unable to install win95 on a pentium board

April 3, 2013 at 16:39:04
Specs: win95, 1 gig ram
i also like win 95 and i get a blue screen protection when installing on my 1 gig board it is also an amd processor

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April 3, 2013 at 16:43:21
i am also trying to install windows 95 on a older laptop that came with 95,but when i put in the startup disk,it cant find the cd rom because i am using the floppy disk-what do i need to do to correct this-

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April 3, 2013 at 20:55:10
Boot off the startup disk & select "with CD support". Watch for the letter assigned to the CD drive. Pop the Win95 CD in the drive. Then from the A:\> prompt, change to the CD drive letter, type SETUP & press ENTER

NOTE: if you have 1GB RAM, reduce the memory amount to less than 512MB before attempting the installation.

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April 3, 2013 at 22:42:02
There was a patch that 95 needed for some (at the time) fast AMD cpus. I don't recall the name and the geocities link I had for it is dead but google should turn it up.

On the older laptop, some of those had proprietary cdroms and needed a special cdrom driver. If so you'll need to get it from the laptop's support site or some other third party driver source.

Edit Oh wait, do you mean it's one of those laptops with the swapable floppy/cdrom bays where you can have either the floppy drive installed or the cdrom installed but not both at the same time? If so, this may help:


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April 4, 2013 at 00:11:02
i reduced the ram to 512,still the same---wpe-restart-i am going to look at amd for their patch---i kind of like win95,also have lots of programs that will only work on it--i have configured the hard drive for 16 bit and it size is3.2 gigabyte,i read something about underclocking the processor but have never done that------the computer is a compaq-
and it runs at about 2300 -------

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April 4, 2013 at 00:13:38
you mean boot with the floopy -then take the floppy out and swith the cd rom in and resume

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April 4, 2013 at 00:16:19
the laptop is a ibm thinkpad--i can only use either the floppy or cd but not both at one time-----the other computer i am trying to installw95 on a compaq that runs about 2300
i get the wpe--i rweduced the ram to 512--still same

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April 4, 2013 at 00:19:32
yes--absolutely--one at a time-----this laptop does not have a usb port--if it did i could use a flash drive--i have a pcmcia usb adapter--but it will not work-for some reasonif i could get it to operate,i could install w95
i need to look for the driver disk,if i still have it

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April 4, 2013 at 01:55:44
If you follow what I said in the 2003 link you're making the hard drive bootable with the SYS command and copying a basic config.sys and autoexec.bat to it as well as the files they call. You do all that with the floppy drive in. When all the files are copied, turn off the laptop, pull out the floppy drive and put in the cdrom. Boot up the laptop and it will load cdrom support and you can install 95 in the normal manner.

If the other computer runs at 2.3 ghz you're going to have an NDIS timing problem. There's some info here:


But even if you get that fixed you'll still have problems finding 95 drivers for the hardware.

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April 4, 2013 at 09:41:23

The Microsoft web pages are dead now but I have the patches archived on my FTP for safekeeping, you will also probably find them elsewhere on the web if you search by file name and if those servers haven't gone down.

The AMD patch released by Microsoft was AMDK6UPD.EXE, originally hosted at http://download.microsoft.com/download/win98se/update/1/w95/en-us/amdk6upd.exe. Now it's just a fake 1KB file on their server. The original KB was KB192841 Difficulties Using AMD K6-2 or Athlon Central Processing Unit


There is also one that helps Windows 95 cope with processors that are greater than 2.1GHz. If you are an MSFN member it may still be possible to download the file from the forum, but I'm not sure. I have it on my FTP anyways:


As you can see in LoneCrusader's post on the MSFN forum below, his updated FIX95CPU patch renders AMDK6UPD obsolete.

Windows 95 2.1GHz CPU Limit BROKEN!


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April 4, 2013 at 21:05:31
Thanks, I hadn't kept up with those updates. The OP will need that if he actually is installing 95 on a PC with a fast cpu.

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April 18, 2013 at 03:28:47
I finally got my hp pentium to accept win95--i configured my hard drive for 3.2 gig--and after installing w95 i installed the patch that i got on the internet,it runs fine,only problem is it wont load the cd rom,you have to load the driver each time with the floppy to make it work,i have a solution that i found on the net also--i will post it later
-----you have to configure the hard drive for 16 bit and if you are installing on an old computer--you can look into the bios and find the largest hard drive setup-some of them are around 543 mb-and i believe it is a 27 on the bios setup--this makes it much easier getting to run,i believe
if you have a large hard drive-you can make small partitions on the rest of the drive--

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April 18, 2013 at 20:06:11
So it's the laptop with the swappable floppy/cdrom that won't see the cdrom on bootup? If you're loading the driver from the floppy then the cdrom isn't installed so yeah, 95 won't see it. If that's not the one then post back the specs of the one you're talking about.

If you're loading a cdrom driver from floppy it might be a dos driver which will result in the cdrom running in msdos compatibility mode. You can go to 'add new hardware' in control panel. There's some cdrom controllers you can manually install there. One may match your hardware.

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