DOS beyond 640K
A complete guide to breaking through the 640K memory barrier and exploring the exciting new level of computing potential that lies beyond. Brings readers the latest news from the memory management front including--upgrades to MS-DOS, DR DOS, Windows, and OS/2; new memory managers; the latest hardware considerations; extended memory and expanded memory options; DESQview/X and other changes in multitasking; memory requirements for popular software packages; and more.
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16 megabytes 32-bit systems 386 and higher actually address pins address space AUTOEXEC.BAT batch file BIOS block boot bytes chip command CONFIG.SYS configuration conventional memory default DESQview developers device drivers disk cache DOS's DOSs DPMI DPMS EMS memory emulation enhanced mode environment extended memory extra 64K fact floppy going hard disk hardware higher systems HIMEM.SYS IBM's installed interface kernel least limited load look megabytes megabytes of RAM MEMMAKER Microsoft motherboard MS-DOS multitasking Netroom Novell's operating system optimizing options package PC KWIK pretty problem protected mode protected-mode QEMM Qualitas Quarterdeck RAM disk real mode real-mode release running Windows segment sessions SIMMs specific standard mode Stealth swap there's things third-party memory managers TSRs typically UMBs upgrade upper memory users utilities VCPI virtual machines virtual memory Windows applications Windows NT