How can i install win95 to win vista without usb or cd

April 8, 2016 at 11:50:03
Specs: Windows Vista
My PC is HP.First i found this old PC it has an error on the windows 95 start up.I tried to fixed it and i download an iso file that has win vista on it.I boot it up with the cd and i format the old broken win 95 and installed the vista.Vista needs 2 GB ram and i have only on this old PC(32-bit).In the box it says Windows Vista Business.They trick me back a few years to buy a PC that cannot handle the MINIMUM requirements for vista!!!Now iam trying to install again win 95,but with no usb or cd.I know,i can extract the iso file from win 95 and run setup.exe but i dont knowif that can be on win95 because in win7 itcould be.

See More: How can i install win95 to win vista without usb or cd

Report •


#1
April 8, 2016 at 13:11:17
It's difficult to offer help when we have no idea what you're working with. Please post the specs of the computer - CPU, RAM, graphics, hard drive capacity, etc - or at least the model & model number of your HP.

If the computer is 20 years old (from the days of Win95), it's very doubt it's capable of running Vista or Win7. If you attempted (or successfully) installed Vista or Win7, you most likely changed the file format of the hard drive from FAT to NTFS. If that's the case, the hard drive will have to be reformatted to FAT again because Win95 will not install on NTFS.

Why do you even want to run such an outdated OS when there are so many other options?

message edited by riider


Report •

#2
April 9, 2016 at 06:55:10
"Vista needs 2 GB ram and i have only on this old PC (32-bit)"

The minimum memory required for Vista Home Basic is 512MB; for all other Vista versions, the minimum is 1GB. You still haven't supplied any specs for your "old PC"...we need to know what you're working with.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us...

However, the more RAM you have, the better the system will perform. The max for Windows 32-bit is 4GB; the max for Windows 64-bit varies from 8GB to 192GB depending on the version. Memory amounts are subject to the "law of diminishing returns". For example, if you only have 256MB RAM & upgrade to 4GB, there will be a substantial performance increase; but if you already have 4GB & upgrade to 8GB or 16GB, the performance increase will be far less noticeable.

message edited by riider


Report •

#3
April 10, 2016 at 08:14:22
Thanks for your reply.My PC is HP ver 1.04.I dotn have access to BIOS to install windows via USB.I have forgot the password.And I know I have tried to put out the battery and wait.But I don't work.Nothing erased when I put out my BIOS battery.What do you mean there are so many other options? Do you mean to install other OS? I don't know.I will try.Again thanks for your reply.(Intel Duo Core.(I wanted to downgrade to Windows 95 because I remember that back when this PC had win 95 it worked just fine.I have seriously big lag and registry errors.I had 3 blue screen registry errors that I fixed my self and took me a long time!)

message edited by vasilias30


Report •

Related Solutions

#4
April 10, 2016 at 10:14:16
"My PC is HP ver 1.04"

That's not the model number, it's the BIOS version. I need to know the model & model number of your computer or I can't help. This is the 3rd time I'm asking. It should be printed somewhere on the tower/case. If it's not on the front or side, it will be on a label on the back. Here's some examples:

http://support.hp.com/doc-images/53...

http://support.hp.com/doc-images/15...

http://support.hp.com/doc-images/28...

I still don't understand why you want to run a 21 year old OS? XP would be a much better choice, or if your system can handle Win7, that would be the OS to go with. Stay away from Vista or Win8. What about Linux? There are literally 100's of possibilities & most of them are free. I have Zorin Lite on a 10+ yr old HP zv6000 laptop & it runs great.

http://zorinos.com/tour.html

"I have tried to put out the battery and wait"

Why are you attempting to install from USB rather than using a CD/DVD? Why is the BIOS password protected? Make sure to unplug the power cord 1st. The BIOS will not reset if there's still power to the motherboard...as long as it's plugged in, the board is still receiving stand-by power. If the board has a clear-CMOS jumper, use that rather than removing the battery & risking damage. You do not have to wait minutes, hours, overnite, etc. If done correctly, the BIOS resets in a matter of seconds.


Report •

#5
April 10, 2016 at 11:17:38
When I took out the battery(and put it back) on the start up said:No time and dataset.It had option to boot and change time and data but it still had password protected.I guess that overwrited all the data but NOT the password?.Here is my hp model and all information:(The most of it was scratched and I couldn't read it,at least I tried):HP Compaq dc5800 SFF Base Unit hp s/n:CZC815ZY4 p/n A J411AV.I tried to understand the numbers,I hope don't do any mistakes.And I saw that it says OS:Vista downgraded to XP Pro.I don't understand how this can be if it says on the box Windows Vista and has on the product key of Bussines. Oh and something other:HP Care Pack lookup number GX160AV.That's all.Sorry that i t took me too long to share with you the serial number and e. t.c.(I ha e tried to dual boot Ubuntu with Windows 7 with UnetBootin.It worked perfectly but then in the installation I messed up the partitions I delete the whole Windows!.But in the end,Again,I install the windows 7 deleting both OS that was dual booted in this PC)

message edited by vasilias30


Report •

#6
April 11, 2016 at 17:23:34
Removing the battery doesn't overwrite anything, it resets everything. To enter the BIOS, you have to tap the F10 during bootup.

