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Given an old Win95 System

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by cyber19583, Jan 29, 2003.

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  1. cyber19583

    cyber19583 Thread Starter

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    just given, for free, an old Pentium 90 Mhz system with Win95. there are no supporting software via CDs or backups, just a system with external modem(supra fax), printer, as well as a LogicTech wireless mouse via the serial port. what i would like to do is reformat the entire computer with software that i have support for( from Win95 to Win98 for starters). i realize that if i format the drives (C and D are used), i will lose the drivers that support the modem, the printer, the mouse, and so on. By the way, the CD drive that came with the system is inoperable so i cannot do backups and there are no USB ports attached (Quite Old!! but a good functioning machine). Can i some how locate the info that i need for the devices on the system, save them thru some type of media ( there is a 3.5 drive) and proceed from there. Or can i take an accounting of the devices and some how download the necessary drives from a site(???). Please advise on this matter at your earliest time...Thanks with a smile. I hope i did not leave any pertinent info out!!! If i did the query would be appreciated.
     
  2. Jedi_Master

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    Howdy there cyber19583...

    What I would do if this were my pc, is pull the hard drive and install it as a slave in a pc that I could backup the drive from. Then get the hardware info, and download the drivers...

    A good site for getting drivers is www.driverguide.com
     
  3. Dan Mc

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    You may also want to try downloading and running "drvexp17"....it's a zip file...maybe take that drive and add it to another machine and then rub drvexp and burn all the drivers it finds to a CD...
     
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