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 PostPost subject: How to install Windows 95 without a serial number        Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 12:16 am 
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This works on Windows 95 original, OSR1 and OSR2.x.

THIS WAS FIXED IN WINDOWS 98, THUS IT DOES NOT WORK ON WIN98/98SE/ME !!!

1) Copy all Windows installation files (CD:\Win95 for those who don't know) to a formatted drive.

2) Enter the command:

echo ProductType=1 >> msbatch.inf

3) TO START WINDOWS 95 SETUP:

setup msbatch.inf /is

Setup should start and not ask you for a serial number.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 3:21 am 
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I thought MSBatch.inf was automatically invoked if in the Win95 folder, I know this is true for Windows 98.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 3:25 am 
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TheWahbinator wrote:
I thought MSBatch.inf was automatically invoked if in the Win95 folder, I know this is true for Windows 98.


I added it just to make sure it got invoked.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 2:38 am 
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In my opinion, entering the serial number takes less than 30 seconds of my time to type up. Thus, I don't need to take forever to learn these two commands. lol.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 5:03 am 
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awesome trick


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:50 am 
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Good trick :)
Though I might not use it cause I only need to remember 2 keys...1 for 950 and one for OSR2.Xs

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 12:41 pm 
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neat trick :)

more info on using .inf files http://www.onecomputerguy.com/install/install.htm


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 9:45 am 
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-or you copy all files in a directory (ex. C:\win95),
-then you take the "setuppp.inf" from precopy1.cab and
-take in the C:\win95 dir,
-then you change in "setuppp.inf" the "ProductType=9" to "ProductType=1", the setup ignore now the setuppp.inf in precopy1.cab and take your setuppp.inf from C:\win95 directory. works on win95a/b,

-on win95c you can change the setuppp.inf that is already in the main-directory.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:05 am 
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the algorithm for the keys is so easy, that you could create your own keys if you don't have one ;)

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:42 pm 
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Luckie wrote:
the algorithm for the keys is so easy, that you could create your own keys if you don't have one ;)


yes but using this trick you can use a windows 95a/b/c as upgrade from win3.1.


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dancle wrote:
yes but using this trick you can use a windows 95a/b/c as upgrade from win3.1.


:) ok, never heared about this :)

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 PostPost subject: Re: How to install Windows 95 without a serial number        Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:59 pm 
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It works .Thank you very much about this.

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 PostPost subject: Re: How to install Windows 95 without a serial number        Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:39 pm 
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I recall being able to 'skip' it by hitting next or something without a SN and it would gleefully install....

But all my machines are now too fast to run 95, even in emulation... :(

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louisw3 wrote:
I recall being able to 'skip' it by hitting next or something without a SN and it would gleefully install....

But all my machines are now too fast to run 95, even in emulation... :(


Slow down the cpu bus speed. There is some apps.

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 PostPost subject: Re: How to install Windows 95 without a serial number        Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:48 pm 
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louisw3 wrote:
I recall being able to 'skip' it by hitting next or something without a SN and it would gleefully install....

But all my machines are now too fast to run 95, even in emulation... :(

in Virtual PC 2007, configure the VM and disable Hardware Virtualization.

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 PostPost subject: Re: How to install Windows 95 without a serial number        Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:48 am 
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For 95 and 95a, the serial only has to be one that divides by seven, this is an old trick from back in the 95 days, can be eg:00000000007, or 00000000014, etc etc,


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