Reinstalling OS problems

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cristyna77

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I just have a general information question:

In regards to needing to reinstall my OS, but not having the installation CD, am I outta luck completely? Or, Is there any way to copy files from another computer running the same OS and installing them onto my puter thru DOS?

Any help on the subject would be greatly appreciated.

cristyna77
 

flavallee

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I'm assuming that you're using Windows 98. If your computer came with Windows pre-installed and did not include the Windows CD, you should have the Windows files in your computer already. Look for a folder called C:\Windows\Options\Cabs or C:\Win98. In the Cabs or Win98 folder, there should be a file called Setup.exe.

Before you attempt to reinstall Windows, I would go into Msconfig.exe(Start - Run - MSCONFIG - OK - Startup tab) and uncheck everything, except ScanRegistry and SystemTray, and then reboot before you start. This will prevent something from running in the background and interfering with the reinstall process.

You might also consider reading here and here.

Frank's Windows 95/98 Tips:)
 

cristyna77

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Gotcha. Will give it a shot. Thanks for all the help and sorry for the late reply!

:)

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