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One-Button Install

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000118760D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 51K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bryan, B: AUTHOR [+6]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for reducing the installation of OS/2 Warp* 4 from a worst case effort of creating 18 diskettes and following a 100-step manual installation procedure to a single step called One-Button Install.

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One-Button Install

      Disclosed is a method for reducing the installation of OS/2
Warp* 4 from a worst case effort of creating 18 diskettes and
following a 100-step manual installation procedure to a single step
called One-Button Install.

      OS/2 Warp Version 4 ships as four CDROMs; Base Install, Device
Driver Pak, Application Sampler, Notes Mail.  Device Drivers required
to support devices and chip sets on specific computer systems may be
installed from the Base CDROM automatically or the user may be
instructed to extract and install them from the Device Driver Pak
manually.

      Some systems, such as IBM* ThinkPad Computers, require the user
to select multiple device drivers from the Device Driver Pak and/or
Bulletin Board Systems (BBSes) and install them manually in a
specific, undocumented sequence that may involve more than 100 steps.
Usually only  a skilled computer user is successful in completing the
installation.

      The industry approach heretofore has been to create separate
computer system models with a customized OS/2 preloaded on the hard
drive of each model.

      One-Button Install reduces the extraction and 100-step manual
installation to a single button selection on one screen.
Conceptually, One-Button Install provides a new set of installation
diskettes to be used with the standard OS/2 Warp Version 4 product.
One-Button Install  is delivered to the user as a single file via
internet.  One-Button Install:
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