Dec 142017
 
Make a "bootable" version of Windows 3.X on a floppy.
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Make a “bootable” version of Windows 3.X on a floppy.
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CONTROL.SAV 3686 1046 deflated
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INSTALL.BAT 312 192 deflated
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UPDATE.BAT 412 235 deflated
UPDATEA.BAT 412 235 deflated
WIN.INI 3265 1624 deflated
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WINFILE.INI 265 167 deflated
WINLIT2.ICO 766 185 deflated
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Contents of the README.TXT file



If you're using NOTEPAD to read this, click in
the upper right corner to make it easier to read.
Printing it out is an even better idea.


WINDOWS LITE 2.1
(Windows 3.1 version)
(c) 1992 F. K. Lenherr
New Salem Research
West Main Street
New Salem MA 01355
All Rights Reserved


I.How to "install" WinLite
II.Why do I need WinLite?
What's it good for?
III.Trouble-shooting
IV.Registration information


I. How to "install" Winlite

Windows Lite 2.1 (tm) is simply Windows 3.1 on a floppy disk!

The enclosed batch files, WINLITE?.BAT, will create a full
working version of Windows 3.1 on any 3.5" high density floppy disk.
There are NO new executable programs, just good ol' Windows 3.1.
The point is to slim Windows down enough to fit on a (compressed)
floppy disk. To create the disk:

Run winlitea.bat if your 3.5" drive is called drive A:
Run winliteb.bat if your 3.5" drive is called drive B:

Just change to the directory where you unzipped WinLite, and type
the batch file name followed by the full path to your Windows 3.1
directory.

For example, WINLITEB C:\WIN31 will create a 3.5" WinLite floppy
in drive B: if Windows 3.1 is on your hard disk in the WIN31 directory.

You MUST have a copy of Windows 3.1 installed on your hard disk.

Before running the batch file, make sure you have a completely blank,
formatted 3.5" floppy ready. Then just run the appropriate
batch file as described above. It takes about three to seven minutes
(depending on the speed of your processor), so go get a cup of coffee!
Important: you must have 3 MB free space on your C: drive.

Then type CD \WINLITE and WIN /S. This will start Windows in
standard mode. You should always run in standard mode, since enhanced
mode requires a different set of files on the floppy.

You can erase WinLite from your hard disk whenever you want. If you
use WinLite on someone else's machine you must erase it when you're done,
unless they own a copy a Windows 3.1 themselves.

To reinstall WinLite after erasing it, type A:INSTALLA (or B:INSTALL).
This will copy WinLite to the WinLite directory (called C:\WINLITE) on
your hard disk, and decompress the files. This takes only about ONE
minute, and is necessary, since Windows 3.1 has gotten too big to fit
on an uncompressed floppy. In other words, WinLite 2.1 is ON the floppy,
but doesn't RUN directly from the floppy (which would be too slow
in any case). Of course, if you can afford the space, you can leave
WinLite on your hard disk as long as you want.

That's all you really need to know, but please read the
following before beginning.


II.Why do I need WinLite? What's it good for?

Once you have run the batch file which creates your floppy,
you can take WinLite to any DOS machine and run Windows, with
Cardfile (and your addresses/phone numbers), Notepad, Clock,
File manager, and many more!

You can easily edit WinLite to add the accessories you like and
remove those you don't use. To save your new version, type A:UPDATEA
(or B:UPDATE). The batch file will recompress your C:\WINLITE
directory and copy it back to the floppy. You only need to do this
occasionally, when you've made significant changes. It takes about
three minutes.

But rather than overwriting your original floppy, you can make a new
one by copying the UPDATE and INSTALL batch files, along with himem.sys
and pkzip.exe and pkunzip.exe to a blank floppy, and then running UPDATE.

Specifically, here are some advantages of WinLite:

1. It makes Windows as portable as a 3.5" diskette. You can
easily take your Windows environment anywhere you go.

For example, let's say you're going to give a talk. With WinLite,
you can take the "slides" you created in WRITE on a single disk.
They can include bulleted lists, graphics, spreadsheets, and so forth.
While you're giving the talk, you can even run CLOCK to keep track of
the time.

