Windows Me Clean Installation - Page 2
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After partitioning the hard drive (if necessary) we want to format the hard drive:
To format drive C, at the A prompt type the following:
For each logical drive you created (such as D and E), at the A prompt type the following:
format drive: (where drive is the appropriate drive letter)
Once formatting is complete, you can begin setup. To do so, switch the command prompt to the CD-ROM drive (typically E:, since the Windows 98 boot floppy creates a RAM drive as D:), type setup (and press [Enter]). If you have specific installation requirements, you may want to run setup with one or more command line switches. See the table below for all of the possible setup switches.
|/?||Lists some of the documented setup switches.|
|/C||Do not load the SmartDrive disk cache. Normally you don't want to use this switch.|
|/d||Will not recognize previously installed version of Windows, if present.|
|/id||Non-functional: This switch is supposed to skip the disk check phase, but it doesn't work.|
|/ie||Causes Setup to not prompt you to create a Startup Disk (not recommended).|
|/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 instead of the Microsoft version.|
|/im||Skip the check for low conventional memory.|
|/in||Do not call the networking Setup software. Neither the networking software nor the Networking Wizard screens will be used. (Note that if you need dial-up networking, you need to run the networking phase of setup).|
|/iq||Do not check for cross-linked files during initial ScanDisk.|
|/is||Do not run ScanDisk. Not recommended, as ScanDisk will often help Setup run without errors.|
|/iv||This switch bypasses displaying the Setup screens during an upgrade within Windows.|
|/IW||Causes Setup to skip the license acceptance screen.|
|/M||Bypasses the playing of the Setup sound (.wav) files.|
This switch bypasses the program check and can use the following values:
#=1 No Windows-based program check, but MS-DOS-based program are blocked.
#=2 No MS-DOS-based program check, Windows-based programs are blocked.
#=3 No Windows-based or MS-DOS-based program check.
|/nm||Allows you to install Windows Me on a system that falls below the minimum CPU requirement.|
|/nostart||Causes Setup to perform only the File Copy portion of Setup, without actually installing Windows Me.|
|/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.|
|[script file]||Allows you to specify the name of a script file that will be used to automate the Setup process. Automated Windows installations are covered in the Windows 98 Resource Kit.|