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Purchased a computer at a yard sale. Windows 95. The computer says "Ultra". Never heard of it before. Seemed like a decent little learning comp for my son.

Issue: It came with no discs. There is an error with Internet Explorer. Need a disc to solve. Couple of other minor glitches. I want to wipe the system and set it up new for J. I have several restoration discs for Windows 95 and 98 that come from Gateway. I have done quite a few wipes for friends and family but I always have the software that came with each computer.

Question: Can I use a Gateway Windows 95/98 restoration disc in an "Ultra" Computer? I think I can, but son will be devastated if I screw it up. Or he will want to keep using my computer and I am not so good at sharing my toys, lol.

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You could install Linux on it. However, Gateway recovery CD's are designed to only work with Gateway computers.

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windows 95 disks are a dime a dozen lately. buy one on ebay, but be sure it is an oem disk that includes the certificate of authenticity.

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That DiskGenius thing does little more than change your partitions around. If you did that to the Win95 partition, it would just erase Win95, without reinstalling it. But that's something I always do right before I reinstall Windows - delete the old partition and make a new one.

BTW, you could do the same thing with FDISK on a boot disk...

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