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Slipstream Service Packs into Office Installations - Added 1/31/03
Installing WindowsNT, Windows2000 and WindowsXP - Added
10/25/02
Office2000 / OfficeXP Automatic Inserting the Product ID -
Added 8/16/01
Windows SUWIN Setup Error Codes - Added 5/27/01
Installing WindowsME Without a Previous OS - Added 9/25/00
Win95 SETUP switches - Updated 11/9/99
Creating a Network Install Tab - Added 2/11/98
Installing Windows95 OEM SR2 over an existing version of
Windows - Added 2/23/97
Office95 Upgrade Without Existing Version - Submitted 1/28/97
Upgrading Without a Previous Version of Windows Installed -
Submitted 12/21/96
Automating Office95 Installations - Added 5/8/96
Installing Windows95 with no Plug and Play search - Submitted
2/28/96
Installing Windows95 with no MSN or InBox Icons - Added
2/28/96
New Win95 Batch Install Program



Slipstream Service Packs into Office Installations

You can update the source files for Office with the Office Service
Packs and Updates you need.
These can later be burned to a CD or copied to a network share for
distribution.
It saves a lot of time not needing to manually apply all the service
packs after installation.

Overview

There are basically three steps to slipstreaming a Service Pack into
an Office Installation:

   1. Do an Office Administrative Install to a Hard Drive
   2. Download and Extract the Service Pack
   3. Apply the Service Pack to the Install

Administrative Install

   1. Create a directory on your hard drive where you want to do
      the install (e.g. C:\OFFICE)
   2. Do an administrative install of Office to a directory on your
      hard drive (x::setup.exe /a)
   3. You don't need to enter in the license at this point
   4. When prompted, place it in a C:\OFFICE directory
   5. Click on the Install Now button
   6. It will look like it is doing a regular install but the files will
      be copied to the C:\OFFICE

Download and Apply Service Packs

   1. Download the Office Administrator Service Pack updates
      from Microsoft
   2. Extract it to a C:\UPDATE directory (again, this is only as
      an example)

Office2000

   1. SR1 Download
      SP2 Download
   2. Extract the DATA1.EXE file to C:\UPDATE (data1.msp)
   3. Start / Run
   4. msiexec /a c:\office\data1.msi/p c:\update\data1.msp
      SHORTFILENAMES=TRUE /qb
      msiexec /a c:\office\data1.msi /p c:\update\Sp2admin.msp
      SHORTFILENAMES=1
   5. Repeat for any additional extracted msp files

Outlook2000 Security Update

   1.   Outlook2000 Security Download
   2.   Extract the three MSP file to the Update directory
   3.   Start / Run
   4.   msiexec /a c:\office\Data1.msi /p
        C:\Update\OQFE7082_Client.msp
        SHORTFILENAMES=1
        msiexec /a c:\office\Data1.msi /p
        C:\Update\OQFE7140_Client.msp
        SHORTFILENAMES=1
        msiexec /a c:\office\Data1.msi /p
        C:\Update\OQFE7160_Client.msp
        SHORTFILENAMES=1


OfficeXP

   1. SP1 Download
      SP2 Download
   2. Extract the files to the Update directory
   3. Start / Run
   4. msiexec /p c:\update\MAINSP1_Admin.msp /a
      c:\office\your.msi SHORTFILENAMES=TRUE
      (where your.msi file is the actual one depending on the
      version of OfficeXP (PROPLUS.MSI, SBERET.MSI)
   5. Repeat for any additional extracted msp files

All you need to to is create a new CD with the updated source files
and use this for future installations.



Installing WindowsNT, Windows2000 and WindowsXP
Added 10/25/02

This is a general way to partition your hard drive for installing any
version of NT.

The reason for the change is that with Win98, if the operating
system failed to boot,
you could easily reinstall and the previous settings and applications
would still be installed.

With NT based systems, this is not always possible and often
requires a complete reinstall.
Even the Recovery options don't always work that well.
I've had it erase my C: drive on more than one occasion!! Good
thing for backups.

   1. Create a smaller C: partition
      With NT 4 - 2 gigs - FAT
      With Windows2000 or WindowsXP - 4 gigs - FAT32
   2. Install the base operating system on that partition
   3. Create a D: partition for the rest of the drive
   4. Install all your apps and keep your data on the D: partition
   5. Then use a program like Partition Magic or Ghost to make
      an image of the C: drive
   6. If you keep this image relatively current, should the OS fail
      to boot, you can simply restore that image.
   7. This restore typically takes only about 10 minutes. Much
      faster than reinstalling any OS.




Installing WindowsNT, Windows2000 and WindowsXP

Added 10/25/02
This is a general way to partition your hard drive for installing any
version of NT.

The reason for the change is that with Win98, if the operating
system failed to boot,
you could easily reinstall and the previous settings and applications
would still be installed.

With NT based systems, this is not always possible and often
requires a complete reinstall.
Even the Recovery options don't always work that well.
I've had it erase my C: drive on more than one occasion!! Good
thing for backups.

