This page walks you through the steps of setting up VSM to run on Windows 95 and 98. These instructions work the same for regular users and demo users.
If the BATCH directory was found (i.e. no error message given for the "cd \batch" command), then skip to step 3. If the BATCH directory was not found (i.e. invalid directory message given for the "cd \batch" command), then enter the following commands in the MS-DOS Prompt window:
Now modify the PATH in your autoexec.bat file by entering the command:
edit c:\autoexec.batUse your mouse to move around in the file that will be displayed till you find a line that looks like:
path=c:\windows;c:\windows\command;Modify this line so it reads:
You must now reboot your computer so the changes will take effect. So click Start/Shutdown/Restart. When Windows comes back up, bring a MS-DOS Prompt window and continue to the next step.
a:update a c
Your VSM files are now properly installed in the new (and required) directories. Now that the UPDATE command has completed, enter these commands in the MS-DOS Prompt window:
copy con vo.bat
If you get a warning message saying "Overwrite vo.bat (Yes/No/All)?", then you already have a VO command so press N and ENTER to abort then skip to the next step.
If you don't get the warning message above, then the cursor
will just move down to the next line so you can start inputting
lines for your new vo.bat file.
If you skipped step 2 above, then omit adding the line below that begins with "path=".
Now enter the following command lines for your VO.BAT file, pressing ENTER after each line:
vsm dataC %1 %2
After entering the last line, hold down the CTRL key and press the letter Z one time, then release the CTRL key. Press ENTER and you will see the message "1 file copied". Your VO.BAT file has been created. Further customizations can be made to VO.BAT file such as specifying Printer and Display types, which are especially helpful if you are using VSM on more than one computer. In such cases, you would customize the vo.bat file for each computer. For example, you may have different printers on each computer and want to avoid having to reassign the printers each time you work on a different computer.
exitand your MS-DOS Prompt will disappear so you are back on your Windows 95/98 Desktop.
c:\hvsm\vsm.icothen click "Open". You should see a Fritos icon listed under Current Icon, so click "OK". Then click "OK" in the Properties window.
Lastly, do a single click on "Vending Sales Manager" in your Start Menu window, then right click and select "Create Shortcut". Click the new icon that appears, hold down the left mouse button, and you can drag this icon to where ever you want on your main Windows Desktop. Release the mouse button and the icon will remain where you moved it.
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