Windows 95 (A)... "Companion"??

Having done a few "Upgrades" and taken in a few trade-ins, we've ran across a Windows 95 (A) CD w/COA that originally came with a AST 486/66. I know Microsoft had Windows 95 A,B,C and the Upgrade. So, what is the "Companion"?? Thanks, Terry
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rmarottaConnect With a Mentor Commented:
bug66,
The necessary setup files are on the hard drive to re-install Windows using the "Companion" disk.
The companion CD is shipped with some systems to allow upgrading but an install on another computer cannot be done using it.
Let me know if you need more.
Regards,
Ralph
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MasseyMCommented:
It has a lot of tools and items such as that... Basically it is just an advertising item (It has a catalog of all Microsoft Products on it).. I believe it also has all the Windows CAB files on it so you don't have to use you Win95 disk to do installs...

- matt
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bug66Author Commented:
Why than does the COA come with it, if it's not the upgrade or Full Version? This CD is identical to my Win95, except where mine has "with USB support," this one has "Companion"?????
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bug66Author Commented:
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rmarottaCommented:
Was that all you needed?
There is a way to use the Companion Disk for a full install.......  ;)
Ralph
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bug66Author Commented:
Full Install??? How?? Terry
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rmarottaCommented:
Terry, try this:

Copy all of the files from the CD onto a hard disk, and then copy dossetup.bin, oemsetup.bin, oemsetup.exe, setup.exe, setup.txt, suhelper.bin, and winsetup.bin to the same directory from any version of Windows 95, you can then run setup and install from that directory.

Ralph

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bug66Author Commented:
Will try out. Thanks for the Tip. Terry
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