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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??
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rmarotta earned 300 total points
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Just delete everything from the drive except the Win95 folder. (Or whatever you call the one Win95B files are copied to.)
Boot from a floppy and run setup from the Dos prompt.
Let me know if you need more help with it.
Regards,
Ralph
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by:dontbejealousofme
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thanks.. i knew what to do, but i just HAD to make sure. Thanks a lot!
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