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[TRLog] Win95 Install Questions

Subject: [TRLog] Win95 Install Questions
From: (Al Gritzmacher)
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 1997 14:48:21 -0500
At 11:04 AM 3/19/97 -0800, you wrote:
>I'm considering putting Windoze95 on my radio computer.  4 serial, 2
>parallel, DVP, 16-bit SoundBlaster.
>My question is:  is this a really stupid thing to consider?  Will it set me
>back three months?  Will all my gadgets and appliances still run?  And can I
>simply bring it up in DOS mode and not get hassled by Win95's magical i/o
>routines?  I think I've seen several comments about not being to run
>perfectly in a dos box under Win95.
>Thanks for any wisdom.  If there's interest, I'll summarize.
>73, Steve K6AW 
> /or/

You can run TR safely under Win95 by starting the computer up with F8 and
selecting the "DOS Prompt" option. 

You might be able to get away with a DOS window from Win95, but it may take
some tweaking. Common problems are timing glitches in the CW, etc. If you're
planning on using the soundcard for a DVK, I'd go with the clean boot.

I've put Win95 on two computers here and one was a breeze, the other was a
nightmare, but eventually got straightened out. The one that was easy was a
pretty generic motherboard, nothing fancy in the way of peripherals, etc.
The tough one had a combination of an odd motherboard and peripherals and
drove me crazy for a while. Lots of downloading updated drivers and learning
to _never_ answer Yes to "Do you want Windows 95 to check for new hardware?"
solved that.

My advice would be don't do it the week before a big contest, just in case.
Give yourself some time to get everything settled.



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