<CT> Re: Media Replacement

  • From: "Martin B. Brilliant" <marty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: calmira_tips@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 14:14:24 -0500

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        Alan Grimes <alangrimes@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hey, Is anyone else in the same predicament as me? 
> When I have to reinstall, I first have to get out my set of 5.25"
> floppies to install the core of 3.1 then install over it WFW 3.11... 
> ...

You don't have to use the original floppies. I copied the contents of 
all the floppies into one directory (called W31SETUP) on the hard 
drive. When I run SETUP in that directory, everything installs.

I have a CD-RW drive, so I copied the directory to a CDR and used it 
to install Windows 3.1 on another system that had an ordinary CD-ROM 

If you don't have a CD-RW drive, and don't have room on your hard 
drive for a W31SETUP directory, just copy the floppies. Copies from 
5.25" to 3.5" floppies should work fine.

The same procedure should also work with other versions, such as 3.11.
Today I wanted to check out a computer that had no hard drive and 
just one 3.5" floppy drive. I copied the five 5.25" 360K install 
disks for Windows 1.0 to two 3.5" floppies, booted the machine to MS-
DOS 3.3, installed Windows 1.0 in a RAMdrive, and ran it from there. 
Then I copied the RAMdrive to a single 3.5" floppy and ran it from 
there. I also rebooted the system, copied the floppy back to the 
RAMdrive, and ran it from there again. Useless, but pretty!

Martin B. Brilliant at home in Holmdel, NJ

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