Replacement CD Writer

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Donna Basford

We have an old machine running Widows 95 on which the CD writer has recently
broken. We have a lot of other programmes on the machine and do not want to
update the running system but are having difficulty getting a CD writer that
will run on Widows 95. Can anyone suggest a relacement and where it is
available.

Thanks.
 
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Nikon

Re: Replacement CD Writer

On Jul 31, 2:51 am, Donna Basford
<DonnaBasf...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> We have an  old machine running Widows 95 on which the CD writer has recently
> broken. We have a lot of other programmes on the machine and do not want to
> update the running system but are having difficulty getting a CD writer that
> will run on Widows 95. Can anyone suggest a relacement and where it is
> available.
>
> Thanks.


I am searching for the same product. My problem is that I do not have
a CD writer and now need to move many files from the older Windows 95
computer to the new Window Vista Ultimate. A CD or CD/DVD writer would
be the ticket for the transfer. The only problem is finding the
software and hardware for the job.
The IntelliMover software does not support the older Windows 95 OS for
the direct transfer to the new machine.
 
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John John (MVP)

Re: Replacement CD Writer

Why not just network the computers together? Get a $5 crossover patch
cable and in no time you can have this setup and be transferring files
to the Vista box.

Or get a USB drive enclosure and mount the Windows 95 drive in it then
plug it in to the Vista box, the whole disk will be available in Vista.

John

Nikon wrote:


> I am searching for the same product. My problem is that I do not have
> a CD writer and now need to move many files from the older Windows 95
> computer to the new Window Vista Ultimate. A CD or CD/DVD writer would
> be the ticket for the transfer. The only problem is finding the
> software and hardware for the job.
> The IntelliMover software does not support the older Windows 95 OS for
> the direct transfer to the new machine.
 
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Donna Basford

Re: Replacement CD Writer

Help John!!!

You obviously know how to do this but the language baffles us! I am not
aquaint with Vista. Can I get a magazine or somthing to get me up to running
speed on terminology. We need to get backups and are nervous that we cannot
get tham at the moment because the CD writer is out of action but we are also
aware that we may have difficulty reading the CD onto a more up to date
machine. The problem extends from us using an accounting package made for 95.

Are you suggesting I buy a new machine and link the old one to it and then
read stuff across? If so what running prog does the new machine need.

Any further tips would be very gratefully received.

Dave.

"John John (MVP)" wrote:

> Why not just network the computers together? Get a $5 crossover patch
> cable and in no time you can have this setup and be transferring files
> to the Vista box.
>
> Or get a USB drive enclosure and mount the Windows 95 drive in it then
> plug it in to the Vista box, the whole disk will be available in Vista.
>
> John
>
> Nikon wrote:
>
>
> > I am searching for the same product. My problem is that I do not have
> > a CD writer and now need to move many files from the older Windows 95
> > computer to the new Window Vista Ultimate. A CD or CD/DVD writer would
> > be the ticket for the transfer. The only problem is finding the
> > software and hardware for the job.
> > The IntelliMover software does not support the older Windows 95 OS for
> > the direct transfer to the new machine.

>
>
 
G

glee

Re: Replacement CD Writer

I believe John was addressing the issue put forth by Nikon in his reply, when he
sort of hijacked your thread to his own problem. he has a new Vista computer and
wants to transfer data from his old Win95 computer.

Yes, you could buy a new computer and network them to transfer data, but it is not
nearly as simple to network a Win95 computer with a Vista computer, as it is to do
with earlier operating systems.

What you need if you want to use a CD writer, is an IDE-connected CD-RW drive that
supports slower speeds as well as the fastest speeds, so you can if needed select a
slower burn speed that your older processor and hard drive can keep up with. So,
the drive itself is not a big problem.

The issue is finding burning software that will work with Win95, and will recognise
the new burner. If you use an old copy of some software that works in Win95 (like
Easy CD Creator 4 or 5, or Nero 5), you may not be able to get it to recognise your
new burner.

I have a copy of the burner software Silentnight Microburner 4.1.2, which was
freeware and supported Win95 AFAIK, and it should recognise most drives. It does
not install, you just put it in a folder and run it.

