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By vcoyne ·
How do I re-format windows nt and install windows 95?

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by ca_rlittle In reply to NT WORKSTATION

If you do not want to keep Windows NT, then you just put the Windows 95 boot-up disk into the drive and follow the instructions. If you want to have a dual-partition, then you will have to do some changes.

You will have to install MS-DOS, then Windows 95, then Windows NT.

You can also get a product like Partition Magic which will help partition your drive. You may be able to install 95 without losing NT if you use this product. There are several articles on MSDN that describe how to do the multi-boot thing. I suggest you look there if that is what you want.

Keep in mind that 95 is no longer being supported by Microsoft. They have announced that they will no longer release bug fixes for it. You may want to go to Windows 98 or 2000.

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by vcoyne In reply to NT WORKSTATION

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by Adriatico In reply to NT WORKSTATION

Boot up from a W95 startup disk. Use fdisk to delete the non-dos partition (if you were using ntfs). Create the new partition and format with fat16 (or fat32 for w95b or w9.

Install Win95, Win98 or WinMe as usual.

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by vcoyne In reply to NT WORKSTATION

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by Adriatico In reply to NT WORKSTATION

Boot up from a W95 startup disk. Use fdisk to delete the non-dos partition (if you were using ntfs). Create the new partition and format with fat16 (or fat32 for w95b or w9.

Install Win95, Win98 or WinMe as usual.

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by vcoyne In reply to NT WORKSTATION

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by The Gun Doctor In reply to NT WORKSTATION

The advise to boot from a startup floppy and use Fdisk is right on...If you intend to dual boot Win 9x and NT, it's much easier to install Win 9x first then install NT. If this is your goal don't forget to make more than one partition while using Fdisk because you've got a 3rd party program you can't change this once you install the first OS. Also ensure that you make your partitions FAT 16, as Win 95 and NT can't be installed on FAT 32.

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by The Gun Doctor In reply to NT WORKSTATION

That should read " don't forget to make more than one partition while using Fdisk because UNLESS you've got a 3rd party program you can't change this once you install the first OS

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by vcoyne In reply to NT WORKSTATION

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by rfraysier In reply to NT WORKSTATION

These are all good answers, but if you run into the problem of not being able to delete the partition, boot with the NT CD in the drive go through the steps till you get to the point where you can delete the existing partition, then back out, rebootand restart with the 95 disk in the drive.

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