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suhelper.bin?? -- Win95 setup file

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I've been given a Win95 disk from a friend who bought a new computer (Compaq Presario laptop).  He uses OS/2 and has deleted his Win95 files.  Setup.exe on the CD says it can't run without the file: SUHELPER.BIN  I can't find it on the CD or on my friend's computer.  Where can I get this file?  I have Win311, but setup doesn't get to that part yet.  Is there anything special I have to do to install this version of Win95? Any other files I'm missing?
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Is the disk a OEM disk (from a manufacturer rather than Microsoft?  Some manufacturers hobble their installation disks so they cannot be installed on other systems (it has somethingto do with their licensing agreements with MS).

I found suhelper.bin in thw Win95 directory of my Windows95 upgrade CD.  It is a 2K binary file that appears to contain the version number and some other stuff that the program probably needs to run setup.

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    The answer was very complete.  A very good expaination of how the process works.  However, as I said in my question, there is NO copy of SUHELPER.BIN on the CD.  I searched for it (I also searched for hidden files).  Thank you for your answer.  I have recieved a copy of SUHELPER.BIN from another source, so my problem is solved.
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