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Install95/98 Via Network-Laptop NoCD-rom

By byrd ·
Received IBM ThinkPad760C vintage 1997. Has Win95SP-1 installed & all hardware(including Etherlink III PCMCIA)except cd-rom. Want to install MY Win95Full so can install MY Win98Upgr. Currently CAN network to my Win98 LAN and access other PC's cd-rom. Can I install these without breaking my network connection to the LAN(assuming install needs this connection)? Do I need some DOS network to keep (or re-establish) connection? Will my PCMCIA card work in a DOS environment? Help! Trying not to spenda dime. Thanks.

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by mark In reply to Install95/98 Via Network- ...

The best thing to do is to copy the files down from the CD that you need to your C drive. Create a directory called C:\TEMP\WIN98 for example, and copy from the CD across the LAN all of the setup files (WIN98 folder on the CD) to that location.You can then run SETUP.EXE from C:\TEMP\WIN98 and not have to worry about your network connection being severed.

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by byrd In reply to Install95/98 Via Network- ...

Thanks for the rather obvious suggestion which I neglected to consider seriously until your coments. I didn't really consider it due to the small hard drive capacity (728M) and the desire to keep some of the content. I may ultimately use your suggestion, but now I'm dealing with other issues. Thanks.

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