Command Prompt for Windows




Program Manager Replacement

The WinOne® Command Prompt can replace the default Program Manager supplied with Windows. When the WinOne® Command Prompt is set as the default start up shell then the WinOne® Command Prompt will run all the programs that would normally be run by the Program Manager, every time Windows is started. Exiting from the WinOne® Command Prompt will exit Windows after the following message is displayed :-

Simply use the mouse to select one of the three exit options (ie. Logoff, Shutdown or Reboot). A small dot mark will appear next to the option text when selected. Press the OK button to perform the selected option.

Setting the WinOne® Command Prompt as the default Windows shell

The WinOne® Command Prompt can be set as the default start up shell as follows :-

1. Enter at the command prompt :-

SHELL WIN_ONE,WOWEXEC

2. Logout and then log back into Windows so that the change to take effect.

Before setting the WinOne® Command Prompt as the default start up shell make a note of the current shell setting by entering at the command prompt :-

SHELL

Warning:

The Program Manager must NOT be replaced :-

1. unless there is sufficient memory to run other programs. At least 16 Megabytes of on-board memory is recommended.

2. on an operating system other then Windows NT. Under NO circumstances should the WinOne® Command Prompt be set as the default start up shell in Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP or any other operating system, other then Windows NT.

Do NOT replace Explorer with the WinOne® Command Prompt as you start up shell.

Note:

Also see command SHELL and Start Menu/Program Manager Programs.