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Windows 7: Win 95 floppy won't work with W7 Professional

06 Jan 2014   #21
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nisko View Post
Please see my new message. I booted from the flash stick OK. My program files came from my Workstation which is 64 bit W7 Professional and I copied them to the flash stick. Then I typed setup.exe - but when I pressed the Enter key, this is what I got: C:/WIN setup.exe. I don't know where the "WIN" came from - but the command won't execute. I got a message but, unfortunately, didn't write it down. Can you help me or should I get the text of that message and send t to you? I used a utility called Rufus to create the bootable flash drive with DOS. The instructions were much easier to follow than the first site. I don't know how to tell if the program is DOS. I think it is Windows 95.
Can you boot from the flash drive you created with rufus? Did you put setup and the other stuff on it? did you run setup.exe after booting from flash?


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06 Jan 2014   #22
Nisko

Windows 7
 
 

I have the original floppy. It reads made for Windows 3.x and Windows 95. If you still want, I'll reboot with the flash drive later and write down the error message. It just so happens that this "Database" has some important data on it that I can't retrieve unless I get it to work. Thanks for your help.
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06 Jan 2014   #23
Kaktussoft

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If can't see the database in #12 .
If you're sure it is a win3.x 16 bits program... it won't work on win7 x64
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06 Jan 2014   #24
Nisko

Windows 7
 
 

Yes, I'm sure. It says so on the floppy label. I guess the only way I could run it is with Windows 95 in a 'sandbox." But I don't have a copy of W95, so it's a moot point. Thanks for trying to help...............
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08 Jan 2014   #25
3D Jed

Windows 7 pro x64 SP1
 
 

Can confirm the program (whatever it is) opens in Windows 95 running in VMware.

Win 95 floppy won't work with W7 Professional-w95_program.jpg

BTW you ought to hone up your zip skills - you seem to have put a zip in a zip in a zip

Win 95 floppy won't work with W7 Professional-zipzipzip.jpg

would offer you a copy of my W95, but I don't want the mods (or the feds) on my case . . .

>> ain't booted '95 for ages - was nice to hear that startup sound again !


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08 Jan 2014   #26
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

But the database itself is not in the file list! Or am I wrong?
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08 Jan 2014   #27
3D Jed

Windows 7 pro x64 SP1
 
 

The contents of the zip file (excluding the extra accidental zip) come to 1.38MB. IIRC a floppy was 1.44MB. Not sure what extension the database would be, but I guess it's on another floppy.
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08 Jan 2014   #28
Nisko

Windows 7
 
 

Yes, the InfoSelect you show in the screenshot is the program I am trying to run on my Windows 7, SP-1, 64 bit machine. Can you show me how to run it?

The database resides in a different folder which I have not posted.

You are correct - I don't know the proper procedure for zipping files. I jut have never had the occasion to zip very often and it's been many years since I've done it.

To ZIP the program files, I used 7-Zip. First time I've ever used it.

What is VMware?
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08 Jan 2014   #29
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

If it is Info Select from Micro Logic, then you might read up on their free trial and see if you can import data created by the old version
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08 Jan 2014   #30
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Try Linux in a virtual partition. Linux loves floppies. Here is a suggestion. You may have some fun with it.

Mint Mate in VMware
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