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Hard Drive Setup W/ Win95

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Recently I noticed that tech's have added a new twist in setting up a hard drive and installing windows 95.   Now they add a directory named "wintools" or  "win95" and copy all drivers, programs, etc., from the win 95 CD
allowing the setup program to run without having to have the actual CD Disk in the CD Rom Drive.   What is the specific command line they would use to copy these files
from the CD Disk to the Hard Disk if they used "Win95" as the directory and their hard disk is identified as "C" drive?
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To copy installation & cab files from the CD use this:

Copy <drive letter>:\Win95\*.* C:\<directory>
(Where <drive letter> = the CD-ROM and <directory> = the one created on the hard drive.

For example:
              COPY D:\Win95\*.* C:\Win95

I hope this helps.
Regards,
Ralph
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by:demarb
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Ralph, wouldn't you want to use XCOPY /S to include sub directories (I don't recall off the top of my head if there are any sub directories under Win95 but I think the newer versions have a couple extra directories with some newer drivers etc)?
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Demarb,
My Win98 upgrade CD has only some items unnecessary for installation below the \Win98 folder. (online services, channels, tour, etc.)
My Win95 CDs don't even have that.
However, your suggestion will work if those items were desired.
Ralph
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Ralph,
I wasn't sure. I don't have a CD with me (I'm at work) and I haven't looked at one lately so I couldn't remember if it would have sub folders that would need to be copied.
Demar
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Good response!   Thanks for your time...
Gary
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Good response!  Thanks for your time...
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