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Hi. upgrading to win95 b version. Do you suggest installing over DOS, or installing without DOS
I've heard arguments for both sides, but you guys are the best, and I'll go with your suggestion. thanks
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threesons,
You won't be upgrading. With OSR2, it will be a new install when you put it on.  Another thing to keep in mind is that if you use FAT32, you won't be able to use earlier versions of Dos or Windows.
Let me know if you need more.
Regards,
Ralph

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thanks. right it is a new install. basically, i'm just putting the win95b rom in and let it do a normal installation, so i guess that will be fat32, right. should i just install win or should i put dos under it, and if so, what version of dos do i need. 6.22? thanks Ralph.
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You don't need Dos to install Win95B.
Also, you won't need FAT32 unless you want a single partition on the hard drive larger than 2.1GB.
All you need is the startup disk that comes with the CD and the device driver for your CDROM.
Setup will load your CDROM driver when you boot from the floppy, prompt you to FDISK & FORMAT the drive if necessary, and install Windows.
If you don't have the startup floppy with the Win95B system files, I can show you how to create one if needed.
Ralph

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thanks ralph, i hears win95b, even though says it doesn't dos still works better with dos installed. is that B.S.? If you think it works has well or better without it. i'll go that root. sorry for so many questions. thanks again
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I'm not sure if I understand the question, but the fact is that Win95B needs no prior installation of DOS.
As a matter of fact, it comes with the latest version of "DOS" built into it! (Version 4.00.1111)
This DOS will run all your old applications at least as well, if not better than any other version.
I hope this clears it up for you.
Best regards,
Ralph

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