your downloaded files | What's included | What's changed

We recommend the Standard CD-ROM installer for most users.

For most users
Standard CD-ROM
The Standard CD-ROM installer should work on most computers and PC emulators.
✓ 10MB to install minimal FreeDOS
✓ 81MB to install everything
Download FD12CD.iso »
For older PCs
Legacy CD-ROM
Older computers may need the Legacy CD-ROM installer instead.
✓ 10MB to install minimal FreeDOS
✓ 81MB to install everything
Download FD12LGCY.iso »
If you need a boot floppy
Boot floppy + CD-ROM
If your computer cannot boot from CD-ROM, use the boot floppy with the CD-ROM.
Write the floppy using Rawrite or Linux dd
Download FD12FLOPPY.zip »
Download FD12LGCY.iso »
If you don't have a CD-ROM drive
Full USB
If your computer doesn't have a CD-ROM drive, use the USB fob drive installer. Write this to a USB fob drive and boot it to start the install.
Download FD12FULL.zip »
If you don't have a CD-ROM drive
Lite USB
The Full and Lite versions install the same FreeDOS, but the Lite installer does not contain some extra bonus software packages.
Download FD12LITE.zip »
If you want to download other software
FreeDOS files archive
Didn't find what you were looking for? You can find a bunch of other great programs and games in the FreeDOS files archive, hosted by ibiblio.
FreeDOS files archive »