You Asked Us PC March 1998
by Alan Zisman
(c) 1998. First
published in Computer Player, March 1998
How would you suggest that I connect three(3)
different print devices
to one(1) WIN95 PC? I have a HP855C, a HP laserjet 4L and a
Okioffice 44 Fax machine/printer/scanner, that I want to connect to a
P266 running Windows 95.
Your typical PC will only have a single printer
(parallel) port... two
at the most; you can add a card to add an additional printer port or
PCs can have up to 3 parallel ports. Give Gateway a call, and see if
have something to sell-- otherwise, check with a local computer store.
Here?s another alternative: you may want to purchase a
switch box, with
a manual A-B-C switch letting you connect multiple devices to a single
parallel port, and switch between them.
I am looking for info on how to remove the previous
owners name from
Windows 95 Registry on a used system.
-- Wes Clark
The simplest way is to run REGEDIT (from the
Start Menu's Run
option)... search for the previous owner?s name, and when it shows up,
change it to what you want.
F3 lets you search again for the same thing...
Note you may also want to change a company name, if
that?s listed too.
You can check the currently listed names by
right-clicking on the My
Computer icon, and choosing 'Properties'.
Can Windows'95 restore files from backup disks
created by M-S Backup
for Windows in Windows for Workgroups 3.11? I seem to have read
that there may be problems in restoring files if using a different
of Windows from that used for making the backup originally.
? Les Hart
There's a copy of the MS Backup on the Win95 CD, in a
the OLDMSDOS folder... it needs to be located and installed by hand,
it is available for use in restoring backups made with the DOS/Win3.1
(Like a lot of Win95 issues, it's poorly documented).
I have 2 computers. One is 8 Meg RAM 540Meg Drive
and the other is
16 Meg RAM 1.2Gig Drive. Is it possible to install the old version of
Office and Office 97 in my 16 Meg RAM computer without affecting each
version and my computer? I want to use the old version in my 8 Meg RAM
computer as well as in my 16 Meg RAM computer.
It is possible to install both versions of MS Office
onto your more
powerful computer, but I'd suggest you not bother... you can install
97 onto the more powerful one, and the older version (Office 95? an
older, Win 3.1 version?) onto the 8-meg machine.
Then, do two things... the Office 97 CD includes
filters for Office
95 and the Win 3.1 versions of Word 6 and Excel 5 enabling those
programs to use files saved in Office 97 formats, and there's an update
available on Microsoft's web site enabling Word 97 to properly save in
Word 95/Word 6 format (which was a problem with the original Word 97
That way, you only need one version of Office on each
can share files between them.
I have w95b and I see a folder that is called
PLUS. Is this
the PLUS that I see people talking about? If so, what exactly
it do for me?
? Richard Perry
The OEM version of Win95B (which is the only version
of W95B) installs
few of the Plus utilities by default... these include the items that
Microsoft has subsequently released for free on the Internet, such
smoothing and showing windows contents when dragging (you should have
PLUS! tab in your Control Panel/Display settings).
As well, Win95B includes the version of DriveSpace,
DS3 otherwise only
obtainable as part of the Plus package.
It doesn?t includes the full package of features,
however... such as
the Pinball game, the System Agent, or the Desktop Themes. Luckily,
it also doesn't include the Internet Explorer 1.0 version bundled with
the commercial Plus Package.