This is what happens when you try to install Windows 95 on a modern laptop [Image]


The laptop in question is an Acer netbook, and it has no floppy drive. So how Windows 95 setup is detecting a floppy drive is beyond me… but then again, the operating system is over a decade old, so, yeah.

[via Skylerk99]

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  1. Merlin

    The startup diskette drive actualy was the A drive. The B drive was an eventual second diskette drive one could add to the system.

    Windoze 95 already came on a CD. It had a startup diskette though, just like Win98 afterwards.
    Maybe the setup has detected the (bootable) usb stick and asumes that it is the A drive.
    In that case removing the usb stick would be enough to continue the setup.

  2. Mags

    This is just an assumption.

    Back in the 90s floppy drives were still included as part of all pc hardware. Floppy drives were automatically given B drive.These days A and B drives are no longer used for the original purpose for which they were intended.

    The assumption on my part is that either the person doing the installation has a partition or another hard drive that was given B as its designation. Or the Win 95 that he/she was trying to install had originally been on floppy drives and was telling the installer to remove the last floppy from the drive.

    Whenever someone started up a pc and a floppy was in the B drive the pc would pop up a message that it should be removed before you could continue to start Windows. It wasn’t like today where a pc would automatically go to the next item on the list to start Windows.