can I transfer only windows 95 to another com

April 16, 2011 at 15:24:27
Specs: Windows 95
I want to transfer Windows 95 from one old computer to another old computer. Only the Windows program itself, no other files. Can I download it to a disk and then upload to the other computer? I have a program that I want to use but it only operates with 95 or 98.

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#1
April 16, 2011 at 20:49:13
Why do you have to move 95 to another computer? Why not just run the program on the computer that has 95 on it now?

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#2
April 17, 2011 at 09:31:14
Thanks for getting back to me but you didn't asnswer my question. You did give me an alternate solution but not the one I asked about.

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#3
April 17, 2011 at 11:59:02
Generally speaking no. If the hardware is very similar maybe, You still need drivers. An install is needed to build the registry.

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#4
April 17, 2011 at 12:39:15
"I want to transfer Windows 95 from one old computer to another old computer. Only the Windows program itself, no other files."

You need a Windows 95 CD, or at least the complete contents of the \Win95 folder on it, in order to be able to do exactly that.
Do you have one / that ?

If you transfer a hard drive that has already had Win 95 installed on it when it was in one computer to another computer that has a mboard with different hardware and try to boot from that hard drive on the other computer, Win 95 will attempt to load support for the different hardware and the desktop will probably eventually load, but it's likely Windows will ask that you supply the Win 95 CD to install software for some things, unless the hard drive was in a brand name system and has the \Win95 folder and all it's contents that's normally only on the CD. If that's successful you could uninstall all the software you don't want, delete what you can't un-install.

"I have a program that I want to use but it only operates with 95 or 98."

Which program ?
What operating system are you trying to use it in ?

E.g.in 2000, XP, Vista, and Windows 7, you can use a 95 or 98 compatibility mode, or you can often run a third party emulator program.




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#5
April 17, 2011 at 12:39:17
OK, you can physically move the hard drive from the 95 computer to the other one. Or you can clone the 95 drive to another drive and put that second drive in the other PC. Or you could probably image the 95 drive and recover that image to a drive in the other PC.

Then once you have 95 in the other PC and boot it up, the OS will see all that new hardware and begin installing drivers for it. At some point it will ask you to insert the 95 cd in order to get the drivers it needs. The problem with that is the drivers necessary to recognize the cdrom won't yet be installed so you won't have access to the cdrom. So before you transfer, clone or image the drive you need to copy the contents of the WIN95 folder on the 95 cd into a folder on the hard drive. Then when it asks you to insert the cd you just click OK. It'll say it can't find the files it needs and ask where to find them. Direct it to the win95 folder you created on the drive.

It's likely the 95 cd won't have all the drivers you need since you'll probably be using a lot of hardware that's newer than that. But let it keep going and install all the ones it can. Once it's done all that and booted to the desktop you'll need to hunt down the additional drivers you need on the internet.

For some newer hardware drivers will not be available and you won't be able to properly set up those devices.

Also 95 has problems with AMD processors faster than about 450 mhz and intel processors faster than about 2.1 gig and with ram above 512 meg. There are fixes for that.

Another option to all the above is to install 95 as a virtual machine within the OS already on the other computer.

So now do you see why I asked why you couldn't just run the program on the existing 95 computer?

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