re-installing on a laptop....
Posted on 1999-01-16
Alright, here's the prob!
I've got this "peice of wood" cannon laptop. (486 75, 12 ram) It runs fine but i've got to re-install windows. It's current version is Windows 95 A, and i've got B on CD. The problem is that the laptop does not have a cd-rom. So what i've done was copy all the files from the CD onto the drive, using: direct-cable connection. And when i tried to run setup, a message comes up and says, "Windows is already installed, you must install using the win95 upgrade"
I tried renaming the folder, Windows, to OLDWIN and then running setup, still could not install from dos. Is there a way of deleting everything and then running setup?
i want to start over because there are too many problems.
I would like to format, however that means i would lose all the files need to install windows. Is there something that i can do??