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We all know that Microsoft is not selling Windows 95 for already long time because it's really an old operating system.So unforcenately I had no other choice but to download it from the internet.I apologize in advance because I know that it's against the rules to ask things about the downloaded software,but I couldn't find the place where I can buy it.So the only way was to download Windows 95.Even then it was pretty hard to find it since there are almost no seeders lol.

Anyway I downloaded Windows 95 through torrents and got 3 files:
--->"boot95b.exe","WINDOWS 95 B.iso" and "Windows 95 Boot Disk.img".

The first thing that I was gonna do is to burn the "WINDOWS 95 B.iso" on the CD.However that image is not bootable.The file "boot95b.exe" probably contains the files for the boot diskette,but I don't have the floppy drive in my computer.And the file "Windows 95 Boot Disk.img" is something for what I am not really sure what it should be.Boot disk or something...

My question is HOW TO MAKE THE WINDOWS 95 BOOTABLE CD SO I CAN INSTALL IT "ONLY" WITH THE CD LIKE ANY OTHER OPERATING SYSTEM???
Do I need to put Windows 95 boot files on my CD or something like that???
If yes,how to do that so that the CD is bootable???

Here is an image of the downloaded Windows 95:
 

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I am going to assume stars has a license for windows 95, in this case it would be legal to download it, since you are paying for the license not the software itself in most ms operating systems.

and i specifically remember hearing someone say (on this forum) related to one of ms's operating systems that this was the case.

and im going to take a wild stab in the dark here stars, and say to try burning the boot disk and see if that works.

and this may be helpfull (not read it fully myself but hell)

http://www.windowsreinstall.com/win95/install/indexfullpage.htm

another more important question, does your hardware have windows 95 drivers?
 

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Why don't you try Win98se? If you are going to run Win95, that computer is capable of running Win98se :)
 

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I am going to assume stars has a license for windows 95, in this case it would be legal to download it, since you are paying for the license not the software itself in most ms operating systems.

and i specifically remember hearing someone say (on this forum) related to one of ms's operating systems that this was the case.

and im going to take a wild stab in the dark here stars, and say to try burning the boot disk and see if that works.

and this may be helpfull (not read it fully myself but hell)

windowsreinstall.com - Windows 95 Install Guide

another more important question, does your hardware have windows 95 drivers?
Yes of course I have a license.Only my dad lost the Windows 95 CD years ago so I needed to download it.
Yes I think I have drivers here somewhere,only I need to find them.My dad usually lose things like these.I am not going to use Windows 95 lol.Just want to have them again in the case if I need to test something on them.

K, first, why are you even bothering?
2nd, boot95b.exe is a self-extracting file. It likely contains the files you need to make a boot disk.
3rd, Big's right, mods are gonna smite this thread.
Have you even read my post???I said that I do not have the floppy drive...

Why don't you try Win98se? If you are going to run Win95, that computer is capable of running Win98se :)
Lol because I already ran Windows 98 FE and SE and tested everything I need under them.I want to do the same under Windows 95 :D
 

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why bother with win9x at all?

Live CD or BartPE un a flash stick would be faster.
 

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banning him is the only way to make the world a better place.
 

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haha I want to close this thread not because of the piracy, but because Windows 95 is horrible :lol:

You should write a letter to Microsoft and ask them what they think about you pirating Windows 95. They officially stopped supporting it years ago, I have the feeling they really don't give two ****s about what you do with it and where you got it.
 

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why bother with win9x at all?
[rhetorical question] why not[/rhetorical question]

im thinking he would be doing this for the dos support, and probably doesn't have the drivers for a full dos system. Otherwise he could just be doing it for the hell of it.
 

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The thing is S.T.A.R.S for some reasons care about compatibility of the app he´s developing which to me is a nice thing but i think(Seriously S.T.A.R.S) that its not necessary anymore to care about those OS.. if you take in mind how many people are really using Win95 nowdays you will realize there is probably a very small amount of persons using it and i doubt they will ever use your app so it´s useless and pointless to care about an old OS like win95 and even win98... so forget about it and just work on your app design and rename it.. maybe this could help to change the image of it :p

anyways what you need to install Win95 is not a Bootable CD but a Bootable floppy disk... at least thats how we did it back in the days... if you´re using Win98 or XP you can go to your computer and right click the Floppy disk and under properties there´s a option to make a Bootable disk.. once you get it just boot your puter with it, write "Format C:" then wait untill the process is done and use DOS to start the setup by typing the letter of your CD/DVD drive...

Something like "D:"(if your CD/DVD has the D letter) and type "dir" to view all the files and look for the setup.. if is on that path then just type "setup" and it should start... done :p
 

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Well he said he doesn't have a floppy drive, but otherwise you're right. If you honestly need Windows 95 for anything just look into VMWare, VirtualBox, or Virtual PC.
 

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Well he said he doesn't have a floppy drive, but otherwise you're right. If you honestly need Windows 95 for anything just look into VMWare, VirtualBox, or Virtual PC.
ups i think i skipped that part :???: thanks for that :thumb:

anyways there´s a way to make USB-Sticks Bootable and use it as a floppy but i have no idea how to put the Bootable data for Win95.. anyways buy a floppy drive shouldn´t be a issue.

an article here explains how to make a Bootable USB-Stick for XP maybe this can help him.
 

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Lol people thanks for your replies.
Hey HushyPushy I am not making the illegal thing.I have the Windows 95 license,but my dad dropped the Windows 95 CD-ROM disk years ago.All I have left is the damn book of how to use Windows 95 and Windows 95 diskette.:dead:Lol...

Anyway I know how to make the bootable USB stick.I have done that a million times.But I thought it would be better if I make the bootable CD-ROM disk for Windows 95.Anyway I just made it 2 hours ago and it works!:)All I did is that I took the system files from the Windows 98 SE CD-ROM disk and I created an ISO file of all that system files.After that I opened that ISO file,in it I copied ALL the files from the Windows 95 ISO file that I extracted and then I saved that ISO file as "Microsoft Windows 95.iso" and then I burned it to the CD.I restarted my computer to see if it works and the Windows 98 MS-DOS started directly from that CD-ROM disk.And now all I had to do is to type "X:\SETUP.EXE" and press the Enter button on my keyboard and the setup started!:D(The "X:" is the default letter for the CD-ROM drive in that Windows 98 MS-DOS that I used).

Now I can finally install complete Windows 95 by using JUST the CD without ANY boot diskettes,USB sticks and so on...
Too bad Windows 95 never really came out on the bootable CD,but who cares.:cool:
 

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