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Old 10-07-2004, 11:04 AM   #1
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Hello:

I know you'll think this is a funny one, but here is a shot in the dark.

I have a machine running Windows XP that I want to downgrade to 95. It is running on the NTFS file system. I created a boot disk from the windows 95 cd. I tried to run FDISK to reset the partition and get the HD back to a FAT 16. The message says I have the wrong DOS version for that particular command. This machine use to run 98, then ME, and now XP. I know XP doesn't use DOS, but it didn't uninstall DOS during the installation, did it? Can anyone help me get 95 back on this dinosaur?

Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-07-2004, 03:32 PM   #2
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I know XP doesn't use DOS
You do? It still has DOS underneath

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I created a boot disk from the windows 95 cd
You'll have to make a boot disc via WXP (or just manually use an NTFS capable Boot environment)

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but it didn't uninstall DOS during the installation, did it? Can anyone help me get 95 back on this dinosaur?
Once you kill the FS you can install W95 'normaly'
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Once you kill the FS you can install W95 'normaly'
I have a boot disk made by XP, but how do I use it to kill the NTFS? I can't seem to find a partitioning utility. Will I have to somehow drop back down to a FAT16 to install the 95?
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If you have DOS underneath Xp you loose a lot of your Space from your hardrive. Why

would you want to put 95 on if you have XP anyway?!?!?!?!?!?!?
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Why would you want to put 95 on if you have XP anyway?!?!?!?!?!?!?

I have more than one PC. I have use for some older programs that do not run on newer versions of Windows. I'll still have XP on another PC, but on this older one, I really need to get back down to 98 or 95.
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u can run them in win95 compatability mode.
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u can run them in win95 compatability mode.
Thats true.....ONLY SOMETIMES
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Compatibiblity mode hardly ever works.
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Compatibiblity mode hardly ever works.
Yer exactly....Lets hope the newer windows would be able to make it work better But probably not, it'd just leave the old OS's behind and stick with the newer systems
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what the hell are OC's? lol OS?
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