restore disk/ full version of win 98

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I have an hp with windows 95. It came with a restore disk. I bought an upgrade disk but have lost it. I have an oem copy of win 98. It doesnt seem to want to load though. Is there something in the bios that keeps me from using a full version of win 98?
 

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I would like to. I thought I had tried this in the past and it didn't want to take the disk for some reason.
 
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Are you using a 98 boot disk. You have to set your bios to boot from floppy first, with the boot disk and cd in the drive, reboot your computer. Pick option two when it boots from floppy, wait for it to load its files. Then when done it should show just A: representing your floppy. Type D: representing your cd. At the D: prompt type D:\ cd win98 then enter or D:\ cd wind 98 then enter. If accepted then type D:\ win98>format C: then enter. Might have to type wind again instead of win. When done formating leave in cd and boot disk. Restart computer when promted pick option 1 and follow the instructions from there.


Hope this gets you up and running clean:)

**CRYLYNX**
 
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When you write "it doesn't seem to want to load", what exactly are you doing and exactly what is happening? From what you have written, I have no idea whether you are even placing the CD into the CD-ROM drive. I'm sure you are; but, you aren't telling us anything that we can work with.
 

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My problem is I can't remember if I had a formatted drive or if I was trying to upgrade using an oem disk. What I am not telling you is I have loaded win 98- formatted hard drives dozens of times. I may have tried to load win 98 like an upgrade. I am going to have to format the hard drive and try to load windows fresh. I just thought I had done this and it wouldn't work. It seemed like there was something in the bios written by hp that only allowed me to use the restore disk.
 
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