Is it feasible to do a clean install of Windows 95 on this machine? In other words: does your friend have a Windows 95 CD and do you or he have the knowledge to use it?
Is it feasible to install another OS (like Windows 98, or possibly Linux)?
Note that it's advisable to have a Windows 95 compatible firewall and antivirus if this machine is to be connected to the Internet. Does he have those?
You should be able to find a second hand (Windows 98SE) PC with dial-up modem for less than 30$ if it's from 1998 or around that time. No need probably for a monitor, mouse and keyboard, if you can use the ones from this Windows 95 PC. Just the case. The advantage of Windows 98 is that it can run IE6.0 (Windows 95 can't). And it works as you buy it. Might be worth $30 for your friend and you.
Please Please Help
A friend has Win-95 on an older PC from a Lantastic Network. We uninstalled Lantastic BUT Win95 still thinks it's on a network. When we try to install an ISP modem softwear it STATES: we need Admin Control to install the modem softwear!! We have NO idea of any procedures to get around this problem. The lan and other components are long ago trashed & this PC is to be a cheap online PC with a 56K modem. How can the ''Admin Controls'' be eliminated from Win95???? for the Lantastic Network?? and allow us to install the modem softwear. Please!! Help