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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by aryankee2k, Feb 6, 2005.

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  1. aryankee2k

    aryankee2k Thread Starter

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    Ok first I'ahh... ahh am so dumb. :confused:
    While doing some tweaks on my windows 98se I deleted and then dumped ot of my recycle bin most of my default fonts in fact all but the ones windows keeps me from dumping. Now I am in a hell of a pickle as I do not have the 98 disc to reinstall windows so now what? Besides the "that was stupid" remark that the wife knows oh so well.
    Guess what I did not make a back up either. Just keeps getting better so this is the one place that maybe could help me from almost certain doom. Help........any sugestions?
     
  2. flavallee

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    See if you have one of the following folders:

    C:\WIN98

    C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\CABS


    There should be several .CAB files and a "Setup.exe" file present in one of them.

    Double-clicking the "Setup.exe" file will allow you to reinstall Windows over itself and replace those core fonts.

    You'll need to have the 25-digit product code handy to enter when prompted to, and you'll want to reinstall Windows in the C:\WINDOWS folder and not C:\WINDOWS.000 or somewhere else.

    Don't do that just yet though because someone else may have a simpler solution.
     
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