These options are used with the Windows 98 SETUP.EXE program and change the way Windows can be installed. While case is not normally important, if the option is in upper case, the option MUST be in upper case to work.
Product Team – Right click on the desktop, click properties, then click on the Screen Saver tab, Choose 3-D text as the screen saver, and click on settings. In the Display Text box type “volcano”, and then click Ok.
Multimedia Product Team show – Using Windows Explorer, go to the directory:
Right-drag the program file Weldata.exe to the desktop. A dialog box appears – select Create shortcut(s) here. Right click on the new Weldata shortcut, and select properties. On the shortcut tab, in the target box, add to the end (after the double-quote) You_are_a_real_rascal and then tab down in the same dialog box to the run box. Change the pull-down run choice to minimized. Click on Ok. Now launch the Weldata shortcut on the desktop.
To remove the startup screen, unhide the file C:\MSDOS.SYS. In the DOS box, type ATTRIB -H -R -S C:\MSDOS.SYS. Exit the DOS box. Edit the file and under the [Options] section add (or change the line if present) to LOGO=0
To change the shutdown graphic screen, you can substitute a 320×400 pixel bitmap of your choice (no other size will work). The files to replace reside in your Windows directory, and have the non-bmp names:
“Please wait while Windows is shutting down” – logow.sys
“It is now safe to shut off your computer” – logos.sys
You may wish to save the originals first by renaming the file you plan to replace. For example, change LOGOW.SYS to LOGOW.BMP. Then copy your own bitmap (bmp) file, renamed and relocated to the Windows directory.
To change the startup screen, create a 320×400 bmp logo file and place it in the C: root directory as logo.sys.
Installation Not on the First Drive
For expert users, Windows, in some situations, can run and boot from a second drive. Be aware this may not work. If you want to try it, the process is to first install Windows on the first physical hard disk C. This disk drive is then switched with another drive (usually changing drive jumpers if IDE). The new “first drive” without Windows must not have any extended or logical partitions.
Using System Commander to boot the OS, specific under Settings, OS Specific options, be sure that all partitions on the first drive are hidden. When Windows on the second drive is selected from the System Commander OS selection menu, it will boot properly and appear as drive C: (even though it is running from the second drive).
Microsoft does not support this configuration. We’ve seen it work on systems, but it also may fail to boot on your specific system (although it will not hurt anything). Please be aware that V Communications can’t help you, should it not boot properly, as it appears Windows is sensitive to some hardware configurations. It may be one of the reasons Microsoft does not support it.