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I have a 486DX100, 16Meg ram. I was told when Win95 starts
up it checks several things, one was the memory and it locks
up if it gets confused with the different types of memory
that can be used (it expects EDO). How do I turn off the memory check in Windows 95?

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1. First of all, i've installed w95 in various systems and with various RAM types and never encountered any problems.
2. There is no memory type checking in the setup procedure. I used to run W95 with 16 Megs of Fast Page Mode RAM, without a problem
3. Here is the swiches that W95 setup uses:
Switch      Meaning
/?      Provides help for syntax and use of setup command-line switches.
/C      Instructs Windows 95 Setup not to load the SmartDrive disk cache.
/d      Instructs Windows 95 Setup not to use the existing version of Windows for the early phases of Setup. Use this switch if you have problems starting Setup that might be due to missing or damaged supporting files for Windows.
/id      Instructs Windows 95 Setup not to check for the minimum disk space required to install Windows 95.
/ih      Runs ScanDisk in the foreground so that you can see the results. Use this switch if the system stalls during the ScanDisk check or if an error results.
/iL      Loads the Logitech mouse driver. Use this option if you have a Logitech Series C mouse.
/iq      Instructs Windows 95 Setup not to perform the ScanDisk quick check when running Setup from MS-DOS. You probably want to use this switch if you use compression software other than DriveSpace or DoubleSpace.
/is      Instructs Windows 95 Setup not to run the ScanDisk quick check when starting Setup from Windows. You probably want to use this switch if you use compression software other than DriveSpace or DoubleSpace.
/nostart      Instructs Windows 95 Setup to copy a minimal installation of the required Windows 3.x DLLs used by Windows 95 Setup, and then to exit to MS-DOS without installing Windows 95.
script_filename      Instructs Windows 95 Setup to use settings in the specified script to install Windows 95 automatically; for example, setup msbatch.inf specifies that Setup should use the settings in MSBATCH.INF. For more information, see Custom, Automated, and Push Installations.
/t:tempdir      Specifies the directory where Setup is to copy its temporary files. This directory must already exist, but any existing files in the directory will be deleted.
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How do I set the swiches that W95 setup uses?
               
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You type at DOS prompt: Setup folowed by a space and any swiches you need.
You can find more help in your w95 CD-ROM and in the file
x:\admin\reskit\helpfile\Win95rk.exe
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