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 PostPost subject: [OFFER] Windows 95 on signle 2.88 MB floppy        Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:03 pm 
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Hello, I managed to fit Windows 95 on single 2.88 MB floppy (or two 1.44 MB).
My build is based on Micro95 (http://web.archive.org/web/200312070118 ... lelist.txt) and RAMWIN (http://www.geocities.ws/politalk/win95/ramwin.htm) projects.
It includes:
- compressed IO.SYS from LZ-DOS 7.1 (75k)
- command.com from Datalight ROM-DOS 7.1 (46k)
- BenQ (Acer) generic CD-ROM driver (11k)
- alternative SHSUCDX version (7k)
- XMGR.SYS extended memory manager (6k)
- XMSDSK.EXE 1.9i compressed with aPACK (12k)
- A copy of Micro95 in ramwin.zip (created with 7-Zip using Ultra compression level)

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1wJM5_ ... wbMy1bolqv

P.S. When you see A:\> prompt just type win.com and system will start

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 PostPost subject: Re: [OFFER] Windows 95 on signle 2.88 MB floppy        Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:21 pm 
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While this can't go on the FTP due to being a modified copy, it can be useful for PCs that can't properly get Windows 95 full to install, if you want to run Windows without a HDD, or if you plan to run it on something like PCjs (since running W95 on PCjs is far from optical).

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 PostPost subject: Re: [OFFER] Windows 95 on signle 2.88 MB floppy        Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:18 pm 
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Hmm, I don't think so. It's so cut down that it only runs explorer.exe and nothing else. However, as PoF, it's awesome.


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 PostPost subject: Re: [OFFER] Windows 95 on signle 2.88 MB floppy        Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:33 pm 
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Interesting... I once tried to fit Windows 95 RTM of a 2.88MB floppy with drivespace (or doublespace, I don't remember which one) however it ended in a fail since the floppy didn't fit. I wonder if someone will create a bootable CD of some Windows, seems possible if only I had the time to do that. Nice project!

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 PostPost subject: Re: [OFFER] Windows 95 on signle 2.88 MB floppy        Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:38 pm 
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Any Windows Vista+ installer is in fact a bootable… well, DVD, but if you remove install.wim, then probably CD of Windows. Mini XP and Mini 98 both exist on Hiren's Boot CD.


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 PostPost subject: Re: [OFFER] Windows 95 on signle 2.88 MB floppy        Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:33 pm 
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I tried to get Hiren's Boot CD. However my antivirus deleted the file as it contained malware: Win32/PSWTool.KonBoot.A and Win32/Adware.SpeedingUpmyPC.AM. Are these malware?

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 PostPost subject: Re: [OFFER] Windows 95 on signle 2.88 MB floppy        Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:29 pm 
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No, they aren't, but they can be used with malicious purposes. For example, Win32/PSWTool.KonBoot.A is a program called KonBoot that let's you to boot to Windows and Linux without a password.

And I'm not sure what is Win32/Adware.SpeedingUpmyPC.AM, but it looks like some kind of optimizer that was detected as Adware (But it isn't, read this)

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