Instaling Win 95 from fdisk

  Ex plorer 16:42 05 Nov 2005

Hi I have an old PC the hard drive was wiped clean. (I have many old PCs)
I reformatted it some time ago with a Windows 98 disk.
I would now like to install Windows 95 onto it.
I have booted it up with a floppy 95 typed in fdisk and got to the first page but I am unsure where to go from there.
Dose any one know of a page on the net where it gives instructions.


  sattman 17:06 05 Nov 2005

* Make sure you have installation disks from all your applications.
* Back up all your data files.
* Create a DOS boot disk, making sure it has the commands to activate a CD-ROM if you are installing from a CD-ROM drive.
* Reformat your hard drive.
* Boot from a DOS disk as described above.
* Install Windows 95.
* Reinstall all your programs. Don't try to use a back-up tape for this. The programs and the system won't work properly because the programs all have to be re-entered in the registry. The entries are different from the Windows 95 upgrade entries.
* Use your backup to re-enter your data files.

  Diemmess 17:20 05 Nov 2005

If you have that 98 boot disk and the HD has not been partitioned, you can type FORMAT C: instead of FDISK.

Whether the 98 floppy will be OK to "introduce" the 95 installation from its CD .... remains to be seen, but you can try it you wont break anything!

  woodchip 17:34 05 Nov 2005

The problem you may have is the CD drive may not be supported by the Win98se floppy disc, It supports more than the Win95. So you may need to connect another drive temporary. to get it to work with the drivers on the Floppy. You could also try this as a Easy way to load the OS. click here You have to use a Windows 98 or WinME to create the disc it will not work if created on a XP computer, Put clean floppy in comp and double click the File after you have downloaded it. There are CD rom drivers on the Floppy it creates. You also need the OS KEY

  Ex plorer 17:50 05 Nov 2005

Hi tried A:\>format:c format not correct - :c

A:\>FORMAT :c format not correct - :c

A:\> format:c required parameter missing- :c

A:\>format:/c invalid switch

A:\>format:\c bad command or file name

BeLa the screens are different to what I have.
When I formatted my drive I am sure its as your Click Here was.

  sattman 18:03 05 Nov 2005

Isn't it Format C:

  alexgray104 18:06 05 Nov 2005

Windows 98se floppy recognises CD-Roms and i use it regulary to introduce all types of os (so far for 95, 98,98se, me, 200 and XPpro)

  alexgray104 18:09 05 Nov 2005

sorry and ex plorer,type

A:\ C:
C:\ format c:

Caution!! This will remove all data on non-removeable drive. Continue. (y/N) Y

(drive will then format)

  Sharpamatt 18:24 05 Nov 2005

Win 95 boot disc rareley contained CD drivers, whereas Win 98 did, and you will require the CD drivers to install, this has been covered many times in the forum including a couple in last few weeks

  Ex plorer 18:41 05 Nov 2005

ok will start from scratch and get back later thanks for addvice.
Ok sharpamatt will look back in forum files.
may see you all tommorow.


  woodchip 18:46 05 Nov 2005

Start with 98 floppy disc at A:\> type

FORMAT C: then just follow through to the End, you do not need to put a Volume name at the End just press enter. Shut computer of and start with the Boot disc from the link above

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