Faster MS Office Setup
The next pain after installing Windows 95/98/NT is the Office setup itself. Office 97 can give you quite a headache with its lengthy installation. Like Windows 95/98, there are several undocumented switches you can use to automate your Office 95/97 setup. We were surprised to know that the entire setup process was sped up by 30% with these switches.
|/K||Enters the CD key
The CD key should not have the dash
|/Q||0 - Quiet Install - with Exit screen
1 - No exit screen
T - Shows nothing on the screen during install
|/T||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 drive, modify the applications you want to install and then point your installation to use that file
|/U||Uninstalls all apps but leaves common files in place|
|/UA||Uninstalls all apps and removes common files|
|/R||ReInstalls previously installed Office95 apps|
To activate the switches, run the setip.exe at the DOS Prompt. The whole command might look something like:
D:\Office\SETUP /K "12345678" /Q1 /N "YOUR_NAME" /O "YOUR_ORGANIZATION" T: C:\NEW.STF
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