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 PostPost subject: 95 Floppies to CD        Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 9:05 am 
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simplified by MDOGG

I need to make a Windows 95 CD out of my Windows 95 Floppy set. Reason, just to clean up my collection a bit. Copying all the files from a floppy to a CD, I get up to the selecting installation type and I get an error that looks like this,
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I don't know what to do.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 6:37 pm 
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Have you the right dir names on the Disc ?

Its crap because you have not the option to show the setup the correct path to the files, can you write an ini file for the setup with the correct path on the disc ?


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I'm sure you can somewhere. The files are currently placed in the root of the CD.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 8:51 pm 
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Okay a n00b Idea :

first way : burn floppy disc 1 to CDRW disc 1 etc.

Then you can change the disc in your install

second way :
or if you have vmware, make separate iso files and mount it via deamon tools ?


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I had the same problem, it NEEDS the first 2 disks. If you put them on cd setup will refuse to run. when it asks for disk 3, then you can link it to the files on the cd. I hope this helps.

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It doesn't help that much. 95B ran on CD. There must be something in it that will make it CD agreeable. I've tried editing the layout.inf as well as I read somewhere that it should make it work. However it didn't. Then I read that setupx.dll has data to tell the setup that it's running on a CD, floppy, etc. I tried editing it but Notepad came out with gibberish and the current resource hacker doesn't read it because it's a Win16 DLL file. I also tried copying setupx.dll from a 95B CD but it didn't work. It said that it had some sort of compatibility issue and didn't work. Is there another program that can edit setupx.dll? I'll have a scan through that website again and see if it mentions any particular program.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 11:49 pm 
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mdogg wrote:
It doesn't help that much. 95B ran on CD. There must be something in it that will make it CD agreeable.

What determines the difference between an upgrade\full\floppy\CD install
is simply the product type listed in the setuppp.inf, regardless of what
build it is, that goes for the Win98 floppy setup as well...

mdogg wrote:
I've tried editing the layout.inf as well as I read somewhere that it should make it work. However it didn't. Then I read that setupx.dll has data to tell the setup that it's running on a CD, floppy, etc.

The layout.inf only needs to be edited if transferring the 62 odd mb of
Win98 floppies to install from CD

mdogg wrote:
Is there another program that can edit setupx.dll? I'll have a scan through that website again and see if it mentions any particular program.

eXescope can edit 16 bit resources...

To convert any Win95 floppy setup to run from CD, it's as easy as
adding an Msbatch.inf into the Win95 setup folder, where you also place
the Cabs...

I'll list a couple Msbatch.infs below for future references...

1st, this one will allow a full or upgrade, floppy or CD setup of Win95 to
install as a full every time, & never ask for a key...
Copy below this line & paste into notepad, then save as Msbatch.inf
----------------------------------------------
[Setup]
CCP=0
ProductType=1

----------------------------------------------
End Copy above the line - save as Msbatch.inf

This one below will do the same as above, but also generate it's
own PID shown in the System Properties when installed
Copy below this line & paste into notepad, then save as Msbatch.inf
----------------------------------------------
[Setup]
CCP=0
ProductType=1
ProductID=335-6185957-

----------------------------------------------
End Copy above the line - save as Msbatch.inf

Note: this only works on Win95, Win98 requires a different approach,
which I did a couple a years ago with a 38 floppy setup bought off ebay...


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Thanks KenOath. I'll try that tonight and give you results.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:59 pm 
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OK! It's tonight and I have results.

First MSBATCH.INF...failed
Second MSBATCH.INF...success

These were my results not yours. Even though the first one failed for me, this does not mean that it will fail for you. Take this as reference only and take the risk of using both.


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