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  1. #11
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    Last job I had was network installs. Part of the fun was to bring clients into the new millenium by getting rid of their DOS boot disk workstations attaching to a Novell 3.x server. Nothing says modern technology than using DOS 6.22 on a computer.
    \"No matter where you go,
    there you are.\"

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    I had the same sort of problem installing to a 486dx with a 1.2 GB hard drive. What I ended up doing was starting up via a bootdisk and formatting the hard drive. Once I had done that, I simply copied the necessary files (located in the Win95 directory of the CD-ROM) onto a folder on the hard drive. Once the files were copied (which took a while because of the slow speed of the computer and CD-ROM drive), I installed Windows from the hard drive and had no problem from that point on.

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    I have a 386DX that I use for a door stop! But then again I still have a functional C64 and C128. Damn, I feel dated.
    [shadow] Of all the things I\'ve lost, I miss my mind the most. - Ozzy :[/shadow]

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    I believe what Avdven said....

    I simply copied the necessary files (located in the Win95 directory of the CD-ROM) onto a folder on the hard drive. Once the files were copied (which took a while because of the slow speed of the computer and CD-ROM drive), I installed Windows from the hard drive and had no problem from that point on.
    Was what I did......

    Has anyone ever had any other wierd installation problems/phenomenon?

  5. #15
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    I had a Windows 95 horror story on a friend's 486. We installed Windows 95 via the CD-ROM (which was one of the old models with it's own ISA controller card). Windows installed perfectly, but as soon as Windows booted up on it's own, the CD-ROM was gone. Absolutely no where to be found. After doing a lot of research on a relatively new operating system (Windows 95 was still brand new at the time), I learned that I still had to manually load the DOS drivers for the CD-ROM and it's controller card via the Autoexec.bat and Config.sys files.

    Another one occured actually not that long ago. I was trying to install Windows 98 to an old computer, but the 98 boot disk did not detect the CD-ROM. When I tried to run the driver installation program that came with the computer, it said that the program could not be installed unless Windows was open. I was caught in a Catch-22 (needed CD-ROM to install Windows, but needed Windows to install CD-ROM). Eventually, I just scrapped the CD-ROM and used one from another computer and it worked fine.

    AJ

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    That would suck getting stuck in that catch 22 problem....

    It's kinda dumb how newer stuff doesn't like to run in a 16bit atmosphere....

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    Originally posted here by bowlfreak
    Remember the days when you had to install it via floppy disks? That was livin' large.
    I remember upgrading 3.1 to 95 with floppy disk on about 30 computers at work
    \"SI JE PUIS\"

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    OUCH! I had done it once, with like 40 disks......

    My sympathy goes out to you

  9. #19
    Damn Win32 95 have bugs.... It's funny to read about all that funny stuff you can make with a win32 95 user.... BTW: I run Win32 95 on my laptop....... It have also 8 mb ram and a CPU on 120 Mhz.......

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    sounds like my laptop..... except that I have 48mb ram and run 98... (never was a fan of 95)

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