Solved Any xp tool to read W95 drivespace discs?

March 6, 2015 at 12:58:22
Specs: Windows XP
I have some 3.5 Floppies compressed with Win95 Drive space. Need a utility to read the disk in xp. anyone know of any.

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March 7, 2015 at 05:40:03
Old Windows versions can be found here: https://winworldpc.com/library/


#1
March 6, 2015 at 13:36:33
A general google trawl seems to suggest the easiest way is to create a fat32 partition with win-98 installed; then you can access the floppies and thus the data... This would mean of course a dual-boot arrangement with XP. Or possibly run '98SE in a virtual environment to the same end?

And this post may offer a possible resolution too?

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum...

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#2
March 6, 2015 at 13:45:50
Looks like you need a Win 95/98 computer to do this. The following is typical of what is kicking around on the internet under this topic:
http://www.databaseforum.info/10/13...

Couldn't find an XP tool. Keep watch for other ideas though.

EDIT:
Oops I overlapped with the previous post (was holding it half done then did some more searching)

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#3
March 6, 2015 at 13:51:54
Eyzes tink we too (Derek et moi) travel around "here'' at more or less the same tyme...?

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#4
March 6, 2015 at 13:55:24
Yeah, easily happens when you are about to post then suddenly think of another angle.

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#5
March 6, 2015 at 15:39:45
Thanks, It seems that I will be looking for the Win 95 CD, I know Drive Space was always funky, I have tried to access the disk on a Win 98SE computer to no avail it was a late one with DriveSpace3.

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#6
March 6, 2015 at 15:42:27
Yeah, "funky" alright - caused more troubles than it was worth.

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#7
March 6, 2015 at 16:19:12
Whereabouts in the Universe are you? Likely you may find a '95OSR2/98SE disk in a clearance house, or computer fair? Possibly even eBay?

I likely have one or two lying around , and possibly others here will have too?


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#8
March 6, 2015 at 16:30:36
I dumped my Win 98SE but for all I know I kept the disk - not sure without searching. Being in the UK might not be very handy though.

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#9
March 6, 2015 at 17:37:48
Thanks again, I'm in Illinois, Have a bunch of machines I can load 95 on, Just have to find the disk... Really thanks for the quick feedback...

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#10
March 7, 2015 at 00:00:40
i got MS original w-95 cd if you want it and are truly desparate. (does it require the "license number"? haven't tested for that. these are original microsoft cds.) There's "got to be a better way", but sometimes, there ain't.

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#11
March 7, 2015 at 05:40:03
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Old Windows versions can be found here: https://winworldpc.com/library/

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#12
March 8, 2015 at 16:43:09
Are these single or double - or even triple - glazed windows?

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