Downloads - MicroSoft Boot Disks
MS Dos v6
MS Windows 95 & 95a
MS Windows 95b (OSR2)
MS Windows 98 & 98SE
MS Windows ME (Millennium)
MS Windows NT v4 (workstation & server) 4disks
MS Windows NT v4 (Terminal server) 4disks
MS Windows 2000 Professional 4disks
MS Windows 2000 Server 4disks
MS Windows XP Home Edition 6disks
MS Windows XP Pro (including Corp) 6disks
MS Windows XP Home SP1 6disks
MS Windows XP Pro SP1 (includes Corp) 6disks
MS Windows XP System setup disk
Allows you to boot from a single floppy disk, partition
and format the drive and then begin the XP installation
MS Windows XP / 2003 / VISTA CD setup file (ISO file)
This is a special CD designed to allow you to prepare your
system for an installation of any of the above operating systems.
The disk also contains all the tools you might need to repair or access
an existing OS.
A lot of people appear to be unaware of the fact that you do NOT need the 4, 5 or 6 setup disks in order to install Windows 2000 and XP. A common Win98 boot disk such as the Boot Disk Essentials diskette below can be used to install these OS's. This is what the Win XP System Setup Disk above does. Here's how to do it:
Start the computer with your chosen boot disk.
Change to the cdrom drive.
Go into the \i386 directory on the cdrom.
Run WINNT.EXE to begin the install process.
Special Boot Disks
Boot Disk Essentials 913k
Disk contents: attrib.exe, deltree.exe, doskey.exe, edit.com, emm386.exe, extract.exe, fdisk.exe, format.com, himem.sys, mem.exe, more.com, mouse.com, move.exe, mscdex.exe, reboot.com, scandisk.exe, scanreg.exe, smartdrv.exe, sys.com and xcopy.exe as well as a generic IDE CDROM driver.
Partition Recovery Boot Disk 1.2mg
Based on the Boot Disk Essentials disk above. Contents: Generic IDE CDROM driver, mouse driver, basic file manipulation tools, fdisk, format and testdisk.exe - a partition undelete tool which handles Windows and Linux partitions allowing them to be restored when lost or accidentally deleted.
PCI Discovery Boot Disk 943k
Based on a Win98Se boot disk, this diskette contains a generic IDE cdrom driver, mouse driver, a limited set of file manipulation tools, fdisk, format and sys. It also contains a fast XMS ramdrive program and two DOS-based PCI discovery tools written by Craig Hart and Marcus Hoetsveld respectively. This tool is useful for identifying PCI and AGP video cards, sound card, motherboard chipsets and other devices on the PCI Bus.
Bios Update Boot Disk 258k
Offered by request, this disk is a minimalist boot disk containing nothing but io.sys, msdos.sys and command.com. It is intended to be used for making your own bios update disks. Just copy your bios flashrom update program and bios image files to the floppy disk after creation.