Post subject: Re: File missing in Windows 95 Retail Traditional Chinese Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:10 pm
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Actually, the original version of Windows 95 did not have the ability to boot from CD-ROM, not with the Retail copies nor with the OEM copies, not even the later versions of Windows 95 (Windows 95 OSR 2, Windows 95 OSR 2.1, and Windows 95 OSR 2.5).
Rather than booting directly from CD-ROM, Microsoft instead supplied a bootable floppy disk to boot up the system to allow the user to create and/or manage hard disk partitions, format hard disk partitions, and then (presumably) run Windows 95 Setup from the Windows 95 CD-ROM, but it was not until Windows 98 that the Windows CD-ROMs were bootable.
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Post subject: Re: File missing in Windows 95 Retail Traditional Chinese Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:26 am
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How in god's name did you come to that rediculous conclusion? AUTORUN.INF does NOT MAKE ANY CD BOOTABLE. AUTORUN.INF only works on machines running Microsoft Windows, and it used only for adding a few menu options, a damn icon, and at worst something to execute once the CD is inserted. You will NOT find an AUTORUN.INF file on any bootable CD that's not a copy of Microsoft Windows or MS-DOS. Go install ubuntu and tell me if you find an AUTORUN.INF file
And second off the solution is easy, just get an MS-DOS 6.22 or Windows 95 bootdisk (as in a floppy image), boot off of it and use SETUP.EXE off the CD.
EDIT: Fixed Typo.
Now now now, he probably hasn't heard of bootsectors before (which nearly everybody has done). If you wanted a bootable Windows 95 CD you could open the ISO in ultraiso and use the MSDos 6.22 Bootdisk with CD drivers as the boot image.
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