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Installing Windows 95 In Dos


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#1 michael massacre

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 02:27 PM

The most logical solution would be to install it from floppys, yes?

But I have it on a CD.

So I posted before about installing a CDROM drive; well I put a different CDROM drive in and the computer picked it up and istalled it on its own.

Now, how can I install Windows 95 from a CD in DOS?

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 04:44 PM

Run setup.exe in the Windows folder on the CD

The question, for me, is where are you really starting from?
Do you have an installed DOS.
Can it access your CD drive? If so, then there you are.

Otherwise you need a boot floppy which will set conditions to make the CD readable when it boots. Go to Bootdisk site and grab the image as an executable you can run to build the floppy.

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 05:38 PM

Run setup.exe in the Windows folder on the CD

The question, for me, is where are you really starting from?
Do you have an installed DOS.
Can it access your CD drive? If so, then there you are.

Otherwise you need a boot floppy which will set conditions to make the CD readable when it boots. Go to Bootdisk site and grab the image as an executable you can run to build the floppy.

I can access the CDROM drive from DOS, and its all installed and such. I put in the windows 95 CD, it spins around, and doesnt do anything.

How do I find out the drive letter for the CD?

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 05:49 PM

If you only have one CD it should be D:\
From the DOS prompt C:\> type in d: and press <ENTER>
Now from the D:\> type in Setup.exe and press <ENTER>
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Posted 22 August 2007 - 06:11 PM

If you only have one CD it should be D:\
From the DOS prompt C:\> type in d: and press <ENTER>
Now from the D:\> type in Setup.exe and press <ENTER>

When I type in Setup.exe and enter, it says Bad Command or Filename

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 06:22 PM

Try at the C:\ type in d:Setup


EDIT: Sense this was about installing Windows 95 I thought it would be better in the Win 95/98 forum instead of the DOS forum.

Edited by acklan, 22 August 2007 - 06:27 PM.
Explan why I moved Topic from DOS forum

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 06:29 PM

Try at the C:\ type in d:Setup


EDIT: Sense this was about installing Windows 95 I thought it would be better in the Win 95/98 forum instead of the DOS forum.

Same thing. What else could be a problem? Could I not have the CDROM drive hooked up right?

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 08:01 PM

If you have a floppy drive try booting with a boot disk that has CD support. Derek S was correct in recommending BootDisk.com. Boot from a floppy and when the A:\> comes up switch drives again by entering D:. Then try the Setup command again.
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Posted 22 August 2007 - 08:20 PM

The ME bootdisk would be your best bet
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