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win95 wont copy CD's content?

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win95 wont copy CD's content?

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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    cmiller5400

    Try the xcopy command.

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

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    Tyharo

    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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    Slayer_

    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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    Tyharo

    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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    TheChas

    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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    cmiller5400

    Try the xcopy command.

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

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    Tyharo

    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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    Slayer_

    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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    Tyharo

    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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    TheChas

    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