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Installation Steps

-Step 8-

-Choosing The Components Of A Custom Install

-The "Select Components" dialog box will appear after hardware detection has completed successfully, only if you have chosen to do a custom installation in step 5.

-The dialog box has a list of component options grouped by functionality and a check box to the left of each group. When you highlight a group, you can click on the "Details" button to see another listing of all the components under that group. Placing a check mark to the left of items in this list will install the component. The groups and their components are as follows:


Accessibility Options: Software that makes the PC easier to use for those with physical disabilities.


Briefcase: A program that lets you synchronize files between this and other computers

Calculator: The good old standard 10 key, plus one for scientific calculations

Character Map: an applet for letting you see the keystrokes you can use to display characters in a font that are not on the keyboard

Clipboard Viewer: An application that lets you display what is on the Windows 95 clipboard for cut and paste operations.

Desktop Wallpaper: Installs additional bit mapped patterns to be used on the Windows 95 desktop.

Document Templates: Allows you to easily create a new document of a specific type when using the "New" menu option.

Games: Minesweeper, Solitaire, and the new additions of Hearts and Freecell.

Mouse Pointers: Adds some 3D and animated cursor sets to Windows 95

NetWatcher: an applet that lets you see which users are logged on to your machine and which files they are using if you are on a network.

Online User's Guide: The Windows 95 Help files

Paint: A 32 bit application that replaces Paintbrush

QuickView: filters for viewing files without opening them in the application that created them.

Screen Savers: some additional Windows screen saver files.

System Monitor: Used to monitor system technical information.

System Resource Meter: keeps track of the memory load on your system

-Windows 95 Tour: available only on the CD. Intended for a quick overview of the Windows 95 system functions.

-Word Pad: a 32 bit mini word processing application that has replaced Microsoft Write.


-Dial-up Networking: Installs a PPP connection wizard that lets you dial up and use other computing systems

-Direct Cable Connection: allows you to connect two computers via a null modem cable

-Hyperterminal: a fully functional terminal emulation program

-Phone Dialer: allows you to use your computer to dial your phone for you


-Backup: a disk backup and recovery utility


-Microsoft Mail: Installs the MS Mail Client

-Microsoft Exchange: Installs the universal in box for mail and Fax.


-Microsoft Fax Services: lets you send and receive Fax transmissions from your computer.

-Microsoft Fax Viewer: allows you to view sent and received Fax transmissions


-Adds support for additional languages


-Contains many different sound schemes for system events, The Media Player, and Sound Control Panel


-Installs the components needed to establish an account with MSN

Hardware Requirements

Back Up

Step #1 - Scandisk Checks Your Hard Drive

Step #2 - Choosing The Windows 95 Directory

Step #3 - Checking For Available Disk Space

Step #4 - The "Get Connected" Dialog Box

Step #5 - The 'Setup Options' dialog box

Step #6 - "About" dialog box

Step #7 - The Hardware Detection Phase

Step #8 - Choosing The Components Of A Custom Install

Step #9 - The "Computer Settings" dialog box

Step #10 - Creating An Emergency Startup Disk

Step #11 - Installing The Source Files

Step #12 - Finalizing The Computer's Configuration

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