PRB: Welcome to Windows 98 Screen Does Not Appear on Windows 98 Second Edition Preinstall

SYMPTOMS

On Windows 98 preinstalled systems, the Welcome to Windows 98 appears after the first end-user boot. However, on Windows 98 Second Edition preinstalled systems, the Welcome to Windows 98 does not appear after the first end-user boot. This problem occurs with both the OPK and SBK.

CAUSE

The Welcome to Windows 98 screen is displayed by Welcome.exe. On Windows 98 preinstalled systems, Welcome.exe is listed in the registry under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. On Windows 98 SE preinstalled systems, Welcome.exe is not listed under this key. The line which sets this key is commented out in the Enduser.inf file located in the configuration set directory.

RESOLUTION

You can modify your configuration set to cause the Welcome to Windows 98 screen to appear after the first end-user boot. This will occur after the Out of Box End-User Experience (OOBE).

To display the Welcome to Windows 98 screen after the first end-user boot, you need to modify the file Enduser.inf file in your configuration set by following these steps:

  1. Navigate to the configuration set directory.

    OPK Users: If your configuration set is named Test, navigate to the following folder:

    REF:\Lang\Eng\Wizard\Test

    SBK Users: If your configuration set is named Test, and your wizard directory is named OPKWiz, navigate to the following folder:

    REF:\OPKWiz\Test
  2. Open the file Enduser.inf in a text editor, such as Notepad.
  3. Find the following lines:

    [Welcome.Addreg]<BR/>;HKLM,%KEY_RUN%,"Welcome",,"%25%\Welcome.exe"
  4. Uncomment the second line by removing the semi-colon from the front of the line.

OPK users: You need to preinstall using this modified configuration set to reflect the change in the end-user boot experience of the target computer.

SBK users: You need to rebuild the Preload Boot Floppy (PBF) using the modified configuration set, and preinstall using the new PBF to reflect the change in the end-user boot experience of the target computer.

STATUS

This behavior is by design.

MORE INFORMATION

Much of the functionality contained in Welcome.exe is now found in the Out Of Box End-user Experience (OOBE).
The behavior of the Welcome.exe program is not affected by this change.
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ID članka: 238540 - posljednja izmjena: 14. velj 2017. - verzija: 1

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