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daffy_elmo

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:whistling: A geeks to go member advised me to use virtual pc to install Windows 95 from Windows xp.
Virtual pc seemed to work but it only gets as far as:
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Please wait while Setup initializes.
Scanning system registry...
Cannot create a temporary directory.
If you have HPFS or NTFS installed on your hard drive,
you will need to create an MS-DOS boot partition to set up Windows.

A:\>
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I keep tring to install, but it only gets as far as this.
Do I have to change my virtual hard drive to Fat 32?, and if so how do i do this.

(I've also tried installing windows 98, but it does the same thing!)

Thanks for your time
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Neil Jones

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Need to use FDisk first, then format the "hard drive" (from within Virtual PC, obviously), then you can use Windows setup as per normal.
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What's FDisk?? :whistling:
should i google it????

Edited by daffy_elmo, 27 August 2006 - 04:36 PM.

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I ran FDisk. it seemed to work. but i don't know how to use the cd instead of the floppy disk to install windows 95.

when I use the startup floppy disk to start windows setup, it just says:

Insert 'disk 1' .

The only problem is 'disk 1' dosn't seem to work!?!!

is there any way i can get my computer to use the cd instead????
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Download a new one from bootdisk.com.

Windows 95 cannot be installed by booting off of a CD in the same way that Windows 98 can - 95% of computers around at the time Win95 came out could not boot off a CD so had to use a floppy.
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That's silly!!!
Why does windows 95 come with an "Installation CD", & why does it have instructions for "Installing Of The CD".!?!!??! :blink:

I'll try bootdisk.com

Thanks a bunch :whistling:

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I tried downloading the floppy bootdisk.com had.
I think it's just a Boot disk, rather than a setup disk (it didn't work).
there is actually a set of 3 setup disks for win95, the first disk dosn't work, but I'm not sure if the other 2 will.

Do you know were i will be able to download the setup disks?
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To install Windows 95 from a CD you needed to boot off a floppy, then change to the CD drive and then run setup from there.

So basically change to drive D and type Setup.

Or alternatively you could install from about 30 floppy disks, which is always fun. :whistling:
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I tried setup from the CD. The Manual told me to type "D:\>win95\setup", I also tried D:\>setup wich is also a valid directory, But ms-dos just said it was a "bad command or file name".

I think I'd better try the 30 floppy disks option. :whistling: .
Only problem is I don't know where to download these from.

Do you know where i'd be able to get these from :blink:

Thank a lot.
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Hey It's alright now.
I unearthed an old old disk that said: "Microsoft windows 95 - CD-Rom boot disk", it must have installed some drivers or something 'cause it started reading the CD drive. (hooray) :blink: :whistling: .

Thanks for all your help.
much appreciated,
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