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Reinstalling 98 on older systems

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by CEV, Sep 18, 2004.

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  1. CEV

    CEV Thread Starter

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    Hi, not exactly sure which forum to put this in, so thought I would try this one. I am reinstalling Win98 on 5 different older machines that have no discs with them. What is the easiest way to find audio, video, and network drivers for these machines? Some are integrated and some are not. Is there maybe a utility I can run on these that will tell me what to look for as far as drivers are concerned? Would appreciate any suggestions.

    Thanks,

    CEV
     
  2. flavallee

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    Your post is a little confusing. What do you mean by "they have no discs in them"?

    Are these computers functional? If so, what operating system is currently installed?

    What are the CPU speeds and amount of RAM in each computer?
     
  3. CEV

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    Sorry, I mean they have no driver cd's with them. There is no os currently installed. They are older, like Celeron 400 and Pentium II 350.

    Thanks,

    Chad
     
  4. LINKUP20GS

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    first install your operating systems and see what is picked up. and go from there There is a utility you can use and I will post the link in a bit somethings come up gotta git.
     
  5. pedroguy

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    CEV;In addition while you are waiting,it might be a good idea to make a list of all the peripherals,printers,scanners,burners,etc,that you intent to attached to your systems.That should include make and model # of the peripheral,and see if those products have a web site.If so,go there and see if there are any downloadable drivers for your specific device and OS.If there are any instructions as to how they should be installed,print them for future reference.Might save you some time later,either in this install or any future re-install
     
  6. LINKUP20GS

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    Here you go this is freeware and its pretty darn good. it will tell you everything but your shoe size. it's called pc wizard 2004 small download quick and easy install. I'm out.

    http://www.cpuid.com/pcw.php
     
  7. flavallee

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    Do not connect a printer, scanner, or any other peripheral to your computer until you get the Windows operating system installed. Just connect the tower, monitor, keyboard, and mouse for now.
     
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