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Play Solitaire during the installation of Windows XP

Play Solitaire during the installation of Windows XP

Postby s. sengupta » Tue Jul 23, 2002 1:37 am

Copy SOL.EXE to a floppy disk. You will need to find the solitaire game on a system that has a Windows operating system already installed. The easiest way to find it is to perform a search for SOL.EXE.
The only time you can launch the game is during the GUI part of the installation. The GUI part I am referring to is the graphical part of the installation after the first reboot.
During the graphical part of the installation press SHIFT+F10.
A DOS Prompt will be show.
Type A:SOL.EXE and press ENTER.
This will launch the Solitaire game.
You can now close the DOS prompt.
The installation will continue to take place while you play. Just do not forget about the installation, because it may be asking for information while your caught up in your game. Simply move the game window around so you can answer the installation questions when asked.

NOTE: Solitaire is not the only game that can be played. If you have other small games that can fit on a floppy you can follow these same steps. :)
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Postby Weaver » Tue Jul 23, 2002 4:11 am

Ingenious, two points for you. Highlight of my day. Thanks.

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Postby Shack » Tue Jul 23, 2002 11:01 am

Kewl!! someway to amuse yourself while waiting that 38 minutes until Xp is finished installing :lol:




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