I have a question about older things; please don't laugh
I need to know if I should be able to load Windows 95 into an old Dell Dimension 4100 [2000 vintage]. I want to run some old DOS games for my grandson to play and some of the music is pretty cool too. I hooked up a freshly wiped 20gb HD for the task. Problem is, none of my three 95 discs are being recognized [95 install disc, 95 "Starts Here" disc, 95 Upgrade disc]. Just get the "Invalid diskette in drive A" message. My Windows 98SE disc takes right off and installs like it should.
Any helping thoughts?
Win 98 was oldest version of Windows Dell offered on the D4100. So it's possible the Win 95 disks have a different file format that isn't supported and/or the boot loader won't work.
Won't those old games run under Win 98? I ran some old DOS programs under Win XP, at least until XP Sevice Pack 3 came out, so you might want to try the games with Win 98.
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