Microsoft KB Archive/92536
Article ID: 92536
Article Last Modified on 9/26/1999
- Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.1
This article was previously published under Q92536
The Microsoft Windows for Workgroups add-on for Windows 3.1 users does not allow a new installation of Windows for Workgroups; it is an upgrade for Microsoft Windows version 3.1 only.
If the upgrade fails during installation, you may not be able to run SETUP.EXE again. To work around this problem, remove the SETUPSTATE= line from the [BOOT.DESCRIPTION] section of the SYSTEM.INI file.
During the upgrade process, SETUP.EXE adds the line
to the [BOOT.DESCRIPTION] section of the SYSTEM.INI file. When this line is present, SETUP.EXE does not allow the installation of Windows for Workgroups, and the following error message will be displayed:
To allow Windows for Workgroups to install correctly (provided you have Windows 3.1 on your computer), remove the SETUPSTATE= line.
NOTE: The failed upgrade installation may also leave the following line in the SYSTEM.INI:
The statement should be SHELL=PROGMAN.EXE. You may need to make this change as well.
Additional query words: 3.1 3.10 win.ini reinstall setup set up setting re-install fail resetup re-setup previous error