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win95 wont copy CD's content?

By Tyharo ·
Ive gone back to trying to reinstall windows 95 on my laptop (single core @ 1.5 GHz, 512mb ram, and and intel gpu). When trying to setup the hdd before installing, i used a boot CD and used it to format my old partition and then proceeded to create a folder on the C drive to hold all of the CD's content. My problem is that im not able to copy all the content. when i type "copy r:\ it only copies 2 files the readme.txt and the setup.exe" to copy the files to c:\win95 (I am in this directory when I enter the copy command). How or what do I need to type so that all the content of the windows 95 setup CD are copied to the main drive (C drive) into the win95 folder I created?

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by cmiller5400 In reply to win95 wont copy CD's cont ...

Try the xcopy command.

Something like xcopy *.* c:\win95 /s /h

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by Tyharo In reply to Try...

No luck although I do believe I have to use the xcopy but im not sure what after that, Ive been messing around with it but no luck yet.

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You could just cheat....

by Slayer_ In reply to win95 wont copy CD's cont ...

Use a bootable USB of a linux system, and use that to create your fat32 partition on the drive and copy over the files.

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by Tyharo In reply to You could just cheat....

Thanks that worked. I'm surprised I didn't think of that earlier. I did it the other way around though, I booted from a live disk and had the CD files copied to a flash drive and then just copied them to the main drive. I'm hoping for no more problems.

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by TheChas In reply to win95 wont copy CD's cont ...

To copy all files with the copy command, you need to use *.* in the command line. It will also work better to copy from the CD rather than to the hard drive.
cd r:
copy *.* C:\win95

What I don't remember is if the basic copy command will create a copy any folders. That is where using xcopy helps.

Here is details of the syntax and all of the switches for the xcopy command.

http://www.computerhope.com/xcopyhlp.htm

Chas

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