Solved How to find burner&software compatibility on windows 95

January 11, 2018 at 16:34:25
Specs: Windows 95
I have a older 486 machine running windows 95 that needs a cd burner to get the information off of that machine. A pc repair company tried to get nero 5 to run a cd burner but nero would not recognize the burners we had.
Is there a way to tell which old burners nero running under 95 will support?

Thanks Kent

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January 11, 2018 at 16:55:45
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Burning data from an old 486 will be problematic at best. You have a slow CPU (loaded down more by Win95), which may not even support enough speed to burn without Win95. Your best bet would likely be to remove the drive (assuming it's IDE), and install it into an external USB case (see link below for example), then copy the data (via a newer/faster machine---making sure the drive is identified properly first) to either CD/DVD or flash media.

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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January 11, 2018 at 17:28:04
Thanks for the info BUT
the link you provided send me to something called a "Combo Enclosure" meaning I am not sure what, but
it also says it supports IDE (the hard drive type) BUT it also says in the description FOR
98-98SE-ME-2000 & XP, nothing about win 95 os.
Claification please.......

thanks kent

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January 11, 2018 at 20:07:59
Just take the HDD out of the Win95 machine & temporarily slave it off another PC that still supports IDE. No additional hardware required.

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January 11, 2018 at 20:10:42
It's not meant to be used with Win95.

Here's the instructions to back-up your data:

1. Power-down and remove existing hard-drive from Win95 (486) machine.

2. Insert into IDE-to-USB case (the link I provided), and secure power and IDE connections.

3. Insert power and USB cable into IDE-to-USB case.

4. Connect case with drive to "newer" (i.e.--WinXP to Win10) PC.

5. Insure "newer" PC identifies the device as a new drive.

6. Use file explorer to copy (NOT MOVE) to an empty folder on "newer" PC.

7. When data has finished copying, either burn it to CD/DVD or copy it to a flash drive. Remove drive from USB-to-IDE case and return to Win95 (486) computer if necessary....

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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January 13, 2018 at 18:20:53
Thanks to riider and T-R-A

Both good advice, I will be removing the drive and hooking up to another machine as slave.

Thanks to both.......Kent

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