README.TXT Driver File Contents (suputil.exe)

*README.TXT            Release Notes for Supra Legacy PnP Install *
*                                   for MS-DOS(R) and Windows(TM) *
*Release 2.0                                            July 1995 * 

Requirements for Installation:

        You MUST install the software to a hard disk. 

        There MUST be at least 3 MegaBytes of free space on the hard
        drive when you start. The software does not take up this much
        space once the Installation has completed, but due to require-
        ments of the CASSIST program from Intel, we must copy a 
        large number of files to the drive temporarily. They are 
        deleted as a normal part of the Installation cleanup.

        You MUST be at the DOS command line when you start the Install.
        You cannot be in a DOS Box under Windows.
        Assuming you are installing the software from a floppy
        drive, you must change to the floppy drive, then start the 
        install program:

        A:   [ENTER]            // change to floppy drive

        INSTALL [ENTER]         // start the INSTALL program

        The Installation program WILL FAIL if you are not on the 
        floppy drive when INSTALL is started.

        If you are installing the Windows software, you must have
        these additional items:

        1. The WIN.COM program must be in the Windows directory
                you specify (this is normal)

        2. You must be running PROGMAN.EXE as your Windows Shell 
                for the Install to work.  This is setup in the
                Windows\SYSTEM.INI  file, in the [boot] section:


            If you are running some other Shell, comment out the
            'shell=SomeOtherShell' line by placing a semicolon ';'
            before the line, like this:   ;shell=SomeOtherShell
            and then add the   shell=progman.exe   line EXACTLY as
            shown above.  After the install is complete, you may 
            remove the changes and start your normal Shell.

In Case of Trouble During Installation:

        See the next section for help un-installing the software if
        you had trouble during the installation and had to abort the
        process. Should the un-install not succeed completely, we
        detail the changes we made to your system during the install.

        1. A line was added to your CONFIG.SYS file:

        2. A file named ~SUPRA~.DAT was added to the Root Directory
                of your hard drive, and can be deleted.

        3. A file named ESCD.RF was added to the Root Directory
                of your hard drive, and can be deleted.

        If installing the Windows software, backup copies of the 
        three INI files we modify are in the \SUPRA\WIN directory
        with extensions of BAK. ie. WIN.INI is \SUPRA\WIN\WIN.BAK.
        The changes made to the files are detailed below:

        4. SYSTEM.INI:  [386Enh] section:
                        DEVICE=VCAD.386 was added
                        DEVICE=VCMD.386 was added

        5. WIN.INI:     [Windows] section:
                        run = C:\SUPRA\WIN\SU_HELPR.EXE was added

                        [Supra] section was added, and can be removed

                        [ConfigMgr] section was added, and can be removed

        6. PROGMAN.INI: The SUPRA.GRP file was added

                        The GroupNN number for SUPRA.GRP was added to 
                                the Order= line

        7. Windows\SYSTEM Directory had the following files added:

                VCAD.386   VCMD.386   WINCM.DLL

Normal Un-Install:

        The UNINSTAL program is designed to be run after the product was
        successfully installed. It may or may not have the data file it
        needs to perform the uninstall if you had trouble during the 
        Installation process.

        In a normal Un-Install, go to the Product directory and type:

        CD \PRODUCTPATH [ENTER]         // typically 'CD \SUPRA'

        UNINSTAL Y                      // starts automated un-install

        If UNINSTAL changes your CONFIG.SYS file (to remove the      
        DWCFGMG.SYS line) then the program will re-boot your system
        automatically or prompt you to reboot.

Un-Install After Problems During Installation:

        The UNINSTAL program assumes your Install ran without incident.
        It requires its data file, UNINSTAL.DAT so it can find the Boot
        drive and the Windows directory.

        If you had problems during the Installation process, you must 
        perform the following steps:

        1. Change to the Supra Product directory. If the UNINSTAL.DAT
                file is not there, you must create it with your editor.
                A sample file is one line in length, as follows:

                C C:\WINDOWS   [EOF]
                | |
                | --> path to Windows Directory. If you did not install
                |     the Windows software, change the C: to Z: 
                |     as in Z:\WINDOWS
                ----> is the Boot Drive.  UNINSTAL looks there for ESCD.RF

        If UNINSTAL does not find the entries it is looking for, it 
        doesn't change anything and will tell you so. Therefore, no
        un-desired changes to your system will be made if the Install
        process did not make all the changes detailed above.

Advanced Topics:

Modifying CONFIG.SYS 

        If during the Supra Legacy Install you choose not to let the 
        installation software modify your CONFIG.SYS, you will need to
        edit the file by hand to properly run your Supra Plug and Play
        modem.  If you are uncomfortable doing this modification, you
        should let the Supra Legacy Install software make the modifications
        for you.  The modification requires adding the following line to
        your CONFIG.SYS file on your C: hard drive using a text editor.


        It is highly recommend you add this line so its the first in the 
        CONFIG.SYS file.  To assure proper configuration of your Plug
        and Play modem, the driver must run before any other driver or

        Any attempts to load DWCFGMG.SYS high with a memory manager should 
        also be avoided.  DWCFGMG.SYS can not work properly if loaded into
        high memory and can cause weird system problems if attempted.  The
        DWCFGMG.SYS driver has a very small foot print (less then 7k) and 
        shouldn't cause any serious strain on your system by running in the
        base memory.

Windows 95

Beta Versions

        Your Supra Plug and Play modem was designed and tested with many of
        the beta versions of Windows 95.  Due to the nature of pre-released
        software, only beta builds of Windows 95 above 500 can be recommend.
        For users that only have a earlier version and are unable to upgrade,
        you will need to manually add your modem to registry.  This can be
        done via the Modems Control Panel.  

Locating the COM port assigned to modem

        Windows 95 will automatically assign a COM port to your Supra Plug 
        and Play modem during installation.  Under Windows 95, COM ports are 
        used as labels for modems and are not tied to any specific computer 
        address like legacy systems.  

        To find out what COM port Windows 95 has assigned to your modem, use
        the following procedure:

                1. Open Control Panel via the Start button
                2. Open the System Panel
                3. Choose the Device Manager
                4. Choose the Modems section and then the modem you are 
                   looking for
                5. Choose the Modem section, this will display the COM port 
                   label Windows 95 has assigned the modem.  This COM port 
                   label can be used for selecting the modem in all software.

About Plug and Play:

Misc Information

        Supra Plug and Play modems have the ability to use any base address 
        between 200h and 3F8h.  The modems also have the ability to use any
        one of the following interrupts: 3,4,5,7,10,11,12 or 15.  It will 
        attempt to use a standard serial port address first, (3F8h, 2F8h,
        3E8h or 2E8h) and either interrupt 3 or 4 before moving on the
        less commonly used address/interrupt combinations.


   The installation program used to install this software, INSTALL, is 
   licensed software provided by Knowledge Dynamics Corporation,
   P.O.Box  780068,San Antonio,Texas 78278. INSTALL is Copyright (c) 
   1987-1993 by Knowledge Dynamics Corp., which reserves all copyright 
   protection worldwide. INSTALL is provided to Supra Corp. for the 
   exclusive  purpose of installing the Supra Legacy PnP Install
   software for MS-DOS and/or Windows. Supra Corp. is exclusively 
   responsible for the support of the Supra Legacy PnP Install software, 
   including support during the installation phase. In no event will 
   Knowledge Dynamics Corp. provide any  technical support for the 
   Supra Legacy PnP Install software.

   * MS-DOS is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
   * Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
   * Windows 95 is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation

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How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

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