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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Stephan, Sep 21, 2003.

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  1. Stephan

    Stephan Thread Starter

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    Hello.

    I've recently bought me a HP Pavillon t150 desktop PC with pre-installed Windows XP. But because of the fact that Windows XP doesn't work with MS-DOS specialized software I had to reinstall this PC with Windows 98. So I just dis a format c: and started to install Windows 98 again with help of an official installation CD. Which did work perfectly. The only problem is that non of the drivers for can be installed. Which means that the PC is next to useless. Even the flat panel screen can't be set on 800x600 resolution.

    Strange thing is that the discspace on c: is only about 4 GB. This should be 60 GB. Somehow it seems that Windows XP is still there.

    My questions. How can I install Windows 98 properly on a Windows XP pre-installed HP t150.

    I hope somebody can help me.
     
  2. Triple6

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    What did you use to install Windows 98? Was it a plain windows 98 CD or some sort of Recovery CD?

    What you need to do is use a Windows 98 bootdisk to boot off and type FDISK and delete all the partitions, the XP partition will be considered a NON-DOS partition so make sure you delete that one too. Then create a new partition with FDISK, make sure its roughly 60gig and reboot. Next format it with the bootdisk by typing Format C: Now use your windows 98 cd to install 98. Now once installed there will be no drivers for most of your hardware installed, this you will need to download from HP.com if the have windows 98 drivers for the PC.

    if you don't have a bootdisk you can use the 98 CD because its bootable and go to a command prompt or download one from www.bootdisk.com
     
  3. Stephan

    Stephan Thread Starter

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    Hello.

    This is very usefull information. But do you maybe know if there is a way back to the original Windows XP. If there is not I will definetly do the partition job. I didn't knew that. XP is new for me.

    Thanks !
     
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