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A Guide to Installing MS-DOS and Windows 3.11 For Workgroups on a Legacy PC

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1.  Insert Disk 1 and type A:setup at the C prompt.

2.  To setup Windows now, press enter.

3.  Choose custom setup, press C.

4.  Choose directory C:\Windows, press enter.

5.  The following hardware have been identified on your computer.  To accept this list press enter,      or change options, and press enter.

6.  Setup is copying files.

7.  Insert Disk 2.

8.  Windows setup will attempt to detect the network card. (If it doesn't detect your card, or if      you don’t have one, just continue. You can setup the network later once windows is installed.)      The mouse begins to work at this point.

9.  Uncheck “setup printers” on the next screen, and continue.

10.  Select optional components, and continue.

11.  When you get to the network setup, I would choose not to setup a network.  From the       Network Setup Screen, Click Networks.  Choose > No Windows Support For Networks. If you       don’t  have a network card installed, or have one, but don’t have the drivers on a floppy disk,     you won’t be able to set it up.  But don’t worry, you can still set it up once Windows is installed.

12.  The next screen will give you a choice to run the tutorial, or restart.

13.  After the computer restarts, type “win” at the C prompt to start Windows.

14.  To have Windows start automatically - type “edit autoexec.bat” at the C prompt. Place the line

       “C:\Windows\win” in the autoexec.bat file, and click save.


Creating Installation Disks / Installing MS-DOS / Installing MS-DOS - Continued / Installing Windows     Installing Network / Installing CD-ROM and Mouse / Installing Drivers and Partitioning