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    i have a batch file that runs the win98 install automatically. i was wondering if i can make a similar batch file to run other programs. for example, run windows media player, select a certain playlist and play music at random.

    also i was wondering if i can create a batch file for winXP(which i am running) and make it do the same thing as the win98 installation.

    i have included the batch file (even though it isnt a batch file) for you to look at. if you want to use it you will have to change the extention back to *.inf and place it in the root of your win98 cd.
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    Creating Windows INF Files

    As quoted by Microsoft

    An INF file is a text file that contains all the necessary information about the device(s) and file(s) to be installed, such as driver images, registry information, version information, and so on, to be used by the Setup components.
    Microsoft has documentation for creating INF files at http://www.microsoft.com/hwdev/driver/W2inf.asp

    It is one of many refernces for creating and useing inf files. I hope it helps. Though it isnt a batch file per say. It is used by installers.

    If you are intested in batch file programming instead you can find the DOS batch file programming tutorial & handbook here http://home7.inet.tele.dk/batfiles/i...ntents.htm#top
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    thanks learning20
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    Instead of using a batch file to install windows 98, you can also use Microsoft Batch 98, which is available on the windows 98 CDRom. You can check out how to use it here:

    http://support.microsoft.com/default...;en-us;214727&

    Sorry, prematurely cut my last post short.
    I did some more snooping for a similar tool for XP and came across this artcile for XP professional:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/p...unattended.asp

    I'm sure if you looked around microsoft.com or google.com, you could find a tool to help you generate scripts for apps like media player as well. Good luck!
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