The description below is from the book
DOS the Easy Way by Everett Murdock Ph.D.

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Type: Internal (4.0 and later)


INSTALL=[d:][\path]\filename [parameters]

Purpose: Used in the CONFIG.SYS file to load memory-resident programs into conventional memory.


In the past, INSTALL may have saved you a little bit of memory because it does not create an environment when it loads a program. With DOS 6.0 an environment is created, so the extra memory is no longer gained by using the INSTALL command (memory-resident programs can still be loaded from the AUTOEXEC.BAT file).

For more information about the INSTALL command, see Chapter 6, Tips for Advanced Users, in the downloadable book DOS the Easy Way.

DOS includes the following memory-resident programs that can be loaded using INSTALL: FASTOPEN.EXE, KEYB.COM, NLSFUNC.EXE, and SHARE.EXE.


parameters - Specifies any parameters that are required by the memory-resident program.


To load the DOS KEYB.COM utility, located in the DOS directory on drive C, in memory, enter


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