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installing windows 95 onto hard drive

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by kraddler2003, Jan 14, 2003.

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  1. kraddler2003

    kraddler2003 Thread Starter

    Dec 22, 2002
    ok..here is the story.i have a older laptop with no cd-rom..it had windows 95 but its been reformatted and ready for os..i have windows 95 on cd..how do i get it installed??...is there away to take out hard drive and connect it to my desktop and put windows 95 onto hard drive and then install it from the hard drive once drive is back in laptop..i want to do it myself ..im trying to teach my self about pcs....i thought i could use a filelink program off a dos bootable disk but it didnt want to connect.. what ways are there to do what i want..what cables and software would i need..? any assistance would be appreciatted.. thank you..a local store said it would do it for 60..if they can do it..so can i..lol..:cool:
  2. NetEngineer


    Jan 6, 2003
    To "connect" the hard drive from the laptop to a desktop p/c, you'd need a PCMCIA reader & card installed in your desktop system...that alone would cost you more than the 60 bux that someone said they would do it for.

    You could use a program called "Laplink" (use the old version) and connect the p/c to the laptop...copy the *.CAB files to the laptop and run setup. Not much to it. With the older version of Laplink, many times once the program is running you need to go into the options and "force" the connection. If you need the older version of Laplink...lemme' know.

    Another option would be to borrow a ZIP drive or external cd rom drive from someone and copy the *.CAB files to the laptop that way.
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