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Win 95/Lantastic

by mulletman69 / July 3, 2006 12:55 AM PDT

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
Thank You
Carol

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Re: Win95 and lantastic
by Kees Bakker / July 3, 2006 1:08 AM PDT
In reply to: Win 95/Lantastic

Carol,

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.

Kees

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Win 95 Your Reply
by mulletman69 / July 4, 2006 1:03 AM PDT

Thanks For the reply. I have a copy of Win 98 to install and would like to do it but when we try IT states another operating system (Win 95) is running. This Win98 is for fresh installation on a new PC with out a Win operating system. Any suggestions.
Thanks Again for trying to help over come this WIN problem.

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The old trick.
by Kees Bakker / July 4, 2006 6:32 AM PDT
In reply to: Win 95 Your Reply

Rename win.com (in the windows folder) to (for example) win.old and retry the install. But the problem will be, that this leaves the registry intact (including the problem you want to circumvent) so you must do a clean install after deleting (at least) the whole Windows folder. But then probably you'll need the drivers for this machine and that might be another problem.

You might try to run regedit (be careful, Windows 95 doesn't have a scanreg /restore) and look for references to Lantastic or policies that inhibit install.

On the other side: connecting to Internet doesn't need "modem software". Normal Windows DUN should suffice to connect and use Internet Explorer and Outlook Express. All you've got to do is fill in the right settings, if all protocols and services are installed.

Good luck,


Kees

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win 95/lantastic
by mulletman69 / July 5, 2006 2:41 AM PDT
In reply to: The old trick.

Thanks Kees
I did the impossible with this situation. I was able to find the CD-ROM drivers and Mouse drivers. Then booted with an older DOS 6.2.2 with these drivers. THEN Win 98 installed over Win 95 with no problems getting rid of Win 95/Lantastic problems. Finding the drivers made all the difference to solving the problem. The upgrade was a solution if we failed to solve Win 95 "Admin Control" problems. Thanks again for the Info and all the responses we got.
Carol Payne

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(NT) (NT) You're welcome. Great job.
by Kees Bakker / July 5, 2006 5:25 AM PDT
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INTERNET CONNECTIONS
by Scrotes4Life / July 3, 2006 8:22 AM PDT
In reply to: Win 95/Lantastic

Go to Internet Options and check to see if you are still set up for a LAN connection.

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I 2nd and 3rd on this, but if you persist...
by reefurbb / July 3, 2006 11:21 AM PDT
In reply to: Win 95/Lantastic

search for *.cab in C: drive to see if you have the W95C cab and install files tucked in a folder. You'd need these for many changed to your OS, or copy them off to another small Hdd for a reinstall.
You'd need to install TCP/IP in Networking and a lot more.
The 1st few PC's I fixed up for "friends" were DX2 66mhz, 24mb ram, Windows98 Second Edition, and they ram well on the internet, 56k modem, 5 years ago.
As Kees indicates, much (free) online stuff and support has faded for W95A-B-C-D. As he said, these days you really need a firewall (ZoneAlarm) and antispyware stuff and a good antivirus.
My minimum these days is 166mhz MMX, 64mb ram.
Here in Columbus, Ohio, used 500mhz (and up) PC's are going for $75 to $150 with a valid XP copy installed, especially at Flea Markets, and craigslist.org.
Your old W95 PC can be networked to a newer one, if you really need to hang onto it.
ISP's don't have "modem software". They just have DUN, Dial-Up-Networking. Your modem can be installed without "Admin Control", it just won't be accessible.

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