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Hello wonderful people. I have a slight problem some of you might be able to help me with. I have an old laptop, its an Olivetti Echos P100D. Ok, it had 95 in it, 98 was put on top. 95 was deleted from the hard drive. I am assuming I need to reformatt and repartition the hard drive and then reload win95. Problem........How do I do this etc and so forth?? ;) Also, the win95 cd has no number with it.........BUT the 95 upgrade cd does...........sigh. Any help along thjose lines would be brill as well. :tazz:
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Howdy:

Hate to say it, but without the key code for the Win95 cd, you won't be able to install anything..

You could possibly use the Win95 upgrade cd IF you have a set of Win 3.1 or 3.11 floppy install sets kicking around!!

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Ummmmmmmm, there is a web site out there where one can get OEM numbers or a number. I dont have win3.1 I am afraid.
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Sorry, but that would tantamount to using a pirated program.. You could contact Microsoft with your problem and see what they have to say!!

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You are of course. correct. Microsoft dont seem to want to help in that way towards a new win95 cd etc, seems they prefer to hand out xp etc!!! Never mind, something will happen. MAin thing is how to formatt and partition this hard drive etc.
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The rest is a snap.. go to www.bootdisk.com and download the self-extracting program for either a Win98SE or WinME boot floppy.. Put a clean formatted floppy into a drive and run the download.. This will install the necessary files on the floppy..

Once that is done, boot into BIOS (setup) and make sure the first boot device is set to a: drive (floppy).. put the startup floppy in and reboot the system..

Once you get to a:/> prompt, type in format c: and press enter.. say YES to all questions..

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Ok, thanks for the info my friend, will get it done asap!!!
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Not a problem !! :tazz:

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