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How to Remove Invisible LAN for Windows 3.X


Follow these instructions if you want to remove Invisible LAN for Windows 3.X from your computer.

Step 1 -- Delete the Invisible LAN Program Group

Go to Program Manager, and check if you have an Invisible LAN program group.

If so, then click on the Invisible LAN program group icon to highlight it. (If the group is open, first click on the group's minimize button to close the group, and then click on the group's icon.) Then, press the Del key, or choose Delete from the File menu. Windows will ask you to confirm that you want to delete the Invisible LAN program group.

Step 2 -- Uninstall the Invisible LAN Windows Network Driver

If you're running Windows 3.1 or Windows 3.11, use the following steps to uninstall the Invisible LAN Windows network driver.

  1. Go to Program Manager, and open the Main program group.
  2. Double-click on the Windows Setup icon.
  3. Open the Options menu, and choose "Change System Settings".
  4. Open the Network drop-down list, and select "No Network Installed".
  5. Press OK.

If you're running Windows 3.0, use the following steps to uninstall the Invisible LAN Windows network driver. (This procedure can also be used with Windows 3.1 and 3.11, if you prefer not to use the Setup icon in Program Manager.)

  1. If Windows is running, exit from Windows.
  2. Change to the C:\WINDOWS directory, and run the SETUP program.
  3. Highlight Network, and press Enter.
  4. Select "No Network Installed" from the list of networks, and press Enter.
  5. Press "Enter" to accept the new configuration.

If you're running Windows For Workgroups, the procedure is more complicated. Refer to the Windows For Workgroups documentation for details on uninstalling network drivers in Windows For Workgroups.

Step 3 -- Edit the CONFIG.SYS File

Open your CONFIG.SYS file in a text editor, and remove any lines that are similar to the following:


Step 4 -- Edit the AUTOEXEC.BAT File

Open your AUTOEXEC.BAT file in a text editor. Remove any line that invokes the NET30 command (which starts Invisible LAN), or the MAP command (which establishes drive or printer mappings).

If you have any other network-specific commands in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file, remove them as well.

If you have a PATH statement that lists the C:\NET30 directory, edit the PATH statement to remove C:\NET30 from the search path.

Step 5 -- Reboot the System

Reboot your computer. Make sure that Invisible LAN does not start up when you boot your computer.

If Invisible LAN starts up, it means that you have a NET30 command in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file, or in some other batch file that is invoked by your AUTOEXEC.BAT file. You need to find and remove the NET30 command.

Step 6 -- Delete Windows 3.X Support Files

Go to your C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM directory and delete the following files:


You will probably not find all of these files on your system. Just delete whichever files from the above list are present on your computer.

Step 7 -- Delete the Invisible LAN Files and Directories

Go to a DOS prompt, change to your C:\NET30 directory, and run the following command:


Next, delete the entire NET30 directory. If you're running DOS 6.0 or later, you can do this by changing to the root directory of drive C: and typing the following command:


If you're running a DOS version earlier than 6.0, you'll have to manually delete all the files and subdirectories of your NET30 directory.


Notices: Copyright 1998 by Invisible Software, Inc. Invisible Software and Invisible LAN are trademarks of Invisible Software, Inc. Other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

This document was prepared on 06/26/98, and was believed to be accurate as of that date. Procedures, specifications, and compatibility may change without notice, and therefore this document may be out-of-date and/or inapplicable to current product versions. Invisible Software provides this document "AS IS" and without warranty of any kind. Under no circumstances shall this document be construed as creating or expanding any warranty of product performance.


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