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Installing 98SE over ME

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by johnnieq, Jan 19, 2002.

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  1. johnnieq

    johnnieq Thread Starter

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    I am having tons of trouble with Win ME that I never had running Win 98SE.

    Can I reinstall Win 98SE without formatting the hard drive?

    Is there a ME uninstall that will bring me back to 98SE?
     
  2. crjdriver

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    Maybe, was this an upgrade of the os, or was it a clean install of ME? If you upgraded and checked the box to save system files, then you should be able to remove ME from control panel > add / remove programs. If this was a clean install of ME then I think you will need to format and reinstall.
    Either way I think you will be better off if you do a clean install of win98. By the time an os has been upgraded then removed you will have a lot of junk on your HD.
     
  3. deanas

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    You could always try to install win 98 without
    formatting. Make sure you install in a different
    folder other than windows. You'll still need to
    reinstall your software, but the install shouldn't
    overwrite any files- though a backup is always
    advisable
     
  4. deanas

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    Check out the site. There are 3 threads asking
    about the same as your question. One had a
    ms knowledge site. Q193902
    It pertains to reinstall win98 but might be worth
    a try for you. If it doesn't work you can always
    install with a format first.
     
  5. johnnieq

    johnnieq Thread Starter

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    I have not had a chance to try your suggestions yet, but thanks in advance. I'll let you know how it works out!
     
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