I have a laptop here that's running good old Windows 98. Instead of command prompt it has MS-DOS. Is there an equivalent to the systeminfo command for MS-DOS?

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Create a new text file in notepad with the extension .nfo, open the file it will say it is broken ignore that, it will tell you everything about the machine.


For MS-DOS msd, but it is not the full equivalent.

  • I agree msd.exe is the way to go. It isn't the full equivalent, but it does show essentially everything that MS-DOS can see and utilize.
    – Bacon Bits
    Apr 29, 2011 at 0:52

A great system inventory tool for DOS is HWiNFO. There is also a Windows version. At one time it was a commercial program, but is now freeware.

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