If you email me using the address
glen.vee at gmail dot com
(that's glen dot vee @ gmail dot com)
and give me an email address where I can contact you, I will give you a link to
download it from my personal web space. Don't post your email address here.
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Windows, A+
http://dts-l.net/
http://dts-l.net/goodpost.htm


"Donna Basford" <DonnaBasford@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9E481615-B629-452C-80E8-9347F6214987@microsoft.com...
> Help John!!!
>
> You obviously know how to do this but the language baffles us! I am not
> aquaint with Vista. Can I get a magazine or somthing to get me up to running
> speed on terminology. We need to get backups and are nervous that we cannot
> get tham at the moment because the CD writer is out of action but we are also
> aware that we may have difficulty reading the CD onto a more up to date
> machine. The problem extends from us using an accounting package made for 95.
>
> Are you suggesting I buy a new machine and link the old one to it and then
> read stuff across? If so what running prog does the new machine need.
>
> Any further tips would be very gratefully received.
>
> Dave.
>
> "John John (MVP)" wrote:
>
>> Why not just network the computers together? Get a $5 crossover patch
>> cable and in no time you can have this setup and be transferring files
>> to the Vista box.
>>
>> Or get a USB drive enclosure and mount the Windows 95 drive in it then
>> plug it in to the Vista box, the whole disk will be available in Vista.
>>
>> John
>>
>> Nikon wrote:
>>
>>
>> > I am searching for the same product. My problem is that I do not have
>> > a CD writer and now need to move many files from the older Windows 95
>> > computer to the new Window Vista Ultimate. A CD or CD/DVD writer would
>> > be the ticket for the transfer. The only problem is finding the
>> > software and hardware for the job.
>> > The IntelliMover software does not support the older Windows 95 OS for
>> > the direct transfer to the new machine.

>>
>>
 
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J. P. Gilliver

Re: Replacement CD Writer

Nikon wrote:
> On Jul 31, 2:51 am, Donna Basford
> <DonnaBasf...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>> We have an old machine running Widows 95 on which the CD writer has
>> recently broken. We have a lot of other programmes on the machine
>> and do not want to update the running system but are having
>> difficulty getting a CD writer that will run on Widows 95. Can
>> anyone suggest a relacement and where it is available.
>>
>> Thanks.


In a lot of cases, it's the driver software that is reluctant, rather than
the hardware; certainly the versions of Easy Cd Creator (and I think Nero)
that run under '9x don't support the newer hardware. I've found
http://www.burn4free.com/ (free, as you'd expect from the nasme - but also
very small) seems pretty comprehensive in it's hardware support (it
certainly supports some DVD drives); it certainly doesn't seem to need extra
drivers for each new batch of drives, unlike ECDC.
>
> I am searching for the same product. My problem is that I do not have
> a CD writer and now need to move many files from the older Windows 95
> computer to the new Window Vista Ultimate. A CD or CD/DVD writer would
> be the ticket for the transfer. The only problem is finding the
> software and hardware for the job.
> The IntelliMover software does not support the older Windows 95 OS for
> the direct transfer to the new machine.


Does Vista support Direct Cable Connection? I did use that (a "laplink"
cable between the two parallel ports) from '95, I'm sure; it makes one or
other PC look like a network drive from the other. It' a _bit_ slow, but you
can always leave it moving while you have tea or something (or even
overnight). Assuming the Vista machine ... hang on, I've just checked:
Wikipedia says " Windows Vista drops support for the Direct cable connection
feature [2] as ethernet, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth have become ubiquitous on
current generation computers. To transfer files and settings, Windows Vista
includes Windows Easy Transfer, which uses a proprietary USB-to-USB bridge
cable made by Belkin." But you might be able to use it to transfer to
another PC as an in-between. (But I think trying a drive - there's a list of
ones that have been tried at
http://www.burn4free.com/cd-dvd-burners-list.htm - with burn4free is
probably your easiest bet. b4f's own homepage doesn't actually mention 95,
but many of the other download sites that carry it [google for burn4free 95]
do suggest it works on 95.)
--
J. P. Gilliver | Tel. +44 1634 203298
 
