Microsoft KB Archive/58339

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Windows 3.0 WIN.INI [devices] Section


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows versions 3.0, 3.0a


The following information is contained in the Microsoft Windows version 3.0 WININI.TXT readme file. The Windows Setup program copies this file to the Windows 3.0 directory.



The [devices] section names the active printers. The settings in this
section reflect those in the [PrinterPorts] section, without the
timeout values. This section is necessary for Windows Versions 2.x
applications, which look for the [devices] section for this

The [devices] section can contain settings of the following type:

<device-name>=<driver-name, port-name>

Purpose: The <device-name> keyname is the name of the device. The
         <driver-name> value is the driver filename. If a device is
         not currently connected, the <port-name> value should be the
         string specified in the NullPort settings (in the [windows]

To change: Choose the Printers icon from the Control Panel window. 

Additional query words: 3.00 3.0 3.0a 3.00a win30

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Technology : kbWin3xSearch kbWin300 kbWin300a

Last Reviewed: November 3, 1999
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