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11-20-2002, 10:23 AM
ihave a laptop with no cd rom it only has dos
i need to put os on it i have a ex cd rom iomega 16x10x40 but has only usb connection and no drivers are available in dos i hav a pc running xp pro i thought i could just do a file trans but dos does no understand the transfer wizard disk please help me.....are the any downloads of win 3.1
11-20-2002, 10:42 AM
can you down load win 3.1 on a floppy
11-20-2002, 11:11 AM
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You can install Win3.1 from floppies, but you would need to have the disks to do so. That is how it was originally distributed. I am not sure what you mean about downloading it though, download from where??
Even though Win3.1 is considered obsolete by MS they have not relinquished their copyrights to it and downloading it would be considered piracy.....
11-20-2002, 12:14 PM
is there any pc program i can get to transfer files to my laptop in dos:mad:
Ok, are all three of these threads related to the same machine?
If so try to keep them all together...I am going to merge them and then move it to the laptop forum.......
Ok, first we will need to know a little bit more about what you have.....like manufacturer and model of you laptop....
What exactly are you facing.....a blank HD or one that is currently formatted?
In another post I posted a link for an a dapter that will allow you to hook up a laptop hard drive to a desktop machine.
that way you could copy the installation files to the drive, reinsert the drive into the laptop and then install.
You could also try a DOS direct cable connection, to copy the files over but be warned it will be very slow and take a conisderable amount of time (at least several hours, so don't try it if you can't run the laptop from the AC adapter...because if the batteries died part way through you would need to start over)
To do this you will need a lap-link (or null-modem) cable and some DOS software....
Here are some links with info/programs......
there are others around, but will take some time to dig up........
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