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FreeDOS 1.3

February 20, 2022 · Download the FreeDOS 1.3 distribution! This contains a bunch of great new features and improvements since the 1.2 release, including: new FreeCOM 0.85a, new Kernel 2043 and an 8086 version with FAT32 support, floppy Edition now uses compression and requires about half as many diskettes, the return of networking, some new programs and games, many many many package updates, some updates and improvements to NLS, improved install process, especially with the MBR, some support to automatically set the COUNTRY.SYS information, improved CD initialization for the boot media and installed system, … and much, much more!

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Download FreeDOS 1.3:

FreeDOS 1.3 LiveCD

Most users should use this to install or try out FreeDOS 1.3. If you don't want to install, you can use the LiveCD to run a "live" version of FreeDOS containing many useful FreeDOS programs and utilities.

FreeDOS 1.3 BonusCD

Not everything will fit on the LiveCD. After you've installed FreeDOS, use this non-bootable CD to install other packages you might find useful.

FreeDOS 1.3 LegacyCD

If your system doesn't support booting from the LiveCD, try installing with the LegacyCD. This installs the same FreeDOS 1.3, but uses a different boot method.

FreeDOS 1.3 FullUSB

Want to install FreeDOS from a USB fob drive instead? Download this image and write it to a USB fob drive.

FreeDOS 1.3 LiteUSB

If you prefer the USB installer but you need a smaller image, try the Lite version instead.

FreeDOS 1.3 Floppy Edition

FreeDOS 1.3 includes a floppy-only edition! This edition should run on any hardware that can run FreeDOS and has EGA or better graphics.

Need help installing FreeDOS 1.3? Here's a step-by-step tutorial video (YouTube) showing how to install FreeDOS in VirtualBox. The steps are the same if you're installing on hardware: