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Win95 setup from scratch

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I'd like to be able to setup Win95 from scratch. I know that I need to insert Win95 bootup disk, turn the PC on and format. What do I need to set up Win95 from Win95 CD-Rom? Do I need another boot floppy disk for that? If so, how can I start it? I'm kind a beginner. Please respond to my question. Thank YOU !!!!
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Format a disk so it's bootable (format a: /s). Copy format, fdisk, sys,mscdex and edit from windows\system onto the disk. Copy your cdrom driver (something like sgidecd.sys) as well. Create a file called config.sys on the floppy with the lines 'device=a:\sgidecd.sys /d:cd_rom' and an autoexec.bat with 'a:\mscdex /d:cd_rom'

Now all you need to do is boot off this disk and use format and fdisk as required to set up the drive, then run d:\setup.

You can of course put format and setup in the autoexec to make it all automatic if you want...
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by:clancyo
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why not just

start -> Control Panel ->ADD/Remove Programs ->Startup Disk

??

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by:tuley
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start -> Control Panel ->ADD/Remove Programs ->Startup Disk

does not add the drivers to allow you to access the CD-ROM (on most systems).
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