It would be foolish to run Win95 on that system. If you have a Win7 disc, boot off it, select Custom (advanced), delete ALL partitions, then create one new partition using the entire hard drive space. After Win7 is successfully installed, use EaseUS Partition Master Free Edition to partition the drive.

http://deit.desales.edu/deit/assets...

http://www.sevenforums.com/attachme...

http://www.easeus.com/partition-man...


Report •

#7
April 12, 2016 at 04:47:29
I know how to open the BIOS but again is password protected and I have forgot the password!I I know how to delete the partitions with the windows 7 CD.I have already did it.Now,I want to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7.Can you send me a video how,I tried to find it myself but again I mess up the partitions.Maybe this machine won't take Ubuntu because it had pre-installed Windows Vista.I want to try if my PC works better with Linux OS suck as Ubuntu desktop version 32 bit.If it doesn't work maybe I install win XP or 98/95 .Again,this PC have 1 GB RAM.I could run a Windows memory diagnostics to increase the RAM.I heard that it works.I want your advice.What OS to install? How and what is better.In the box it said Vista downgraded to win xp. Pro.How this can be impossible? It had pre-installed Vista and the product key on the back!Again thanks for all your help this far.

message edited by vasilias30


Report •

#8
April 12, 2016 at 19:04:15
...maybe I install win XP or 98/95

As mentioned 95/98 are too old (and don't run without major tweaks to systems over 512MB of RAM). XP is also out of date, but your best bet for running a version of Windows if you don't increase your amount of RAM.

"I could run a Windows memory diagnostics to increase the RAM.I heard that it works."

Nothing will replace having more physical RAM in your system.

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

message edited by T-R-A


Report •

#9
April 12, 2016 at 20:59:42
"I know how to open the BIOS but again is password protected and I have forgot the password"

Computers do not come with a BIOS password therefore you must have created one. Who were you trying to prevent from tampering with it...yourself? There is no magic trick, just unplug the power cord, remove the CMOS battery for a few seconds & the password will clear.

I don't know why you want to dual boot with Linux & I think Ubuntu is a bad choice especially considering how much trouble you're having, but you do NOT have to pre-partition for it. Just install Windows & after it's done, boot off the Ubuntu disc & follow the instructions:

http://core0.staticworld.net/images...


Report •

#10
April 12, 2016 at 21:29:53
OK,so remove the battery,and then replace it?I want to dual boot with Ubuntu because a like it as OS and is 'good' for this machine. I think XP is the best choice to have as an other OS.I have just to download an ISO file from the Ubuntu site with the Ubuntu desktop and then burn it to a RW cd.Thanks for your help again.Just answer me this question and I think we are done
Again,I remove the battery and unplugged the power cable and again it show me to press F1 and then it restart the computer. Then it says no time and data set.When I press F10 there to go to setup it requires a password.AGAIN.It looks like this: Enter setup password

01/04/1980

message edited by vasilias30


Report •

#11
April 13, 2016 at 16:33:21
I don't know why the password isn't clearing but I found these instructions on the HP site; maybe they'll do the trick:

- To clear the Setup or Power-On passwords, and clear any other settings, power down the computer, remove the AC power cord and the computer hood.
- Locate the green two pin password jumper on header E49 (labeled PSWD) and remove it.
- Press the clear CMOS button. This is typically a yellow push button labeled CMOS.
- Replace the hood and AC power cord and turn the computer on. The passwords and any other CMOS (nonvolatile memory) settings are now cleared.

If that works & you're able to access the BIOS, immediately correct the date/time & run thru all the other settings & adjust them as needed. Save the changes & exit.

If you have a Win7 disc, I suggest you install that rather than the outdated & less secure WinXP. I also think there are better Linux choices than Ubuntu. Mint & Zorin are both based on Ubuntu but are much easier to work with. Download the ISO, burn to a disc using ImgBurn or similar software, then boot off the disc & run it in live mode. If you like how it works, just click the Install icon on the desktop & follow the instructions.

https://linuxmint.com/

http://zorinos.com/


Report •

#12
April 14, 2016 at 04:34:21
Ubuntu is a user friendly Linux.I want this PC for programming nothing more.I have installed Ubuntu successfuly and windows 7.I will try what you said about the BIOS and I will answer you immediately.

Report •

#13
April 14, 2016 at 13:37:43
"Ubuntu is a user friendly Linux"

You obviously haven't tried Mint. It's been the most popular Linux distro for several years.

http://www.tecmint.com/10-top-most-...

http://www.howtogeek.com/208070/new...


Report •

#14
April 16, 2016 at 08:43:17
Dual boot and zorin OS(after deleting win) because I read that the zorin OS 9 lote pack is good for old machines.Again,I only dual boot because of 2 reasons:One to make sure that I can anytime change OS if I don't like zorin and second is because with UnetBootin it's easy to dual boot and I don't have to buy an RW Cd.Also the Damn Small Linux is an OS designed for older !machines.

message edited by vasilias30


Report •

#15
April 16, 2016 at 09:23:37
"...to make sure that I can anytime change OS if I don't like zorin..."

You mean you've never heard of a LiveCD (distro)???

That would be way easier than what you're (seemingly) trying to accomplish...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


Report •

#16
April 16, 2016 at 15:43:35
Yes I know that......

Report •

#17
May 3, 2016 at 09:03:19
Ok so u find it MYself! Using Rufus to create a bootable USB and using easybcd to create an menu for computers that don't support BIOS,such as mine because I dont have the password I install XP.

Report •


Ask Question