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Loads a memory-resident program into memory. Use the systemroot\System32\Config.nt file, or the equivalent startup file specified in a program's program information file (PIF), to specify the program to install.

Syntax

install=[Drive:][Path] FileName [CommandParameters]

Parameters

[ Drive : ][ Path ] FileName   : Specifies the location and name of the memory-resident program you want to run.

CommandParameters   : Specifies parameters for the program you specify for FileName.

/?   : Displays help at the command prompt.

Remarks

  • Use install to load a memory-resident program into memory just prior to starting the application that requires the memory-resident program. If a memory-resident program is loaded into memory using the Autoexec.nt file, the memory-resident program will be loaded into memory every time the command prompt is started, wasting memory.

  • Do not use install to load programs that use environment variables or shortcut keys or that require Cmd.exe to be present to handle critical errors.

Examples

To load a program into memory in the Config.nt file, type the following:

install

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Information that the user must supply

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Elements that the user must type exactly as shown

Ellipsis (...)

Parameter that can be repeated several times in a command line

Between brackets ([])

Optional items

Between braces ({}); choices separated by pipe (|). Example: {even|odd}

Set of choices from which the user must choose only one

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Code or program output

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