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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System requirements: IBM compatible PC; 640K RAM; 500K hard disk space; DOS 3.1; and a CD-ROM reader using MS CD-ROM Extensions 2.01.
Requires IBM PC 486 or 100% compatible, with at least 4MB RAM, hard disk with at least 10MB free; VGA or SVGA card and color monitor; Microsoft Windows 3.1 or higher; Microsoft-compatible mouse; CD-ROM drive and controller card with Microsoft CD-ROM extensions version 2.1 or higher; MS-DOS version 6 or higher.
MINIMUM HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS: PC with a 386SX processor or higher, 4MB RAM; hard disk; CD-ROM drive; requires VGA, but works best with Super VGA monitor displaying 256 colors; MS-DOS 3.1 or later; Microsoft Windows 3.1 or later; MS-DOS CD-ROM Extensions (MSCDEX) 2.22 or later; Stereo headphones or speakers; Minimum 3MB free hard-disk space; Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device; MPC-Level 1 compatible sound card.
Yet another encyclopedia is now available on CD-ROM; IVID Communications' Information Finder, the 22-volume World Book Encyclopedia on one CD; it runs on IBM-compatibles with MS-DOS CD-ROM Extensions 2.0 or higher.
The publisher of MS-DOS CD-ROM Extensions has released a new version, 2.0, of the software.
MS-DOS CD-ROM extensions and an SCSI controller are also available.