I have 22 486s. They each have 120 meg hard drives and NO CD ROM devices. I'm upgrading the machines by adding 2.4 Gig drives so that I can upgrade win95 to OEM2 and also install Microsoft applications on them (all MS products are drive hungry). Since I don't have CD ROM devices I am considering initially connecting the drives (one by one) to a pentium machine that does have a CD ROM player and installing WIN 95 to the new "D:" drive and then placing the new drives in the 486s.
My question is this..... Can you install a "start up" WIN 95 sytem to a D: drive on a pentium, take it out and place it in a 486 AND then use it as the boot drive for the 486. I'm worried that I'm asking for trouble.