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Restoring Win95 for tape backup

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If I do a tape backup of Win95 and all the programs and my hard drive crashes, how to I restore it.  It was simple in DOS/WIN 3+ days, I simply booted the computer with a boot disk, reinstalled the DOS backup software and reinstalled all the data.  Not so with WIN 95...  I have a HP Colorado 700 and use their backup software for 95.  

I don't have the problem just yet but would like to know in advance the best way to restore Win95 backed up data.
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Firstly when you make your backup make sure to include all hidden and system files.
As for your day of reckoning all you have to do is reinstall W95 and then your Backup software . Load your tape and select the files you want.
Though if you could get the W95/Dos version of your backup then you could do as before.
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I'm really looking for an easier way. Like to good ole DOS days.  I only had to boot from a floopy and install the backup software.  No full DOS or Windows before the backup.  With this suggestion, I have to boot, get my Cd started, spend an hour reinstalling Win95 then the backup software then the tape.  There must be an easier way.  If I use the DOS tape backup software, I think I'll loose the long file names as well as other things.
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