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Making a clean install from MS Dos mode

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by hnswood, Jan 23, 2003.

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  1. hnswood

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    I tried to install Win. 98 SE on my computer which already has Win 95 installed. It told me I needed the Win. 98 startup disk which I do not have. Can I restart my computer in MSDos Mode and make a clean install with my Win. 98 SE disk? If so, what steps do I take?
     
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    Do I put the boot disk in while I am in MS Dos mode?
     
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    No, what you do after you have the disk, you do a reboot with the Disk in the drive. It should install a generic CD ROM driver and you can then run the install fro X: setup where X= you CDROM drive letter.

    The disk usually creates a temp drive to operate, so your CD ROM drive will most likely be one letter higher than you are used to.

    John
     
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    Thank you for your help.
     
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    YW! :D Let us know how it goes!
     
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    I followed your instructions - I rebooted using the boot disk and put my installation disk in the cd drive when my boot disk finished loading. The screen came up that said this was a newer version - did I want to install? The system check was performed and a screen came up that said I needed the Windows 98 Upgrade.
     
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    Is your 98 SE disk an upgrade disk, a licensed full install disk or an OEM disk from another PC?

    John
     
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    It has "For PC's without Windows installed on it" written on the disk. To be honest I can't remember if it came one of my computers or if it was given to me.
     
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    It is my program and I do have a Certificate of Authencity which came with it.
     
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    I believe you are going to need to format your hard drive so that it will let you do a clean install. Keep in mind, that if you don't have the "Full Install" version this could create a new problem.

    I believe that if it says for PCs without Windows on it, it should be a full install though.
     
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    What steps do I take to format the hard drive?
     
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    I formatted my c drive and installed my program with no problem. Thanks so much for all of your help and advise.;)
     
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    You are Welcome! :D

    Glad you were able to get it worked out.

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