Icky-poo ... but when ya gotta have info ... ya gotta have info!
I mean, like the platform is really intuative!
Heck! Try installing Windows 95 from a OEM Windows 95 CD with
a "clean" harddrive! Ha! You can't! Ha!
...that's why I added these bookmarks. These booksmarks will
save you a weekend of fruitless effort.
P.S. After you do lots of other stuff, make sure you install Windows
as the first install won't be 100% good.
Oh and yes, Wintel boxes still need a floppy drive for use time to
time (such as installing from a CD?!?!?) Oop-ack!
Installing Windows 95 from an OEM non-bootable CD on a clean harddrive.
Download a Win95 "minimal" boot floppy image.
Using some other Windows OS (ha! that's the problem, eh?) uncompress the
floppy image onto a real floppy.
Boot that floppy.
Put the Windows 95 CD in the drive and enter d:/setup.exe or whatever drive
letter the boot floppy says the CD-ROM is.
After installing Windows 95, boot the system into Windows 95; don't change
any settings and cancel out of any "hardware setup" dialogs that may pop
up. All you want is a "minimal" Windows 95 install.
Ensure the Windows 95 CD is in the CD-ROM drive and run "Setup" from the
Windows 95 desktop to reinstall Windows 95 a second time.
That should do it!
Note that you will get a few errors that "File doesn't exist, please insert
Windows 95 CD to find it".
Of course you'll come back and say, "The CD-ROM is ALREADY in the drive".
And I'll say...well, why are you messing with Windows? Get a Macintosh!