   1. Create a smaller C: partition
      With NT 4 - 2 gigs - FAT
      With Windows2000 or WindowsXP - 4 gigs - FAT32
   2. Install the base operating system on that partition
   3. Create a D: partition for the rest of the drive
   4. Install all your apps and keep your data on the D: partition
   5. Then use a program like Partition Magic or Ghost to make
      an image of the C: drive
   6. If you keep this image relatively current, should the OS fail
      to boot, you can simply restore that image.
   7. This restore typically takes only about 10 minutes. Much
      faster than reinstalling any OS.



 Office2000 / OfficeXP Automatic Inserting the Product
ID

Added 8/16/01

To create your own CD so either version will automatically fill in
the product ID:

   1. Copy the source files to a directory on your hard drive
   2. For either product, you need to modify the SETUP.INI file
   3. In the [OPTIONS] section, add a line
      PIDKEY=XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
         (where the X's are replaced with your product id without
      the dashes)
   4. For Office2000 the SETUP.INI file is on the root of the CD
   5. For OfficeXP the SETUP.INI file is in the FILES\SETUP
      directory



Windows SUWIN Setup Error Codes

Added 5/27/01

Microsoft has a Knowledge Base article at:
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q129/9/71.asp

which details all the SUWIN Setup Error Codes you might receive
during an install of
Win95, Win98, Win98SE and Millennium



Installing WindowsME Without a Previous OS

Added 9/25/00

You can install WindowsME without having a previous operating
system installed.

   1. You just need to have a pervious version's CD available.
   2. I recommend copying the source files to the hard drive and
      installing from there.
   3. When you are prompted for a previous operating
      system, simply insert your
      Windows95/98 CD and browse to the directory where the
      source files are located.
   4. You can then continue installing on a clean system without
      having to install a previous version.
   5. This should save a lot of time in the event you need to
      reinstall WindowsME from scratch.



Setup Switches

There are several switches that can be used when running SETUP


        SETUP Switches
There are several switches available to
       use along with SETUP.
      Some are undocumented.

filename   Runs the particular INF file

           Ignores the DIsk Space
  /ID
           check

           Ignores the routine System
  /IS
           check

           Skips the test for cross-
  /IQ
           linked files

  /IM      Skips the memory check

           Runs setup without the
  /IN
           Network Setup Module

           Bypasses needing to read
           the License screen.
  /IW      Needs to be upper case
           when run within Windows
           Undocumented.
         Ignores Plug and Play
  /IP
         Undocumented

         By passes the checkin into
         the system CMOS. Useful
         for some combinations of
 /IR
         motherboard and Award
         BIOS ver 4.50 P
         Undocumented

         If you do not want Setup to
         use your existing Windows
         configuration (such as your
  /D     current Win.ini and
         System.ini files), use this
         switch.
         Undocumented

         Allows setup to run
  /N     without a mouse
         Undocumented

         Eliminates check for
/NTLDR
         previous operating system.

         Detection Switch Option
         String - Using a /P allows
         you to use an additional
         switch for viewing and
         setting some detection
         parameters. You can
         separate them with a
  /P
         semicolon (;). For example
         /P g=3;i;p.

               g=0 to 3 - This
                switch controls how
                verbose the built-in
                progress bar is. At
    maximum level (3),
    it shows all the
    resources of the
    detected devices
    along with the
    progress bar. This
    switch can help to
    identify which
    detection module
    causes a certain
    problem. The
    default is 0.
   b - This switch
    enables Prompt
    Before mode. It
    prompts you before
    a detection module
    is called so that you
    can step through
    each detection
    module manually
    and decide if you
    want to skip it. The
    default is disabled.
   i - This switch tells
    Setup not to report
    the existence of a
    Plug and Play
    BIOS. It is useful
    on systems that
    have a Plug and
    Play BIOS that is
    not reported in
    Machine.inf.
   p - This switch
    enables
    performance
    logging. It writes
                    performance timing
                    information to the
                    DETLOG.TXT
                    file.The default is
                    disabled.
                   f - This switch
                    enables Clean
                    Registry mode. It
                    forces Detection to
                    clean the root
                    branch of the
                    registry before
                    starting. This switch
                    is ignored when
                    Setup is run in the
                    Windows 95
                    graphical user
                    interface (GUI).
                    The default is
                    disabled.




Creating a Network Install Tab

Added 2/11/98

You can create a Network Install tab that will show up in the
Control Panel / Add/Remove Program icon.
This will allow you to centrally control applications that users can
easily install over a network.
There are two parts to setting this up:
   1. Configuring the file with the applications that can be
      installed
   2. Configurating the workstation to look for this file

Configuring the APPS.INI File

The file that controls what applications can be installed is called
APPS.INI.

A sample is:

       [AppInstallList]
       Microsoft Word=\\server\share\apps\word\setup.exe
       Microsoft Excel=\\server\share\apps\excel\setup.exe

On the left hand side is the name that will appear to the user in the
Network Install tab.
On the right hand side would be your location for the install
program.
No DOS paths are allowed. Only UNC names will work

This file should be put on a network server. This way when it
needs to be modified, it can be done in one location.

