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                                  INSTALL
 
Loads a memory-resident program into memory when you start MS-DOS. You can
use this command only in your CONFIG.SYS file.
 
Memory-resident programs stay in memory as long as your computer is on. They
can be used even when other programs are active. You can use the INSTALL
command to load MS-DOS memory-resident programs--for example, Fastopen,
Keyb, Nlsfunc, and Share.
 
Syntax
 
    INSTALL=[drive:][path]filename [command-parameters]
 
Parameters
 
[drive:][path]filename
    Specifies the location and name of the memory-resident program you want
    to run.
 
command-parameters
    Specifies parameters for the program you specify for filename.
 
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                               INSTALL--Notes
 
INSTALL does not create an environment for a program it loads. Therefore,
slightly less memory is used if you load a program with INSTALL rather than
from your AUTOEXEC.BAT file. Some programs might not run correctly if they
are loaded with INSTALL. Do not use INSTALL to load programs that use
environment variables or shortcut keys or that require COMMAND.COM to be
present to handle critical errors.
 
Order of CONFIG.SYS processing
 
All INSTALL commands are processed after any of the DEVICE commands and
before the command interpreter is loaded. You cannot load a memory-resident
program before a device driver loaded with the DEVICE command.
 
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                              INSTALL--Example
 
Suppose you want to install FASTOPEN.EXE, located in the DOS directory on
drive C, from your CONFIG.SYS file instead of from your AUTOEXEC.BAT file or
the command line. In addition, you want to specify that Fastopen is to track
the opening of up to 100 files and directories on drive C. To do this,
include the following command in your CONFIG.SYS file:
 
    install=c:\dos\fastopen.exe c:=100
 
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