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Upgrading Existing Operating Systems to Windows 95

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This article provides information about upgrading existing operatingsystems to Windows 95.
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Upgrading MS-DOS, PC-DOS, or OEM-DOS versions

You must be running MS-DOS, PC-DOS, or OEM-DOS version 3.1 orlater to successfully install the Windows 95 Upgrade.

Upgrading Microsoft or OEM Windows or Windows for Workgroup Versions

With the Windows 95 Upgrade you can upgrade Microsoft or OEM Windowsversion 3.0 or later or Windows for Workgroups version 3.1 or later toWindows 95.

Upgrading an Existing Installation of Windows 95

After you have upgraded an installation of Windows version 3.0 orlater or Windows for Workgroups version 3.1 or later to Windows 95, theWindows 95 Upgrade can be installed over an existing installation ofWindows 95. This process is frequently performed as a troubleshooting stepto ensure that no Windows 95 files are missing or damaged.

To install Windows 95 over an existing installation of Windows 95, followthese steps:
  1. Insert the Windows 95 CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive, or insert Windows 95 disk 1 in the floppy disk drive.
  2. Click the Start button, and then click Run.
  3. In the Open box, type <drive>:\setup.exe where <drive> is the drive letter of the CD-ROM drive or floppy disk drive, and then click OK.
If you cannot start the Windows 95 graphical user interface (GUI), followthese steps to install Windows 95 from the command prompt:
  1. Insert the Windows 95 CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive, or insert Windows 95 disk 1 in the floppy disk drive.
  2. Change to the CD-ROM or floppy disk drive, type setup, and then press ENTER.

Installing the Windows 95 Upgrade on a New Hard Disk

The Windows 95 Upgrade does not include a bootable floppy disk. To installWindows 95 on a new hard disk, you must use MS-DOS, PC-DOS, or OEM-DOSversion 3.1 or later to format the hard disk and make the hard diskbootable. After booting from the hard disk, run Setup from the Windows 95CD-ROM or disks. If Windows 95 Setup is unable to detect an existinginstallation of Windows or Windows for Workgroups on the hard disk, itprompts you to insert disk 1 of the Windows or Windows for Workgroupsdisks. Insert Windows or Windows for Workgroups disk 1 in the floppy diskdrive, press ENTER, and continue with Setup normally.
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Article ID: 151062 - Last Review: 10/26/2013 05:40:00 - Revision: 2.0

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