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BOOT INTO PREVIOUS  MS-DOS WITH WINDOWS 95 (b)

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A full setup of Windows 95 (b) ( no upgrade ) under FAT 16 has been setup. In the previous Windows 95 one could setup COMMAND.DOS, IO.DOS, MSDOS.DOS, AUTOEXEC.DOS & CONFIG.DOS and the Multiple boot would execute into PREVIOUS DOS . Now if the same is done, Windows 95 (b) does boot into dos but once the machine is restarted the system does boot at all and it has to be booted using a Win 95 Boot disk and the system files must be manually  SYSed into  C:\ again. I suspect it has something to do with the fact that the command.com is in c:\windows in the newer version. Is there updated procedures for this configuration ?
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To be able to do this (Boot with previous Dos version) you have to first Install the previous dosversion and after that install w95. It is enough to do a 'sys c:' to your drive with ealrier dos ver. then install w95.

You can not install (Sys) the earlier dos ver to your HD when w95 is allready installed this will replace the startup of w95 to dos. If it is done the right order (As decribed above) w95 will move the old dos system files so as it knows how to boot from them when the user does not want to boot w95.

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//Yin
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Yin: Thank you for your answer. However I wanted to skip the process of reinstalling. In the Windows 95 resource Kit of Windows 95 (a) this method is used and works fine but unfortunatly it does not seem to work well in the new version and that is because the command.com is stored in c:\windows and not under c:\ like the old days !
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