The description below is from the book DOS the
Easy Way by Everett Murdock Ph.D.
for information about downloading the book.
Type: Internal (4.0 and later)
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
not create an environment when it loads a program. With DOS 6.0 an
is created, so the extra memory is no longer gained by using the INSTALL
(memory-resident programs can still be loaded from the AUTOEXEC.BAT
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
To load the DOS KEYB.COM utility, located in the DOS directory on drive
C, in memory, enter