Windows PIF Settings for Microsoft Works for MS-DOS

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The following are the recommended Windows/286 and Windows 3.0 PIF file settings for Microsoft Works for MS-DOS (be sure to include your actual path and directory for Program Name and Initial Directory):
   Field                        Setting
   -----                        -------

   Program Name:                C:\WORKS\WORKS.EXE
   Program Title:               Microsoft Works
   Program Parameters:          (none)
   Initial Directory:           C:\WORKS
   KB Required                  320
   KB Desired                   640
   Directly Modifies            Screen
   Program Switch               Text
   Screen Exchange              Graphics/Text
   Close Window on exit         Checked (see below)


When an MS-DOS application is closed that is run from a PIF file without the "Close Window on exit" option checked, an inactive application window remains open until it is also closed. To close an inactive application, press ALT+SPACEBAR and choose "Close" from the pull-down menu.


Article ID: 33673 - Last Review: February 27, 2014 - Revision: 2.1
  • Microsoft Windows 2.03 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2.1 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2.11 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 3.0 Standard Edition
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