Trying to load some old software from Floppy (I forgot how)

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    dcyoung9

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    Trying to load program from floppy.
    I have some software on 3.5 floppies and want to load it onto my XP computer. It has probably been at least 30 years since I last did that and I don't remember how.
    Hopefully someone out there can tell me how to load it.
    I have 5 discs. One is marked 1 of 1 INSTALL the others are marked 1 of 4, 2 of 4 etc.
    The install disk has the following code on it:
    EASYTRIEVE PLUSúPC 4.0.C
    C:\EZ
    ************************************************
    DECLARE 0 INSTALL.EXE Install Disk
    DECLARE 1 EZ01.EXE EZPC Disk One
    DECLARE 2 EZ20.EXE EZPC Disk One
    DECLARE 3 EZ30.EXE EZPC Disk Two
    DECLARE 4 EZ40.EXE EZPC Disk Two
    DECLARE 5 EZ50.EXE EZPC Disk Three
    DECLARE 6 EZERROR. EZPC Disk Three
    DECLARE 7 EZ08.EXE EZPC Disk Four
    DECLARE 8 EZ44.EXE EZPC Disk Four
    DECLARE 9 PERSNL.EZT EZPC Sample Programs
    ************************************************
    MOUNT 1
    ************************************************
    * Look for alternate product
    ************************************************
    ALTNAME EASYTRIEVE PLUSúNL
    CURPROD EZ EZ.BAT
    ALTPROD NL EPNL.BAT
    ALTASK C:\EPNL
    *
    COPY README.40C
    COPY EZ.SAT
    COPY EZPC.SAT
    COPY EZ1.BAT
    COPY EZ2.COM
    Looking at the code, the first thing it does is point to EZ on drive C. This leads me to believe that I should copy This code from Drive A (floppy) and store it in a folder EZ on drive C to begin the install. The problem is I don't know what program language this is or how to run it to install the software that is on the other 4 discs.
    Can someone tell me how to execute it,
     
    dcyoung9, May 28, 2022
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    MisterEd

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    Normally you stick in floppy #1 and run the installation file on it. It will be called something like INSTALL.EXE or SETUP.EXE. The installation will in turn tell to stick in the next floppy when it is ready.

    BTW, last night I just installed Word 95 on one of my computers with WIndows XP Pro. It came on 9 floppy disks. To install Word 95 I inserted floppy #1 (DIsk1) and ran Setup.exe.
     
    MisterEd, Jun 4, 2022
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