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28 Sep 2010   #1
tony5198

windows 95
 
 
Downgrade Windows 7

I'mhave so much trouble installing windows 95 onto my computer. I had 7 but didn't like it so I formatted my computer a couple times and tried to install win95. however, during setup it keeps stopping and says that I need yo first close memory-resident programs or remove unnecessary utilities from my config.sys or autoexec.bat files.


please help!


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28 Sep 2010   #2
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Unfunny joke?
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28 Sep 2010   #3
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tony5198 View Post
I'mhave so much trouble installing windows 95 onto my computer. I had 7 but didn't like it so I formatted my computer a couple times and tried to install win95. however, during setup it keeps stopping and says that I need yo first close memory-resident programs or remove unnecessary utilities from my config.sys or autoexec.bat files.


please help!
I suggest you upgrade from Win 95 to Win ME. It is known to be a very stable OS.
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28 Sep 2010   #4
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

This might be some kind of joke. Even if not, it's pretty unfunny - to the OP, if you really are installing Win95 on a fairly new computer, this is expected behavior. There are Win9x sections in forums out there that can help you get Win95 on a fairly new machine, but if you've got more than 1GB of RAM in there you can pretty much rule Win95 out (Win98 and WinME can be hacked to work, but it's not easy or pretty, and the results can be less than stable if you're not careful). MSFN.org and computing.net both have pretty busy Win9x forum sections if you don't mind posting in English (and given you've posted here in English, I'm guessing that's not a big issue). Most others are in Polish or Russian, which is why I bring that up (seems Win9x holds on in those countries perhaps longer than English-speaking ones? I dunno).
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29 Sep 2010   #5
tony5198

windows 95
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cluberti View Post
This might be some kind of joke. Even if not, it's pretty unfunny - to the OP, if you really are installing Win95 on a fairly new computer, this is expected behavior. There are Win9x sections in forums out there that can help you get Win95 on a fairly new machine, but if you've got more than 1GB of RAM in there you can pretty much rule Win95 out (Win98 and WinME can be hacked to work, but it's not easy or pretty, and the results can be less than stable if you're not careful). MSFN.org and computing.net both have pretty busy Win9x forum sections if you don't mind posting in English (and given you've posted here in English, I'm guessing that's not a big issue). Most others are in Polish or Russian, which is why I bring that up (seems Win9x holds on in those countries perhaps longer than English-speaking ones? I dunno).

so, if i take out some ram then win95 should install??
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29 Sep 2010   #6
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Depends - Win95 came out when 32MB of RAM was a lot of RAM. You probably want to remove as much as possible for starters, and go from there. Also note that fast CPUs can cause timing issues with setup as well (486 CPUs were still common when Win95 was released, and the fastest of those was ~100MHz, i486 DX2).

You should probably update your system specs in your profile as well, if possible. That would help immensely.
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29 Sep 2010   #7
gregrocker

 

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