||SU0168 Error During Installation --
technique from the Usenet archives for upgrading a
Windows 3.1x installation using the "full" or
"OEM" Windows 95 distribution...
This might also work for upgrading Windows 95
to a later version of Windows, although user feedback on this has not
|This is a slightly
edited version of a message posted on
comp.os.ms-windows.setup.win95 by Norman Bevitt
(firstname.lastname@example.org), Enterprise PLC -
- Reboot your PC and start up the previous
installed Windows 3.1x as usual.
- Insert your Windows 95 CD-ROM or diskette #1 into
the drive. Let's assume a drive ID of
"D" for your drive although any other
identifier will do.
- Launch the "SETUP.EXE" program, located
either in "D:\" or
"D:\WIN95". To accomplish this, you may
either launch the file manager, change to drive
"D:" and start Setup by double-clicking
it's name on the file list or you may choose
"File/Run....."from the program
manager. See the various text files on your
Windows95 distribution for additional parameters
to specify for Setup.
- Depending on the parameters you specified,
several dialog boxes appear. Acknowledge them
with "Ok" or "Continue", up
to the License dialog box. DO NOT PRESS ANY
BUTTON IN THE LICENSE DIALOG BOX !!! If you do,
Setup will bring up the SU0168 error message,
terminate itself and you will have to restart
from stage (3).
- Switch to the program manager (or equivalent
shell) by using ALT + TAB or entering the task
manager with CTRL + ESC and double clicking on
the program manager entry.
- Launch a windows text editor, NOTEPAD.EXE for
example. Select "File/Open....."
Examine your hard disks for a directory called
"X:\WININSTO.400 or so, where "X"
stands for your hard disk's identifier. Setup
created this directory on the first drive, that
has enough free space to hold all the files
needed for the installation process. From this
directory select the file "SETUPPP.INF"
- In the file, you will see a line containing the
string "[data]". Insert a new line
right below the [data]-line and type the string
"OEMUP=1". The piece of text should now
look like the following
Save the changed file and quit the editor.
- Now switch back to the setup program using the
methods described in (5). You will see the
License dialog box again. Read the license text
carefully. If you agree to its contents, press
the "Ok" button.
- If everything worked out fine, the next window
you should see is the Setup Wizard main window.
From now on, follow the instructions given by the
Setup Wizard. If you still get the
"SU0168" message, something went wrong.
In this case, repeat the whole thing, beginning
with step (3).