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Installing W-95

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I would like to connect my new Pentium running W95 to my old computer 486 / 33 mhz/  8 M of ram, currently running W3.11.
Can I install W95 on the 486? If so, what would be the best procedure be clean up the 486 system and start a complete W95 installation?
Would a direct cable connection be good for file interchange? I want to use the 486 mainly as a back up computer.
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yep, here's one good method. 95 doesn't like only 8 mgs though:
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SETTING UP WIN95 FROM UPGRADE CD WITHOUT OLD WIN 3.X
1. You have a clean-formatted Hard drive and no Win3.1. Find another computer      and do the following.
2. Open Control Panel
3. Double click on 'Add-Remove programs'
4. Click on third Tab named 'Make Boot Disk'
5. Insert a formated disk in drive A and click 'Create'. This will create a bootable
    system disk with DOS 7.0 (the native W95 DOS)
6. Open a DOS Window and use the 'copy' command to copy your CD-ROM driver (something like TOSHV212.SYS for Toshiba ATAPI) on your diskette
7. Open Notepad and load 'Autoexec.bat' from the diskette.
    Add the line:
    LH A:\MSCDEX.EXE /D:MSCD000 /L:D
 (assuming MSCDEX.EXE is in the root directory and D: is your CD-ROM drive)
8. Save Autoexec.bat in the diskette.
9. Load 'Config.sys' from the diskette.
10. Add the line:
     DEVICE=A:\Driver.SYS /D:MSCD000 /N:1
    (where 'driver.sys' is your CD-ROM driver. Check your CD-ROM's
    installation disk for that)
11. Save 'Config.sys' in the diskette.
12. To prevent W95 setup from asking Win3.1 disks select 'File/New' on
      Notepad and type:
      [Setup]
      ccp=0
13. Save as 'Batch.txt' on the diskette.
14. Perform a 'scandisk' on the diskette
15. On your computer, boot with this diskette on drive A:
16. Change to CD-ROM (D: <Enter>) to make sure that everything it's OK.
      If not, check again the bat and sys files yoy created.
17. Insert your Windows 95 Upgrade CD. Make sure you're seing D:\> or E:\>
18. Type Setup A:\Batch.txt (Press enter)
19. Follow the on screen instructions.
      After several minutes you will have a brand new installation.
       The End. Beam me up Scotty! @#? Very funny Scotty! Now beam my         clothes too!

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Thanks for a very speedy and informative answer.
I will try it strait away. Then I'll see if I can connect the two computers with direct cable connection.

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Good luck and let me know how it goes.
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I made my boot disk; but in (7), I cannot find the "Autoexec.bat" to load from the diskette, in order  to continue with the rest.
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Just open notepad, type in the parameters and save it as "autoexec.bat". You probably have a "Dosstart.bat?
What about the config.sys, do you have that. If not, do the same as above. I don't know if you have 95 in yet or not. Either way, just a few guidelines below.
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Sometimes your system is unbootable. Create a bootable "rescue" floppy disk. Insert a good blank
disk. Select Start/Settings/Control Panel, double-click on the Add/Remove Programs icon. Click on
the Startup Disk tab then click on Create Disk. When Win95 is done, make the disk read-only,
label it and test it to be sure you can boot your computer from it.
Then, You must create an Autoexec.bat that reads:
A:\MSCDEX.EXE /D:MTMIDE01 /M:15 /E and put the mscdex.exe on your disk. The MTM part
is mine for Mitsumi, you have to substitute your CD parameters.
You must create a Config.sys that reads:
DEVICE=A:\HIMEM.SYS
DEVICE=A:\EMM386.EXE
DEVICE=A:\MTM\MTMCDAI.SYS /D:MTMIDE01 and copy all file shown to your disk.
To be extra safe, make two boot disks.

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" Just open notepad, type in the parameters and save it as
                "autoexec.bat". You probably have a "Dosstart.bat? "
No. My boot disk contains the following files:

Attrib; chkdisk; command; config.sys; debug; drvspace; ebd.sys; edit; fdisk; format; himem.sys; lo.sys; msdos.sys; regedit; scandisk;  sys; unistall.

I made my boot disk from the new computer which runs W-95 latest version (OEM).

In fact what I realy want to do is re-format my old computer 486 (still running W-3.11), load W-95 and connect the two by direct cable. Keeping the 486 as a back up in case I have trouble with the new one.
In the very comprehensive list of things to do that you previously recommended, I am at seven.
The cd-rom installed in the 486  is: Creative Labs


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I'm not sure what your question is?
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