2. It will teach you more about how Windows works. Which things
are the essentials and which are frills?

3. It allows you to have as many different Windows setups as you
want, all without consuming valuable hard disk space. Just put each
on a separate floppy.

4. It gives you a place to try out new programs before you install
them in your main Windows setup. I recently loaded a MS PowerPoint
demo. It took me about two hours to delete it when I was done. It
had modified the *.ini files, dropped executable files here and
there, and generally made a mess of things. Has this even happened
to you?!

5. It will encourage you to experiment with Windows more freely.
I'm relucant to take a chance of corrupting my main Windows setup.
With WinLite, you can try anything and instantly (well, almost!)
restore your prior setup from a floppy.

6. If you have a portable computer with limited hard disk space,
WinLite will allow you to run Windows 3.1 when you need it and delete
it when you're done.


III.Trouble-shooting

1. The batch file says, "I can't find your floppy drive!"

You are probably using the wrong batch file. Use the ones
ending in "a" and "b" for your A: and B: drives, respectively.


2. The batch files says, "WinLite needs to know where your
current copy of Windows 3.1 is stored...".

Give the full path to your Windows 3.1 directory (e.g., C:\WINDOWS).

If you are currently running Windows 3.0 (not 3.1), you need to
use the batch files in WinLite 1.1. Download wlit11.zip from your
favorite bulletin board.


3. Error messages about protected mode or extended and expanded memory

To run in standard mode, you must have loaded some version
of himem.sys in your config.sys file. Using some version of
smartdrive, either smartdrv.sys or (better) smartdrv.exe,
is highly recommended. You are probably doing all this already,
so try out WINLITE first -- you may not need to do anything.

I've also found that you may have to disable expanded memory
to run Windows in standard mode. (Insert a REM in your config.sys
file where it loads the expanded memory manager, such as EMM386.EXE)

I use "device=c:\win31\himem.sys" in my config.sys file and
"c:\win31\smartdrv.exe 2432 256" in my autoexec.bat file.


4. You get the message, "Disk full" when running UPDATE.BAT

You have added too many new things. You must delete something of
equal size before adding something new.

Or, the diskette doesn't has full capacity. Under DOS 5.0, you should
use FORMAT /U to avoid wasted space. If the diskette has bad blocks,
use it for something else. WinLite needs as much space as possible!


5. You get the message, "Disk full" when running INSTALL.BAT

You need about 3 MB free space on your disk to install WinLite 2.1.
Delete some unnecessary files and try again.


* * * * * * * * * * *



If you have any trouble getting WinLite to run, please write
to me at the above address, describing exactly what you did and
what happened. Include a brief description of your hardware and
any special TSR's or devices. I can't promise to answer all letters,
but I will try to fix any bugs in a subsequent version.


* * * * * * * * * * *


IV.Registration information


IF YOU FIND WINLITE USEFUL OR INTERESTING, PLEASE REGISTER!!

I hate nagware and have not disabled this program in any way.

PLEASE DISCONTINUE USING WINLITE AND THE FLOPPIES YOU MADE
IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO REGISTER. THIS PROGRAM IS COPYRIGHTED
SHAREWARE, NOT FREEWARE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR COOPERATION.

TO REGISTER, SEND $14.95 (CHEAP!) TO:

Fred K. Lenherr
New Salem Research
West Main Street
New Salem, MA 01355

IF YOU REGISTER, YOU WILL GET A COPY OF THE COMPLETE WINLITE MANUAL.
STRONGLY RECOMMENDED! IT INCLUDES A MUCH FULLER EXPLANATION OF HOW
TO USE WINLITE THAN IS GIVEN HERE.

(Unless you are already a Windows guru, you need this manual!)

HAVE FUN! AMAZE YOUR FRIENDS! SEND ME THE $14.95!
HAVE FUN! AMAZE YOUR FRIENDS! SEND ME THE $14.95!
HAVE FUN! AMAZE YOUR FRIENDS! SEND ME THE $14.95!


