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Microsoft KB Archive/101879

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Installing PowerPoint 3.0 on the OmniBook

PSS ID Number: Q101879 Article last modified on 02-18-1998



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The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft MS-DOS operating system version 5.0 - Microsoft Windows operating system version 3.1 - Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows, version 3.0 - Microsoft Word for Windows, versions 6.0, 6.0a


When you try to install Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows on the Hewlett- Packard (HP) OmniBook 300 using the LapLink remote, the following error message appears

Tried to create an invalid path using <e:> and people.pp_

where <e:> is the remote computer.

The same error can also occur if you try to install Microsoft Word for Windows to a Bernoulli removable-media drive.


The HP OmniBook 300 ships with Microsoft Windows version 3.1 preinstalled on Flash read-only memory (ROM) and does not have a floppy disk drive. All installations of software must be done using the LapLink remote to a host computer.

Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows does not support set up from a shared removable media (floppy disk drive).


To work around this problem:

  1. Create a directory for each disk on the host machine. Name the directories Disk1, Disk2, and so forth.
  2. Copy the contents of each disk to the appropriate directory.
  3. On the OmniBook machine, start Windows File Manager and select the mapped hard disk drive of the host machine.
  4. Change to the directory named Disk1.
  5. Select the PowerPoint SETUP.EXE file and run Setup.


Technical support for the HP OmniBook is available 5:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Pacific time, Monday through Friday, at (503) 757-2004. Hewlett-Packard also has a fax number, (503) 760-5488, and an automated support number, (800) 443-1254.

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