[thelist] [OT] Win2k laptop

Michael Pemberton mpember at phreaker.net
Mon May 6 19:43:01 CDT 2002

A pologise if this seems out of place but which command are you running?

The Win2k setup comes in the form of a win32 version and a 16bit dos version.  The dos version exists for the purpose of custom installations.

I have used this at home to automate the rebuilding of my PC without me having to sit there and enter the setup details over and over again.

I understand that this post is getting more and more offtopis with every post, so if you want to chat offline, ICQ / email me and I'll see if I can go into more detail.

<tip author="Michael Pemberton" type="Windows Paths">
Always avoid using a network path ahead of the default paths in Windows.  For example, in win2k, "X:\Winnt; X:\Winnt\system32" is the first entries in your %path%.

Using a network path may seem like no problem, but if somthing changes in the future, it will cause MAJOR headaches for tech support.  In a recent case, removing a server that had been inserted into some PC's %path% caused them all the wait ~28secs (the time it took for the attempt to connect to timeout) before it ran any program that didn't include a path.

The only way to elimate the symptom was to remove the path, or to replace all the windows shortcuts that didn't point directly to the relative program location.
Michael Pemberton
mpember at phreaker.net
ICQ: 12107010

-- Original Message --
From: Chris Marsh <chrism at puffofsmoke.net>

I got a message telling me that this program will not run from DOS

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