Contents of the README.1ST file



If you're using NOTEPAD to read this, click in
the upper right corner to make it easier to read.
Printing it out is an even better idea.


WINDOWS LITE 2.1
(Windows 3.1 version)
(c) 1992 F. K. Lenherr
New Salem Research
West Main Street
New Salem MA 01355
All Rights Reserved


I.How to "install" WinLite
II.Why do I need WinLite?
What's it good for?
III.Trouble-shooting
IV.Registration information


I. How to "install" Winlite

Windows Lite 2.1 (tm) is simply Windows 3.1 on a floppy disk!

The enclosed batch files, WINLITE?.BAT, will create a full
working version of Windows 3.1 on any 3.5" high density floppy disk.
There are NO new executable programs, just good ol' Windows 3.1.
The point is to slim Windows down enough to fit on a (compressed)
floppy disk. To create the disk:

Run winlitea.bat if your 3.5" drive is called drive A:
Run winliteb.bat if your 3.5" drive is called drive B:

Just change to the directory where you unzipped WinLite, and type
the batch file name followed by the full path to your Windows 3.1
directory.

For example, WINLITEB C:\WIN31 will create a 3.5" WinLite floppy
in drive B: if Windows 3.1 is on your hard disk in the WIN31 directory.

You MUST have a copy of Windows 3.1 installed on your hard disk.

Before running the batch file, make sure you have a completely blank,
formatted 3.5" floppy ready. Then just run the appropriate
batch file as described above. It takes about three to seven minutes
(depending on the speed of your processor), so go get a cup of coffee!
Important: you must have 3 MB free space on your C: drive.

Then type CD \WINLITE and WIN /S. This will start Windows in
standard mode. You should always run in standard mode, since enhanced
mode requires a different set of files on the floppy.

You can erase WinLite from your hard disk whenever you want. If you
use WinLite on someone else's machine you must erase it when you're done,
unless they own a copy a Windows 3.1 themselves.

To reinstall WinLite after erasing it, type A:INSTALLA (or B:INSTALL).
This will copy WinLite to the WinLite directory (called C:\WINLITE) on
your hard disk, and decompress the files. This takes only about ONE
minute, and is necessary, since Windows 3.1 has gotten too big to fit
on an uncompressed floppy. In other words, WinLite 2.1 is ON the floppy,
but doesn't RUN directly from the floppy (which would be too slow
in any case). Of course, if you can afford the space, you can leave
WinLite on your hard disk as long as you want.

That's all you really need to know, but please read the
following before beginning.


II.Why do I need WinLite? What's it good for?

Once you have run the batch file which creates your floppy,
you can take WinLite to any DOS machine and run Windows, with
Cardfile (and your addresses/phone numbers), Notepad, Clock,
File manager, and many more!

You can easily edit WinLite to add the accessories you like and
remove those you don't use. To save your new version, type A:UPDATEA
(or B:UPDATE). The batch file will recompress your C:\WINLITE
directory and copy it back to the floppy. You only need to do this
occasionally, when you've made significant changes. It takes about
three minutes.

But rather than overwriting your original floppy, you can make a new
one by copying the UPDATE and INSTALL batch files, along with himem.sys
and pkzip.exe and pkunzip.exe to a blank floppy, and then running UPDATE.

Specifically, here are some advantages of WinLite:

1. It makes Windows as portable as a 3.5" diskette. You can
easily take your Windows environment anywhere you go.

For example, let's say you're going to give a talk. With WinLite,
you can take the "slides" you created in WRITE on a single disk.
They can include bulleted lists, graphics, spreadsheets, and so forth.
While you're giving the talk, you can even run CLOCK to keep track of
the time.

2. It will teach you more about how Windows works. Which things
are the essentials and which are frills?

3. It allows you to have as many different Windows setups as you
want, all without consuming valuable hard disk space. Just put each
on a separate floppy.

