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Make a temporary directory (?)

by cixchic / August 10, 2005 11:57 AM PDT

IBM has a BIOS update for my Thinkpad T20. THe instructions said to "Make a temporary directory (for instance, C:\Temp) on the hard disk drive." I downloaded and saved it to a folder on my desktop. Did I follow these directions correctly? If not, please instruct on how to create such a directory.

Thank you in advance.

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Most software programs
by TONI H / August 10, 2005 12:13 PM PDT

need a location for their setup files to extract to temporarily. Since this program is telling you to create the folder ahead of time, I'm assuming it's for the setup files when you run the program later. Normally windows defaults to having the folder be in the Windows directory/folder for versions other than XP, so that one is already in place.

Go to Windows Explorer, highlight the C: drive and click File/New/Folder and name the new folder TEMP then do this step again to create one called TMP just in case the program looks for that folder as well.

I usually create those two folders on my harddrive out of habit now so I avoid error messages during installations since I never know what folder the author will be using. I make them available ahead of time so it can take its pick.


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It all worked out
by cixchic / August 10, 2005 12:54 PM PDT
In reply to: Most software programs

So I did some research on my own...I was correct. What TONI suggested and what I did was essentially the same thing. Thank you for your advise. I successfully updated my BIOS Codes. I even fixed the restart problem I was having. I forgot to mention that I'm running Win98 on my ThinkPad, but it's all gravy, because everything is cool. Thanks Again.

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