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Under the Win95 command.com (MSDOS-7.0) I can't install Win 3.1 in a dual-boot partition.  I get a notice that long file names are being protected but that I can override this with a "LOCK /?" command.  How can I do so?  What is the full command-line statement and must I have it run in
the autoexec.bat file or what?

I sure would appreciate anyone taking the time to help me on this.  (A copy
of the posting emailed to me at BillRod@Reporters.Net would also warrant undying gratitude.)

--  Bill Rodriguez
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Boot up to a DOS prompt and type "LOCK C:"  Then install Win31.  You'll probably need to create a multiboot config.sys file (config.sys with [menu] statements).  should also remember to "Attrib msdos.sys -r -s -h" and "edit msdos.sys" and change "bootgui=1" to "bootgui=0" then save the file, exit edit, and "attrib msdos.sys +r +s +h"
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What I did to install Win 3.1, is used dos 6.2.  Startup with a DOS diskette.  Use the sys c: command from a DOS disk to make the c: drive have the DOS system files.  Then after that, install windows 3.1.  Then boot up with a Win95 boot disk.  Copy io.sys,msdos.sys,config.sys,autoexec.bat all to *.dos.  Then type the command sys c: to copy the windows 95 system file to the c: drive.  Then you will be able to use the F4 on system startup, when it says "Starting Windows 95".  This will take you to the dos startup instead of Windows 95
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