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Win 95 Setup switches

Posted on 2000-03-09
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I have been told that there are switches you can use to bypass some of the setup when installing Windows 95 (ie scan disk,key code). What are they?
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Swinslow,
Hope this helps.

Glenn

The following are various command line switches which can be used during the Windows 95 Setup.
 

setup /c - Does not run smart drive.
setup /d - Does not use or ignores the existing win.ini and the system.ini
setup /id - Does not check for free space.
setup /it - Does not check for TSRs.
setup /ih - Runs scandisk in foreground.
setup /iq - Does not run scandisk, however does check for cross linked files.
setup /is - Does not run scandisk.
setup /l - Uses Logitech mouse.
setup /IW - Insure that the IW is in CAPS, skips the license agreement.
setup /p b - Prompts before each detection module.
setup /p g=3 - Tells were it locks.
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/? A list of the official Setup switches.
/ig Allows Setup to run on some older Gateway and Micron computers with an early BIOS.
/im Skips the memory check.
/in Runs Setup without the Network Setup module.
/ir Tells Windows Setup not to attempt to write to the boot sector. This should only be used when the anti-virus protection in CMOS cannot be disabled. Your computer will not reboot at the end of setup. You must boot using the Startup disk, SYS your hard drive, then boot normally to allow Setup to finish.
/it Setup will not check for the presence of "dirty" or "deadly" terminate-and-stay-resident programs (TSR's) that are known to cause problems with Windows Setup.
/n Run Setup without a mouse.
/nm Bypass the internal processor detection to allow Win95/98 to install on machines that do not have the minimum hardware requirements.
/p switches These switches can be used alone, or in groups. For example, you could type: setup /p f or you could type setup /p f;t:temp;a. Use the semi-colon (;) between switches
/p a Setup uses only Safe Detection of hardware. All hardware devices may not be detected properly.
/p b Prompts you before a detection module is called so you can step through detection modules manually.
/P f Creates a new Registry and ignores the current Registry. Note the space between the P and f.
/p g={N} Controls how verbose the built-in progess bar is. At maximum level (3), it sows all the resources of the detected devices along with the progress bar.
/p i Tells Setup not to report the existence of a Plug and Play BIOS. Useful on systems that have a PNP BIOS that is not reported in Machine.inf.
/p j Tells Setup to undo the results of the "Setup /p i" switch.
/p n Enables No Recovery mode. This switch turns off the Windows Setup recovery machanism. It prevents the creating of Detcrash.log, and the "Safe Recovery" will not show up after a hardware crash during Setup.
/p p Enables performance logging. It writes performance timing information to the Detlog.txt file.
/T:TMP Specifies the directory where Setup will copy the temporary files. If the directory doesn't exits, Setup will create it. Any existing files in the directory will be deleted.
Windows 98 only switches
/ie Does not create a Startup disk, and does not create the {windir}\command\ebd directory.
/ih Skips the Registry check.
/il(L) Runs Setup with the Logitech mouse driver rather than the Microsoft mouse driver.
/iv Skips the display of billboards during setup.
/m Bypasses the playing of the Setup sound files.
/na Bypasses program check. The values are:
0: Default
1: No Windows-based program check
2: No DOS-based program check
3: No Windows or DOS program check
/nd Ignores the presence of a Migration.dll file and forces Setup to overwrite newer files.
/nf Do not prompt to remove the floppy disk from the drive (for bootable CD-ROM drives).
/NTLDR Bypasses an existing Operating System detection. This is good if you have a full-version of Windows 98 but need to reinstall or want to upgrade over Win 95.
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You were the first. You get the points. I was hoping to find the switch that bypasses the key code.

Soren
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