Configuring the Workstation

   1. Start Regedit
   2. Go to HKEY_Local_Machine / SOFTWARE / Microsoft /
      Windows / CurrentVersion
   3. Add a String Value called AppInstallPath
   4. Its value should be a DOS or UNC path to the location of
      the APPS.INI file, including the file name

Now when users open up the Control Panel / Add/Remove
Programs icon, there will be a Network Install tab with the
programs you specify.
This can be usefully for allowing people to automatically update
virus definition files, printer drivers, install applications etc.
Installing Windows95 OEM SR2 over an existing
version of Windows

Added 2/23/97

Currently, you cannot install the new OEM version of Windows95
over and existing version of Windows (3.x or 95).
In order to get around this problem, simply rename any
WIN.COM file on your hard drive and install normally.
This will let you keep you current Windows settings.

It will make things easier if the location of your new version is the
same as your old one.

Note: You will not be able to convert to FAT32 using this
procedure. For that you need to FDISK your hard drive.



Office95 Upgrade Without Existing Version

Submitted 1/28/96

To install office 95 upgrade version you need to own another
Office like application like WordPerfect or something right ?
Wrong !!

When setup goes to find an application to upgrade from just point
it to the EXCEL directory on the office CD and you're off...
Enjoy.

Martin Weterings



Automated Office95 Installation
Added 5/8/96

There are several undocumented switches you can use to automate
your Office95 Installation.
An full unattended install should only take 3-4 minutes from the
CD.


       Enters the CD key
/K     /K "12345678"
       The CD key should not have the dash

       0 - Quiet Install - with Exit screen
/Q     1 - No exit screen
       T - Shows nothing on the screen during install

       User's Name
/N
       /N "Name"

       Organization Name
/O
       /O "Org"

       Specify the STF file
       The default is the SETUP.STF on the root of the Office95 CD.

       This is an ASCII text file you can copy to a local or network
/T
       drive, modify the applications you want to install and then point
       your installation to use that file

       /T X:\NEW.STF

/U     Uninstalls all apps but leaves common files in place

/UA    Uninstalls all apps and removes common files

/R     ReInstalls previously installed Office95 apps
A whole string might look something like:
SETUP /K "12345678" /Q1 /N "YOUR_NAME" /O
"YOUR_ORGANIZATION" T: C:\NEW.STF

Other Windows applications use similar STF file structure.

You could have this launch automatically at the end of your
Windows95 installation if you are using INF files.
See the Installation Using INF Files section.



Installing Windows95 and Ignoring Plug and Play

Submitted 2/28/96

If you want to install Windows95 and have it not test for any Plug
and Play devices,
simply add a /PI after the SETUP command.

Submitted by Maurits Pfaff
nebulous@euronet.nl



Installing Win95 with no MSN or InBox Icons

Added 2/13/96

If you want to install Windows95 and not have it create the MSN
or Exchange InBox every time
you need to create a setup INF file. Instructions for doing this can
be found later in this section under
Batch Install Program

Having created an INF file you want to use, add the following lines
to remove both icons during installation:
      [msn.remove]
       setup.ini,desktop,,%Setup_MSN_DESC%,MSNEXCH.EX
       E %Setup_MSN_DESC%

       [Install]
       UpdateINIs= msn.remove
       DelReg=NoInbox_Icon

       [strings]
       Setup_MSN_DESC="Set Up The Microsoft Network"

       [NoInbox_Icon]
       HKLM,SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\
       explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\"{00020D76-0000-0000-
       C000-000000000046}"



Upgrading Without a Previous Version of Windows
Installed

Submitted 12/21/96

If you purchased the upgrade version of Windows95 but don't have
a previous version installed, normally you cannot install it.

If you need to install Windows 95 Upgrade on your computer and
you no longer have Windows 3.1, you can simply create the
following file on your hard disk:
WIN386.EXE and the Upgrade version will then install.

The easiest way to create this file is to type the following at the
command prompt:
ECHO [some random characters] > WIN386.EXE

Submitted by Eric Tetz
jlewis@global.california.com
Another way to Upgrade without a Previous Version of
Windows Installed

Submitted 9/1/96

If you are a Windows 95 "UPGRADE" user and you must reinstall
Windows 95 for any reason, you don't need to have a copy of
Windows 3.x installed on your computer first. Just place the first
Win 3.1 disk into your drive and during the install of Windows95
it will find the necessary files.

Submitted by Edward Garner
etgarner@aol.com



Batch Install Program

If you are re-installing Win95 and use the same settings and
programs each time, there is a Batch Installation program in the
Admin\Nettools\Netsetup directory on the CD or download it from
Version 2.0

You can specify what applications, network, protocol etc. to load
when you install Win95. Save the file, then run SETUP
FILENAME.INF when you re-install Win95. . You won't be
prompted for much else

				
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