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Win8x from CD to floppies???

By adsforpay ·
I have an older laptop with no cdrom drive and want to install Win 95 or 98 onto it. Is there a way to create install floppies from the CD?

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by bcasey In reply to Win8x from CD to floppies ...

According to MS Press Windows 98 Resource Kit, page 48, you can request floppies for win 98. If you can connect to a LAN you can use a CD-ROM on the network as a starting point. I hope this helps.

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by travkinlaw In reply to Win8x from CD to floppies ...

One of the original versions of Win95 came with 25 floppies for installation and floppies can still be ordered from Microsoft-but the install is a long process. Another way to install would be to attach an external cd-rom.

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by Bill Cassada In reply to Win8x from CD to floppies ...

Better idea: get a copy of a program such as LAPLINK or PCANYWHERE and connect the two over a null modem cable....copy the files over the connection and run the install from the hard drive on the laptop. MUCH less painful than 25 floppies. YIKES! If you can't get one of those programs there are plenty of shareware and freeware programs you can use to accomplish the connection. Email me if you need more info.

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No!

You need to get hold of a copy of Win95a which actually was availible on 15 floppies or something like that.

/Hasse

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by Miracle In reply to Win8x from CD to floppies ...

There is a utility that comes on teh WIndows 95 CD that lets you create floppy`s from the cab files. It is probably under the resource kit. I cannot recall what it is called but remember it was three letters long.

Hope that helps.

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