Ghost compatibility with Windows 95 and Windows 98

Article:TECH107705  |  Created: 2001-01-02  |  Updated: 2007-01-14  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH107705
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Technical Solution

Product(s)

Environment

Issue



You want to know whether Ghost will work with computers that run Windows 95 or Windows 98.


Solution



Most Ghost versions are fully compatible with Windows 95 and Windows 98. See the following table:


Note: Versions of Windows 95 prior to OSR2 (Windows 95b) do not support FAT32 partitions. Converting the system partition to FAT32 prevents the target computer from booting. Only Windows 95 OEM Service Release 2, Windows 98, and Windows 2000 support FAT32 partitions.

Windows 95 and Windows 95a
Windows 95b and Windows 95c
Windows 98
Symantec Ghost 8.0
Can install the Ghost Console (server portion of Ghost)?
No
No
No
Can install the Ghost client?
Yes
Yes
Yes
Can clone computers that run this Windows version?
Yes
Yes
Yes
Norton Ghost 2003
    Can install Ghost?
No
No
Yes, with IE5 or later*
    Can clone computers that run this Windows version?
Yes
Yes
Yes
Symantec Ghost 7.5
    Can install the Ghost Console (server portion of Ghost)?
No
No
No
    Can install the Ghost client?
Yes
Yes
Yes
    Can clone computers that run this Windows version?
Yes
Yes
Yes
Norton Ghost 2002
    Can install Ghost?
No
No
Yes, with IE4 or later*
    Can clone computers that run this Windows version?
Yes
Yes
Yes
Symantec Ghost 7.0
    Can install the Ghost Console (server portion of Ghost)?
No
No
Yes, with IE5 or later*
    Can install the Ghost client?
Yes
Yes
Yes
    Can clone computers that run this Windows version?
Yes
Yes
Yes
Symantec Ghost 6.5 Enterprise Edition
    Can install the Ghost Console (server portion of Ghost)?
No
No
Yes, with IE5 or later*
    Can install the Ghost client?
Yes
Yes
Yes
    Can clone computers that run this Windows version?
Yes
Yes
Yes
Norton Ghost 2001
    Can install Ghost?
Yes
Yes
Yes
    Can clone computers that run this Windows version?
Yes
Yes
Yes
Norton Ghost 6.0 Enterprise Edition
    Can install the Ghost Console (server portion of Ghost)?
No
No
Yes, with IE4 or later*
    Can install the Ghost client?
Yes
Yes
Yes
    Can clone computers that run this Windows version?
Yes
Yes
Yes
Norton Ghost 6.0 Standard Edition
    Can install Ghost?
Yes
Yes
Yes
    Can clone computers that run this Windows version?
Yes
Yes
Yes
Norton Ghost 2000
    Can install Ghost?
Yes
Yes
Yes
    Can clone computers that run this Windows version?
Yes
Yes
Yes

*IE5 is Microsoft's Internet Explorer version 5


Versions of Windows 95
  • Windows 95 is the initial release of Windows 95.
  • Windows 95a is the second release of Windows 95. It is Windows 95 plus the Service Pack 1 Update. It is also known as:
    • Windows 95 OSR1
    • Windows 95 plus the Service Pack 1 Update
    • OEM Service Release 1
    • OEM SR1 or OEM SR/1
  • Windows 95b is two OEM releases:
    • Windows 95 OSR2. This is also known as Windows 95 Service Release 2, OEM SR/2, or OEM SR2.
    • Windows 95 OEM2.1
  • Windows 95c is the Windows 95 OEM Service Release 2.5, also known as Windows 95 OEM 2.5




    References
    Related information

    Ghost compatibility with Windows 2000
    Ghost compatibility with Windows Millennium Edition
    Ghost compatibility with Windows XP
    Cannot change the partition size to larger than 2 GB
    How to convert partitions from FAT16 to FAT32 while cloning
    One or More Partitions Appear Dimmed When Selecting Destination of Partition Clone
    Partitions appear dimmed in Ghost.exe or Ghostpe.exe





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