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I have win95 installed but I want to reinstall it. I am getting this message as soon as I click on setup.exe
"some control panel or device settings have changed since you last started windows.Close all your programs restart win and run setup again" I dont have any programs running and I don't know what to change. Please help.
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Make sure your start up folder is clear, nothing in it.
CTRL+ALT+DEL and shutdown everything there except EXPLORER AND SYSTRAY.

if you have done that, let me know.

Bud
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Yes ,I did that and it still does not work. I am getting the same message.
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Ok,
Please tell me the vitals your system, ie; cpu make and model,
How much ram , pci, type of mouse, video adapter, network, what
kind of Network Adapter, significant software and anything you can
think of. Operating System and version. Updates, Service Packs.
Do you have or did have IE4X and ACTIVE DESKTOP?
There are many variables and we could spend weeks trying to solve
something while I don't know what we're working with. :)

Regards,
Bud
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by:imarkows
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I have a pentium 166 mmx ,32mb edo , sb16 pnp, Stealth 3d 2000, monster 3d, microsoft mouse,zoltrix modem 56k,16x toshiba cd-rom, win 95 950a, drivespace3,service pack 1 , plus. I had installed IE4(with desktop i think)  once but I have uninstalled it.
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You can't install 95 if there are remnents of IE4x on you system. When you removed IE did you follow the instructions, see below.
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How to Manually Uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0
Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 4.0, 4.01 for Windows 95

SUMMARY

This article describes how to manually uninstall Internet Explorer
4.0 for Windows 95 when you are unable to uninstall Internet
Explorer with the Add/Remove Programs tool in Control Panel, or the
Ieremove.exe tool.

NOTE: Do not follow the steps in this article if you have not tried
to uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0 by using the steps described in
the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles:

ARTICLE-ID: Q174265
TITLE     : How to Uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0

ARTICLE-ID: Q166313
TITLE     : Removing Internet Explorer 4.0 for Windows 95 Using
Ieremove.exe

MORE INFORMATION

To uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0 after trying the steps in the
articles listed above, use the following steps.

NOTE: If the Windows Desktop Update is not installed on your
computer, or Windows 95 does not start, skip to step 4.

1. Click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then
click Add/Remove Programs.

2. On the Install/Uninstall tab, click Microsoft Internet
Explorer 4.0, and then click Add/Remove.

3. Click "Remove the Windows Desktop Update component, but keep
the Internet Explorer 4.0 Web browser", click OK and then
click OK.

NOTE: Even though you are unable to uninstall Internet
Explorer 4.0, the option to uninstall the Windows Desktop
Update should be available in the Add/Remove programs tool. If
you cannot uninstall the Windows Desktop Update with the
Add/Remove programs tool, you must extract Explorer.exe and
Shell32.dll from the original Windows 95 disks or CD-ROM. See
step 5.

4. NOTE: If you installed Windows 95 from CD-ROM and you are not
using real mode CD-ROM drivers (therefore you cannot access
your CD-ROM drive in MS-DOS), install real mode CD-ROM
drivers. For information about installing real mode CD-ROM
drivers, consult the manufacturer's documentation included
with your CD-ROM, or contact the manufacturer of the CD-ROM,
and do not continue with the remaining steps.

Restart your computer. When you see the "Starting Windows 95"
message, press F8, and then choose Command Prompt Only.

5. Type the following commands, pressing ENTER after each
command:

cd windows\system
ren inetcpl.cpl inetcpl.old
ren ole2.dll ole2.old
ren ole32.dll ole32.old
ren oleaut32.dll oleaut32.old
ren olepro32.dll olepro32.old
ren olethk32.dll olethk32.old
ren setupwbv.dll setupwbv.old
ren softpub.dll softpub.old
ren stdole2.tlb stdole2.old
ren urlmon.dll urlmon.old
ren wininet.dll wininet.old

NOTE: This procedure assumes you do not have files with these
names with the .old extension. If you do have files with these
names with the .old extension, use a file name extension that
is not currently in use.

If you cannot uninstall the Windows Desktop Update from the
Add/Remove Programs tool, type the following commands,
pressing ENTER after each command:

cd \<windows>
ren explorer.exe explorer.old
cd \<windows>\System
ren shell32.dll shell32.old

From the original Windows 95 disks or CD-ROM, extract the
Explorer.exe file to the Windows folder and then extract the
Shell32.dll file to the Windows\System folder. To do so, use
the appropriate method:

Windows 95 CD-ROM -----------------

Insert the Windows 95 CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then
type the following commands, pressing ENTER after each
command:

extract /a <drive>:\win95\win95_02.cab explorer.exe /l windows
extract /a <drive>:\win95\win95_02.cab shell32.dll /l windows\system

where <drive> is the drive letter assigned to your CD-ROM
drive.

Windows 95 Floppy Disks -----------------------

Insert the Windows 95 floppy disk 1 into the floppy disk
drive, and then type the following commands, pressing ENTER
after each command

extract /a <drive>:\win95_02.cab explorer.exe /l windows
extract /a <drive>:\win95_02.cab shell32.dll /l windows\system

where <drive> is the floppy disk drive letter.

For more information about using the Extract tool, type "extract"
(without quotation marks) at a command prompt, or see the following
article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

ARTICLE-ID: Q129605

TITLE : Using the Windows 95 Extract Tool (Extract.exe)

6. Reinstall Windows 95. To do so, insert floppy disk 1 (or the
Windows 95 CD-ROM) into the appropriate drive, and then type
the following commands, pressing ENTER after each command

<drive>:
setup

where <drive> is either the drive letter assigned to your
CD-ROM, or the floppy disk drive letter.

Click No when you receive the following prompt:

A file being copied is older than the file currently on your
computer. It is recommended that you keep your existing file.

File name:    <filename.ext>
Description:  <description of file>
Your version: <version number>

Do you want to keep this file?

7. After Setup finishes, reinstall Internet Explorer 3.02. For
information about installing Internet Explorer 3.02, please
see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

ARTICLE-ID: Q164475

TITLE : Availability of Internet Explorer 3.02 for Windows 95
and NT 4.0 Click No when you receive the following prompt: A
file being copied is older than the file currently on your
computer. It is recommended that you keep your existing file.

You can now reinstall Internet Explorer 4.0. To completely remove
Internet Explorer 4.0 from your computer, reinstall Internet
Explorer 4.0, and then uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0. For
information about reinstalling Internet Explorer 4.0, please see
the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

ARTICLE-ID: Q 170993
TITLE     : How to Install Internet Explorer and Troubleshoot Setup
Problems.

let me know.
Bud
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Thanks, but I got it to work myself. I had to uninstall some programs that where showing up in control panel.
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Good man.

Come back:)

Bud
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