I have NT installed, how do I install Windows95?

A. If you already have DOS installed, then boot to DOS and install Windows95. The instructions below are if you only have Windows NT installed.

  1. Make an emergency repair disk (rdisk - Update Repair Info)
  2. Ensure you have NT installation disks (can make by winnt32 /ox)
  3. Reboot the machine and boot off of the Windows95 installation disks or boot off of a bootable floppy disk with the drivers for your CD-ROM drive and run setup.exe off of the CD-ROM
  4. Install Windows 95 as normal
  5. Once the Windows 95 installation has finished, reboot the machine and boot off of the NT installation disks
  6. After 2 disk will give options, press R for repair
  7. Deselect all options except "Inspect Boot Sector" and continue
  8. Press Enter to detect hardware and insert disk 3
  9. The procedure will ask if you have an Emergency Repair Disk (ERD), say Yes and insert the ERD.
  10. The machine will then reboot into NT again
  11. Once in NT goto a DOS session
  12. Type - attrib c:\boot.ini -r -s
  13. edit boot.ini and insert at the bottom
    c:\=Microsoft Windows
  14. Type - attrib c:\boot.ini +r +s
  15. Reboot the machine and you will have Windows95 and NT options.

For this procedure to work the system partition (c:) must be FAT.

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