Netwok adapters without win 95 CD and a broken mouse
Posted on 2003-02-27
Ok here is the story.
1) I have an old throwback 486 thats running Windows 95. I would like to network it but it has no adapters installd what so ever. (network properties is empty, no proticols, no adapters . . completely empty). My problem is that Its a computer my brother gave me and I dont have the windows 95 CD. Whenever I try to add an adapter it asks for the CD (then the comp wont boot till I remove the adapter in safe mode).
My question is-- Is there a way to add the adapters without the windows 95 CD. I have the windows 98 cd will this work? can I just download the needed cab files? Or is my problem a different one altogether and im going about it the wrong way?
2)I also have a second questions but it should be easy. I bought an ps2 -> serial adapter to use my mouse with the 486 and the system cant see the mouse. I have read of problems with adapters not working for ps/2 -> serial and just wanted some clarificaiton. Is it completely hopeless to use a ps/2 mouse with a serial adapter?
Thanks for your help and sorry this is so long. I'd accept a post that answers either of these questions, or both ;).