Solved: Re-updating Windows 98

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I have Windows 98 and I also have the CD used to install it. It's an old system and it's quite messed up. Is it okey for me to re-install that system. Will I have any problems?
 
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Maybe some more information regarding the problems would be helpful.

Also are you planning on doing a reinstall on top of the current version or a clean, new install.
 
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I just finished doing so on an old computer myself. There's no reason why you shouldn't, if you need to. What problems are you having with it the way it is?
 
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Information on a variety of ways to install (or re-install Win9x) can be found at:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/install/win9x_install.htm

Topics covered are:
Overview
FDISK and/or FORMAT
First Time Install
Simple Re-Install - (Over Existing Installation)
Clean Installation or Upgrade - (Keeping Windows & Program Files Directories)
New Installation - (Removing Original Files without a Format)
 
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No sweat at all. It's amazing how many more sites have come up in the last few years with good information on them.
 

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Is the CD you have an actually Windows 98 CD, and it is a full version or an upgrade version?

Do you have a fully-bootable startup disk? If not, go to Bob Cerelli's site here and click the "Windows 98 boot floppy image" link. This will allow you to download and save the WIN98_IMG.EXE file. After you've done that, insert a blank floppy disk in its drive, then double-click the file. Allow it extract its contents into the floppy disk. After you've done that, you'll have a fully-bootable startup disk.

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As long as you have a fully-bootable startup disk and a full version CD and are able to correctly follow and enter DOS commands, a hard drive fdisk/format and Windows install should go smoothly, BUT there's no 100% guarantee that something won't go wrong.

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Is it 98 or 98SE? 98 SE is like a 'service pack' for 98,with a lot of features added on. It's
also more stable and useable.If reinstalling I would IMHO go with SE.,but that's not an
issue since I have 3 98 SE CD's,and 2 systems running it with no problems.
 
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