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Tip of the Week - Improving System Performance

PublicationDate: 9/25/98
Summary: Tip of the Week - Improving System Performance
Author: CPS - Central Processing System (CPS)


Posted September 25, 1998

TO: All Destination Points
FROM: CPS Customer Service
RE: Tip of the Week --- Improving System Performance

This week's tip covers a feature or process in the EDExpress software --- improving system performance.

For the EDExpress and Pell for Windows software to perform optimally, there are several Windows system configuration settings you should ensure you have in place.

Your CONFIG.SYS file should have the following lines in it (Windows 3.1 and 95 only):

DEVICE=C:
DEVICE=C:NOEMS
FILES=120
BUFFERS=32

AUTOEXEC.BAT file should have the following lines in it (Windows 3.1, 95 and NT):

SET TEMP=C:
SET TMP=C:

You should verify the existence of a C:directory on the C:\drive before adding the AUTOEXEC.BAT commands.

Windows NT users do not need to add the commands listed above for the CONFIG.SYS, but should ensure the AUTOEXEC.BAT has the SET TEMP and SET TMP lines.

Also, if you are a Windows 95 or NT user and have a line in your AUTOEXEC.BAT with "SHARE" in it, you will want to type "REM" at the beginning of the line and save (there should be a blank space after REM.) The SHARE command is no longer needed here because VSHARE loads in the SYSTEM.INI file.

To edit your configuration files in Windows 95 or NT, go to Start/Run, type SYSEDIT, and click OK. In Windows 3.1, go to File/Run, type SYSEDIT, and click OK. The SYSEDIT command will bring up all the system files with the AUTOEXEC.BAT file listed on top. You can then make and save any configuration changes. Be very careful in these files. Typographical errors can result in your PC not booting properly.

Before making any of the above system configuration changes, we strongly advise you consult with your institution's technical and/or network support staff to ensure adding commands to or modifying the CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT files will not affect other programs or processes integral to your PC or other school systems.

If you have any questions, please contact CPS Customer Service at 1-800-330-5947, or via e-mail at CPS@NCS.COM.

Last Modified: 08/16/1999