How do I transfer my current Windows 95 installation to a
new hard drive?
The following procedure was posted to the msnews.microsoft.com
newsgroups by Gary Pshonik (firstname.lastname@example.org) on May 9th
and has been reposted several times by Ron Martell (email@example.com).
This is not supported by Microsoft and you may be
technically contravening one of the fine print paragraphs in the
license, but the following procedure does work.
Here are the step by step instructions:
Note: this step must be performed from a Windows
95 MS-DOS Prompt window, not from the command line environment
reached by pressing F8 during the boot sequence and selecting
Command line only. Also, if you get error messages about unsupported
switches in the MS-DOS Prompt window, check the shortcut's properties
to ensure that you do not have the Prevent program from detecting
Windows option enabled in the Advanced Program dialog. Thanks
to Steve J. Grose (firstname.lastname@example.org) for reporting this problem.
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