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Second Workstation Setup Does Not Update All WIN.INI Entries PSS ID Number: Q102491 Article last modified on 11-30-1993

2.00 2.00a 2.00a-CD 2.00b 2.00c


The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Word for Windows, versions 2.0, 2.0a, 2.0a-CD, 2.0b, 2.0c - Microsoft Windows operating system versions 3.0 and 3.1


If you use the Word for Windows Setup program to perform a second (or subsequent) Workstation Installation and if the server location of Word is a different logical drive, none of the import filters, export filters, or OLE server applications runs correctly.


Setup does not update the WIN.INI entries with the new network drive.

Exception: Setup correctly modifies the WordDocument setting in the Embedding section of WIN.INI.


We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.


For example, if you originally installed Word on your workstation from drive E: and you later reinstalled Word from drive F:, Setup does not change the WIN.INI entries in the following sections from E: to F:

  • the Drawing, MSGraph, Equation, and WordArt entries.
  • [MS Graphic Export Filters]
  • [MS Graphic Import Filters]

If Word cannot find the filter or server application in the old location, an error occurs.


Word for Windows “User’s Guide,” version 2.0, pages 793-810

Additional reference words: 2.00 2.00a 2.00a-CD 2.00b 2.00c w4wnetwork w4wsetup


Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1993.