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Install win 3.1 from 6 floppies on an MS-DOS 6.2 486 machine. Mid-way into the the first disk it says to put in diskette #1. Well, I AM on diskette 1. There are 45 files in my HD diskette #1 folder and 45 files on my 3.5 inch floppy labeled disk 1. I'm totally mystified. Thanks! Sandy

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Well fair play to you, windows 3.1!, I must dig out my disks and check how many files there are on disk 1, but meanwhile, make sure that "all files" option is selected when coping to the floppy in case there are any hidden files!

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