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W95 upgrade installed ?

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amphrodite

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#1
I have to install W95 original (SR1?) to an old machine!
and its an upgrade ..

How can I install it without W3.1 ?

which file is the key for W95 search?


Thanks
 

Elroy Jetson

Little Dipper School
#2
Originally posted by amphrodite
I have to install W95 original (SR1?) to an old machine!
and its an upgrade ..

How can I install it without W3.1 ?
which file is the key for W95 search?

Thanks
What is an upgrade, the installation or the installation cd? if the CD is an upgrade version, it will be looking for the windows directory, I believe. you might be able just to install DOS first, and then upgrade from there. Other than that, you will have to install W3.1 first ... (and I am not even going to ask why you would want to install W95)
 

Elroy Jetson

Little Dipper School
#5
Originally posted by Ryandor
You'll find the info you need here

-Ryandor
Good site, Ryandor, but I believe amphrodite was looking for a way to do a clean install of W95 using a W95 upgrade CD (which means he/she needs W3.1 or ?DOS? installed, first)...
 
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JohnnyGreb

Guest
#6
Which is why I posted it. There's some info in that page that is related.
....Now make a special "system builder" DOS bootable (Format a: /u /s) diskette with the following files in the following directories:
A:\COMMAND.COM (placed there when you format the floppy)
A:\CONFIG.SYS (see Footnotes)
A:\AUTOEXEC.BAT (See Footnotes)
A:\XFER.BAT (see Footnotes)

A:\WIN31\WIN.COM (Fools Win95 upgrade into thinking Win31 is installed)
A:\WIN31\SYSTEM\WIN386.EXE (Fools Win95 upgrade that Win31 is installed)....
This is part of the info you'll need to get the upgrade to install without having a previous version. Where you get the actual files, matters not. But at at least you know which files you need. As it is, I consider this a gray area of discussion (for NTFS at least) which was why I was rather vague.
If it's no help, it can at least point the way.

-Ryandor
 

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