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Install upgrade win95 cd over win95 disks

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I have a new computer, (8 months old) that came with 3.5" win95 disks (whole install).  I have tried to install an upgrade version of win95 on cd, onto my pc which already has win95 on it, but get to a certain point, and it asks for the next disk in drive A.  Is there a way to "trick" the computer into letting me upgrade an older version of win95(about 15 months on 3.5" disks) to a new cd rom upgrade disk.  I don't want to have to purchase a new install cd when I have the full install on disk.  I also don't want to format my hard drive, and start completely over.  It will also be easier if I ever have to reinstall anything, or any drivers.  I'm hoping that some of the other little problems I've been having with freeze-ups are related to the relatively old version of win95.  
Can anyone help me?
Thanks..
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Connect with Microsoft and download the service Pack #1 for Win95. This service pack will bring you up to Rev A. which works fine.  If you want to get to Rev B. you will have to do the complete format, it will not allow you to go over Rev A.

If you get to Rev A., you will have a good operating system, and won't need the CD-ROM unless you want to go to REV B. In that case, refer to what I say about upgrading to REV B, above.
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Thank you.  You answered my two part question without even having to ask it.  I'll settle for the Rev A for now, and possible wait till Win 98

Thanks for your help!
Greg Fuller
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You are welcome.  Merry Christmas!
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If you have all the program disk available to reinstall, then you would run uninstall from the add/remove tab under start and control panel. This would take you back to win 3.1 From there you would reinstall from the CD. An easier way would be to jot down the serial number from the current version and reinstall over the current version only replacing the serial number from the older version instead of the CD version. Sounds tricky but it works. Finally you can copy ther contents of the win95 CD to you harddrive and install from there it works as well. Refer to the setup.txt info on your CD.
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