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Need help Win 98se install

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by angeldadd, Apr 8, 2004.

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  1. angeldadd

    angeldadd Thread Starter

    Apr 8, 2004
    New to this forum but I decided to join since many reads on this site have given me tips and answers to almost all my previous problems. :)

    I am semi novice computer literate and I am helping a friend install windows 98se on his Dell Optiplex 266Mhz (yah i know its a dinasour) but I only have an old copy of my WIn 98se disk the orig my dog ate (seriously) :D Anyways I have copied the entire disk to my new hard drive & i did format & fdisk properly but when I do e:setup i get a message that "windows setup requires 'largest executible program size to be at least 442368 bytes to run.

    Am I doing something wrong :eek: I used the same disk on my last computer 4 years ago. Had no problems that I can remember!

    I have windows XP on my own computer could I load windows XP to the Dell and then revert back to windows 98se cause XP needs faster processer.

    Any sugestions

    Getting ready to run computer over with my truck!! :mad:
  2. A Hawk

    A Hawk

    Feb 11, 2003
    Somethings gone wrong when you've fdisked or formatted re do the process. Remember to delete all partitions and then create a logical dos partition with fdisk. :)
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