Hi I have a few OLD games and have got a 3.2gb drive and a copy of win95 on cdrom. How do I go about installing win95 on my new hard drive and setting up a dual boot system? It would probably help you to know that I am currently running winxp pro
If you have 2 separate hard disks try looking for a removeable hard drive caddy. you could then choose which OS to run by fitting the appropriate drive. you could do this simply by installing the drives normally but a caddy makes it so much easier. Maplins might be a good place to start your search. Mike.
Another way to try is use a boot manager such as OSL2000 (free).
Disconnect XP hdd first. Connect 3.2GB hdd, set as master. Install 95 on to it. Don't install programs yet.
After installing 95, turn off computer. Reconnect XP hdd, set as master. Set 95 hdd as slave.
Boot up computer. It will go into XP. Download OSL2000 from click here unzip the download and read carefully the ReadMe.htm file - make sure there's nothing on your computer which is incompatible with this program.
Then double click the setup.exe file. When asked whether to create uninstall disk, say yes and get a clean floppy to create the disk. After installation finishes, nothing seems to happen, but next time you restart computer, it will show you the partitions on your computer. Select the 95 partition to boot from, and you will be able to boot into 95 (select C and you can boot into XP).
If the dual booting works, install programs you want on 95.