Install Floppies (Was: Compaq Deskpro boards/hard drives from
cisin at xenosoft.com
Fri Jul 23 15:11:41 CDT 2021
Some further questions BELOW to complete the distribution media database:
>> If memory serves, that mass of floppies was dwarfed by Windows 95,
>> particularly later versions.
On Fri, 23 Jul 2021, Liam Proven via cctalk wrote:
> Win95: 13 disks.
> Win98: 38 disks.
> Netware 3.1: can't remember... lots:
> Ha! Trying to google, I found a piece I wrote myself!
> I think it was circa 20-25 disks. I remember I had to copy them before
> installation, in case. And at that time, the DOS 3.3 DISKCOPY command
> didn't swap to disk or XMS/EMS, and with 640 kB of RAM, copying a 1.4
> MB floppy could take 3-4 reads and as many writes.
> It took me over an entire working day to duplicate all the disks, IIRC.
1) Which ones were available on 5.25"? (and how many disks?)
D) Microsoft non-standard crammed 3.5" HD? (1.7M?)
First CD-ROM install media that I got was Windows 3.00, but it was an
inclusion on a "tools" collection CD-ROM (not quite a shovel-ware).
Then a Multi-Language 3.00 CD-ROM from Microsoft (for international
The Chinese lady that I shared an office with was thrilled, because she
was trying to teach herself Spanish, and that, along with the McCracken
FORTRAN in Spanish were here preferred method.
3.10 Windows CD-ROM from Microsoft
When did MS-DOS come on CD-ROM? Or did it?
Microsoft C compiler Version 5.00 on CD-ROM
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