SV0168

I'm installing Windows 96. It's an update on W. 3.11. Now I get a signal SV0168. There is a operating system installed on my PC which cann't be upgraded. How can I solve this problem?
lafdoornAsked:
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eschatarCommented:
It's not really risky, but backing up is NEVER a bad idea.

  1.  Boot to DOS (not a DOS window).
  2.  Go to your Windows directory, and rename win.com to       win.old and winver.exe to winver.old.
  3.  Start your Windows 95 setup.exe from your CD-ROM.
**NOTE**  Windows will try to install to a directory called Windows.000 -- You'll want to change that to your current Windows directory, if you want to keep your program groups, etc.

  I've done this many times without trouble.  If you do have problems early on, before the installation writes files to the disk, just rename the two files you changed back to thier original names, and you'll be back into your old version of Windows.
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varun071898Commented:
First what is Windows 96. I suppose it a typing error. Now
open the readme file of Windows 95 (on the CD). See what this error code means.
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waynebCommented:
You have an oem version of windows and not an upgrade, there are a few tricks but they are risky, if you are willing to try them let me know and I will post them, you have to trick windows into thinking that there is no operating system installed.
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jboddyCommented:
OEM versions of Windows 95 can only be installed on a blank (formatted) hard disk (or so they say), but as wayneb says, it may be possible, but risky.
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waynebCommented:
The problem he is having refers to msdos.sys io.sys and command.com being the Os that windows is referring and you can also rename these but if the upgrade does not go as planed then you computer will not boot anymore.  This is the error he is getting.
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