Microsoft Windows 95, 98, and ME setup switches
Below is a listing of the different switches and options that can be run in conjunction with Microsoft Windows 95 and Windows 98 setup.exe.
Windows 98 and Windows ME users only
|Switch ||Description |
|/m ||Causes Windows to not play the introduction .wav sound file. |
|/na ||Bypasses the Microsoft Windows program check and can be used in conjunction with the below options. |
- 0 = Default setting.
- 1 = No Windows-based program check, MS-DOS-based programs are blocked.
- 2 = No MS-DOS-based program check, Windows-based programs are blocked.
- 3 = No Windows-based or MS-DOS-based program check.
|/nd ||Force Microsoft Windows to overwrite most newer files. Note: The /nd switch can cause compatibility issues with Windows and in some cases Windows to no longer function. |
|/nf ||Stop the prompt to remove the floppy disk from occurring. |
|/nh ||Bypass running the hwinfo.exe program. |
|/nm ||Bypass running the minimum system hardware requirement test. |
|/nx ||Skip the check for versions of setupx that are running. |
|/ia ||Turn off the after providers listed in setupc.inf under [AfterProvider] |
|/ib ||Turn off the before providers listed in setupc.inf under [BeforeProvider] |
|/ic ||Clean boot. |
|/ie ||Skip the Windows 98 startup disk wizard screens. |
|/in ||Do not call the setup code. |
|/ir ||Do not update the MBR. |
|/iv ||Do not display the setup screens during an upgrade within Windows. |
|/ix ||Do not perform a character set test. |
|/f ||Fast. Notifies setupx dosFindFirst looks in filename cache. |
|/u:<UPI> ||Enables users to specify an UPI. |
Windows 95 and 98 users
|Switch ||Description |
|/? ||Displays a brief listing of the available options for the setup.exe command and how to use them. Note: Not all the commands listed on this page are listed in this command. |
|/c ||Does not run smartdrive. |
|/d ||Does not use or ignores the existing win.ini and the system.ini. |
|/id ||Does not check for free space. |
|/ig ||Run setup for older computers. |
|/ih ||Runs scandisk in foreground. |
|/im ||Ignore the conventional memory check. |
|/iq ||Does not run scandisk. However, does check for cross linked files. |
|/is ||Does not run scandisk. |
|/it ||Does not check for TSRs. |
|/IW ||Ensure that the IW is in CAPS, skips the license agreement. |
|/l ||Uses Logitech mouse. |
|/n ||Run setup without the use of a mouse. |
|/t:<dir> ||Where to copy setup's temporary file. When finished all files in this directory will be deleted. |
|-s ||Utilize a different setup.inf file for installing Windows. |
- See our setup definition for further information and related links on this term.