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Win95 Group Policy Help

by akean989 / March 5, 2005 6:18 AM PST

Well I have inherited an old library computer, and I've read about something called 'Group Library' and it seems to be enabled. This is where you can't left click, enter my computer, or enter the start menu. Also when i hold in F8 to go to the option where you can choose Boot to DOS, it goes to a large screen where it gives you system specs and driver info. Any help on how to undo all of this would be greatly appreciated.

AKean989

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When I get one of those...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 5, 2005 6:38 AM PST

I just wipe out the OS and reload what I intend to run.

Bob

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RE: When I get one of those
by akean989 / March 5, 2005 6:42 AM PST

It won't let me press F1 OR F8 though to get to that dos menu?

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Exactly.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 5, 2005 6:45 AM PST

I use a boot disketter to begin the wipe and install. If it lets you, take an inventory of video cards and more with BELARC ADVISOR.

The number of registry restrictions and removal exceeds the amount of time it takes to install your new OS.

Bob

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by akean989 / March 5, 2005 6:48 AM PST
In reply to: Exactly.

ok i have a 95 boot disk but dont know if i have 95 a or b, and i only have 95 and 98 UPGRADE cds.

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Good to go.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 5, 2005 7:06 AM PST
In reply to: RE

You can read numerous posts here about how to install 98 so I won't duplicate that information. Since you have 98, you can just install it and when its an upgrade version, you just have to show it the 95 CD.

Again, fixing all the restrictions exceeded any new OS install time for me... everytime.

Bob

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re good to go
by akean989 / March 5, 2005 7:09 AM PST
In reply to: Good to go.

how do i get rid of all the restrictions?

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The restrictions vanish...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 5, 2005 7:14 AM PST
In reply to: re good to go

When the new OS is installed.

Or, the new OS will not have these restrictions.

It all depends on how you look at it.

Bob

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yeah but
by akean989 / March 5, 2005 7:17 AM PST

I CANT GET INTO ANYTHIGN TO LOAD A BOOT DISK

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Let's look at the information provided...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 5, 2005 7:32 AM PST
In reply to: yeah but

No make, model number or such so I can't help you further as to how to set the bios to boot a diskette. Remember I don't see the need to tell you how to create a proper boot diskette since you didn't ask and besides, that was already answered every other day here.

Bob

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by akean989 / March 5, 2005 9:02 AM PST

I have a win95 b/d for it
Model no : 6587
IBM

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The 95 CD is only used...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 5, 2005 11:53 AM PST
In reply to: RE

During the 98 install. I can assure you that 95 is much too hard for most to install compared to 98. Use the 95 CD when the 98 installer asks for it.

" The Setup Utility resides in flash memory; invoked by pressing F1 key during memory POST "
- An IBM service manual found with www.google.com

Bob

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by akean989 / March 5, 2005 7:53 PM PST

WOW YOU ARE NOOOO HELP WHATSOEVER

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It's your first time installing Windows.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 6, 2005 12:04 AM PST

It shows. This is one of the things about the PC that drives Apple sales. Very few will dive in and learn what is needed and will get very upset at all the little items one needs to install Windows.

I've provided many clues on how to change the boot setting in the bios, and there are too many postings about installing Windows 98 so I can't clutter this discussion with that (again!)

And what if this machine is in need of repair? If you can't boot the diskette, why would you not fix the machine?

Bob

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