M

mc

Re: Replacement CD Writer

Ive replaced several older machines (1995) with Lite-on cd/dvd burners and
then use roxio or IMGBURN. They all work fine.
Another method is to remove the HD and put it in another computer that has
the dual ide cable and set the Jumpers to slave and set the jumpers of the
machines HD to master and then copy the files over.
mc
"Donna Basford" <DonnaBasford@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:ED58E625-B0D6-4ADE-AB09-F7BBF4034BD7@microsoft.com...
> We have an old machine running Widows 95 on which the CD writer has
> recently
> broken. We have a lot of other programmes on the machine and do not want
> to
> update the running system but are having difficulty getting a CD writer
> that
> will run on Widows 95. Can anyone suggest a relacement and where it is
> available.
>
> Thanks.
>
 
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thanatoid

Re: Replacement CD Writer

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<DonnaBasford@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
news:ED58E625-B0D6-4ADE-AB09-F7BBF4034BD7@microsoft.com:

> We have an old machine running Widows 95 on which the CD
> writer has recently broken. We have a lot of other
> programmes on the machine and do not want to update the
> running system but are having difficulty getting a CD
> writer that will run on Widows 95. Can anyone suggest a
> relacement and where it is available.
>
> Thanks.


Any CD writer should work on 95, the drivers are very old and
basic, and the /write/ function is *software* enabled.

I recommend the LG brand - cheap and very highly rated - I have
2 and they have been working for 5 and 8 years respectively, not
a single problem ever. One of them on a 95B machine, other on a
98SE machine.

There are hundreds of software packages, if you can spend $40,
www.goldenhawk.com is excellent.

You can Google for "free CD burner software" or ask in the
24hoursupport.helpdesk newsgroup. I forget the name of one that
is supposed to be very good.

t.


--
[from a recent mental conversation]

thanatoid:
So why did you decide you wanted broadband after all your
endless babbling about how no one except DVD pirates really
needs it?

thanatoid:
My ISP is offering it for less than I am paying for dial-up now
AND the offer includes some other very attractive rate
reductions in the basic phone service charges. And I decided I
want to read my e-mail faster :)

(to be continued)
 
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William R. Cousert

Re: Replacement CD Writer


"Donna Basford" <DonnaBasford@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:ED58E625-B0D6-4ADE-AB09-F7BBF4034BD7@microsoft.com...
> We have an old machine running Widows 95 on which the CD writer has
> recently
> broken. We have a lot of other programmes on the machine and do not want
> to
> update the running system but are having difficulty getting a CD writer
> that
> will run on Widows 95. Can anyone suggest a relacement and where it is
> available.
>
> Thanks.


Does your old system have USB ports? If so, get one of those USB key drives.
I think they come with as much as 8gb.
 
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J. P. Gilliver (John)

Re: Replacement CD Writer

In message <uxg5L#bGJHA.2408@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl>, William R. Cousert
<wrcousert@NOSPAMyahoo.com> writes
>
>"Donna Basford" <DonnaBasford@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>news:ED58E625-B0D6-4ADE-AB09-F7BBF4034BD7@microsoft.com...
>> We have an old machine running Widows 95 on which the CD writer has
>> recently
>> broken. We have a lot of other programmes on the machine and do not want
>> to
>> update the running system but are having difficulty getting a CD writer
>> that
>> will run on Widows 95. Can anyone suggest a relacement and where it is
>> available.
>>
>> Thanks.

>
>Does your old system have USB ports? If so, get one of those USB key drives.
>I think they come with as much as 8gb.
>
>

She's running "Widows 95" - when its husband died, it took the USB
support with it ... seriously, (a) getting USB to work _at all_ under
'95 rather than '98 was fiddly (it could be done), (b) finding '9x
drivers for USB pens even under '98 is rather hit-and-miss. I don't know
if the "universal USB driver" that's around works under '95.

Rereading the original post above, I think the OP wants to keep the
original system going, not just transfer the data. In which case
(assuming I've interpreted the post correctly), we probably ought to
know what you want to actually _do_ with a CD writer: use it to write
CDs, obviously, but does it have to be with whatever software was
originally what you used, or would anything do? Burn4free (I think
that's the name) seems to be pretty tolerant of the hardware it is used
with, and I suspect would run under '95 - it's free, anyway, so worth a
try; there are other similar prog.s out there too. What were you
originally using to do the writing - one of the big two (Nero from
Nero/Ahead, or Easy CD Creator from Avantec/Roxio), some other software
whose only function was to handle CD writing, or (worst case) some
application of which CD writing was only a part of what you used it for?
--
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