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Subject: not so fast
Name: MS
Date: 5/27/2006 5:28:02 AM (GMT-7)
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In Reply to: Re: help with win 95 delete posted by Cristi

If this is the original Windows 95 (A), there is no easy upgrade because it is essentially a 16 bit OS and everything is going to be different compared to Win98, including the file system.

In other words, the first thing to make sure is what version of Win 95 you are running, there is A, B, 2.0, 2.1, 2.5 and probably a few in between.

If you are running on A you can format the drive and start all over but you will lose everything that is on there. If it is any of the other versions, you can possibly use the upgrade / convert option which will save your settings and programs and make them accessible for the new installation.

In your Win95 version, there is also a DOS folder that will have the format.exe file and you can use that one to format the drive. The easiest way to get there - if you really want to kill everything on the drive is to hold down the CTRL + F5 button on bootup which causes Windows to bypass your startup files and get you straight to the DOS prompt. All you need to do then is type "Format c:"

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