4. It gives you a place to try out new programs before you install
them in your main Windows setup. I recently loaded a MS PowerPoint
demo. It took me about two hours to delete it when I was done. It
had modified the *.ini files, dropped executable files here and
there, and generally made a mess of things. Has this even happened
to you?!

5. It will encourage you to experiment with Windows more freely.
I'm relucant to take a chance of corrupting my main Windows setup.
With WinLite, you can try anything and instantly (well, almost!)
restore your prior setup from a floppy.

6. If you have a portable computer with limited hard disk space,
WinLite will allow you to run Windows 3.1 when you need it and delete
it when you're done.


III.Trouble-shooting

1. The batch file says, "I can't find your floppy drive!"

You are probably using the wrong batch file. Use the ones
ending in "a" and "b" for your A: and B: drives, respectively.


2. The batch files says, "WinLite needs to know where your
current copy of Windows 3.1 is stored...".

Give the full path to your Windows 3.1 directory (e.g., C:\WINDOWS).

If you are currently running Windows 3.0 (not 3.1), you need to
use the batch files in WinLite 1.1. Download wlit11.zip from your
favorite bulletin board.


3. Error messages about protected mode or extended and expanded memory

To run in standard mode, you must have loaded some version
of himem.sys in your config.sys file. Using some version of
smartdrive, either smartdrv.sys or (better) smartdrv.exe,
is highly recommended. You are probably doing all this already,
so try out WINLITE first -- you may not need to do anything.

I've also found that you may have to disable expanded memory
to run Windows in standard mode. (Insert a REM in your config.sys
file where it loads the expanded memory manager, such as EMM386.EXE)

I use "device=c:\win31\himem.sys" in my config.sys file and
"c:\win31\smartdrv.exe 2432 256" in my autoexec.bat file.


4. You get the message, "Disk full" when running UPDATE.BAT

You have added too many new things. You must delete something of
equal size before adding something new.

Or, the diskette doesn't has full capacity. Under DOS 5.0, you should
use FORMAT /U to avoid wasted space. If the diskette has bad blocks,
use it for something else. WinLite needs as much space as possible!


5. You get the message, "Disk full" when running INSTALL.BAT

You need about 3 MB free space on your disk to install WinLite 2.1.
Delete some unnecessary files and try again.


* * * * * * * * * * *



If you have any trouble getting WinLite to run, please write
to me at the above address, describing exactly what you did and
what happened. Include a brief description of your hardware and
any special TSR's or devices. I can't promise to answer all letters,
but I will try to fix any bugs in a subsequent version.


* * * * * * * * * * *


IV.Registration information


IF YOU FIND WINLITE USEFUL OR INTERESTING, PLEASE REGISTER!!

I hate nagware and have not disabled this program in any way.

PLEASE DISCONTINUE USING WINLITE AND THE FLOPPIES YOU MADE
IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO REGISTER. THIS PROGRAM IS COPYRIGHTED
SHAREWARE, NOT FREEWARE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR COOPERATION.

TO REGISTER, SEND $14.95 (CHEAP!) TO:

Fred K. Lenherr
New Salem Research
West Main Street
New Salem, MA 01355

IF YOU REGISTER, YOU WILL GET A COPY OF THE COMPLETE WINLITE MANUAL.
STRONGLY RECOMMENDED! IT INCLUDES A MUCH FULLER EXPLANATION OF HOW
TO USE WINLITE THAN IS GIVEN HERE.

(Unless you are already a Windows guru, you need this manual!)

HAVE FUN! AMAZE YOUR FRIENDS! SEND ME THE $14.95!
HAVE FUN! AMAZE YOUR FRIENDS! SEND ME THE $14.95!
HAVE FUN! AMAZE YOUR FRIENDS! SEND ME THE $14.95!
Before running the batch file WINLITE?.BAT, copy PKZIP.EXE and PKUNZIP.EXE
to the directory where you unzipped WLIT21.ZIP. These files can be found
on any Bulletin Board, under names such as PK102.EXE or PK110.EXE.

Once you have made your floppy, everything in the directory where you
unzipped WLIT21.ZIP can be erased. But save WLIT21.ZIP itself first!



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