MSCDEX


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MSCDEX

(MicroSoft CD-ROM EXtensions) A DOS operating system module that added support for CD-ROM drives. The MSCDEX.EXE file was required on a DOS boot floppy in order to install Windows from the CD-ROM. Starting with Windows 95, MSCDEX was replaced with the CD-ROM File System (see CDFS).
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The device drivers include a removable 7 K version of MSCDEX for those applications that require it and access to the networked CD-ROMs is available to the user without having to log on to the file server.
Even before the network software was loaded, we needed to improve our memory management because the external CD-ROM player requires a device driver, the Microsoft CD-ROM extensions program, and the SETVER program (needed because MSCDEX does not know about versions of DOS later than 4.
1 or later, a monitor that can display 256 colors, double-speed CD-ROM drive with MSCDEX, mouse or other Windows pointing device, Windows compatible sound card, Quicktime for windows (included).