Installing Windows 95 on an Existing NetWare Client
The simplest way to gain network connectivity with Windows 95 is to have a functioning network client present when the operating system is installed.
The Windows 95 setup program scans the machine's configuration files and the DOS memory control blocks (MCBs) for the presence of a Microsoft client, as well as a NetWare shell (NETX.EXE or NETX). The program also looks for other network-related TSRs that are running, all in an attempt to ensure that once Windows 95 has been installed, the workstation retains the same level of network connectivity that it had before the process began.
Always keep in mind that while Windows 95 examines the contents of startup files like AUTOEXEC.BAT, CONFIG.SYS, ...