Option 2) Delete the device, and let Windows notice it on the reboot, and install the drivers then.Note that if you try to install video, sound or network card drivers before doing this, you will probably fail. Because the "resources" used by the cards in question are already in use by these "Other Devices".
If you have an IDE or SCSI CD-ROM, it will be found anyway.If you have a Plug-and-Play sound card or network card that is supported by Windows, it will be found anyway.There is no way to get Win95r2 legimiately other than to buy a computer with it (and then you can only use it on that one computer...) Update: It appears it *is* possible to buy a "legitmate" copy of Windows 98 full release, box and all. The computer should have NO \WINDOWS directory on it. Update: It is possible to boot off the Windows 98 CD-ROM. Windows 95r2: The boot disk doesn't include any CD-ROM drivers..will have to make a copy of this disk (DISKCOPY) on another computer, and provide your own CD-ROM driver for your own CD-ROM.IF you might have some data lost in an upgrade, you could Rename the \WINDOWS directory to some other name, if you so desire. To my surprise, the boot disk and the boot image on the CD-ROM are different. Windows 95: If you are using Windows 95 release 1, you will have to provide your own boot disk.I've discovered that many people don't really have a "Good" way of installing Windows 95, Windows 95 release 2, or Windows 98. Interestingly, the basic process is pretty much the same for all versions. This means if you want anything cool from Release 2 (OSR2 as some people call it, Release B as others call it), you HAVE to go through less than legitimate channels. Windows 98: The Windows 98 boot floppy includes several popular CD-ROM drivers, including some SCSI controllers and a driver which appears to work with most IDE CD-ROMs.
These instructions assume a CD-ROM on the installation machine. I won't help you if you don't have a CD-ROM on a Windows 95 machine. The good news is the Upgrade versions only ask you to PROVE that you have the old version, you don't have to INSTALL the old version of the software. I understand the Windows 98 upgrade does something else, not sure what, but I understand it is more unpleasant. Now, inspite of the official ban against selling full OEM versions to end users, many, many small computer stores will HAPPILY sell you a copy of Windows 9x OEM. But if you see a small hole-in-the-wall computer store, odds are they will sell it to you. Another reason to avoid the Windows 95 upgrade: It is only available in the origional release. Windows 95 r2 and Windows 98 include a boot floppy.If you have a device NOT supported by Windows, Plug-and-Play or not, checking these boxes won't help. You will very possibly see a yellow question mark labled "Other Devices".In short, in setting up a modern machine, checking these boxes will only hurt, not help. Choose "Other Directory", and change it to C:\WINDOWS. If *all* your hardware is recognized by Windows 9x directly, you are done, but that is pretty rare. This is where Windows 9x Setup filed all things it noticed but didn't recognize.2) It has traditional Microsoft disrespect for network security (it will commonly spontaniously connect to servers, and it has been seen to do so as a passworded supervisor equivilent.Not funny.) I instead recommend that you use the Novell client. Easy and works well if you go through the right process, but a nightmare if you don't.Yes, this means you have a copy of absolutely everything on your hard disk, and two copies of the things you are actually using. I don't like the Microsoft client software for several reasons.