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Floppy Drive Install?

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I installed Windows 95 from floppy disk, but have
grown tired of having to insert 5 or six different floppies
when I want to install a new driver etc...  Is there anyway to
tell Windows to look for the CDROM where it would normally
tell me to got to a floppy?
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Question by:derekl
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Hi Derekl,

Are you comfortable editing the Registry?? If so, as always, backup the Registry first.

Click Start, Run and type in REGEDIT. When the Registry editor opens click on Edit then Find. Type in WIN95 click find now.

You are looking for references to Install Locations.
The first will be in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\InstalllocationMRU.
Look for entry on right side referring to A:\WIN95, you need to change the A: to D: or whatever your CD drive letter is. Right click the beginning of the line and select MODIFY. Click to the right of the A: backspace and type in D: or your CD drive letter.

The second entry (Press F3 for Find Next) is in
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Microsoft\windows\CurrentVersion\Setup
Repeat changes here as above.

The third entry is in HKEY_USERS

Good Luck

Cumbo
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by:rmarotta
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Why not just click "other location" or browse to the CD-ROM when installing those drivers?
Ralph

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by:shawnd
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ya, "have disk" is an easy way to go....


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by:jagoodie
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Hold everything.
The easiest way to do this is to use policy editor on the windows 95 cd.  run poledit, with the admin.adm template loaded and go to open registry.  Go to local computer then system and then set your path to d:\win95, where d:\ is your cd rom. Or if you have the space copy the .cab files to a directory (generally windows\options\cabs and set the path to that.
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