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[SOLVED] upgrading to WINDOWS ME full install (not sure what 2 do now)

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  1. {TRM}Rooster

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    ok, heres how it goes. i reformatted my hard disk and deleted all partitions, i had windows 98 and want to upgrade to windows me (full install disk). Can any1 help cos when i turn it on now it just does a RAM check and then doesnt do anything. it is a pentium 120Mhz and 64MB RAM ( its quite old ). If any1 could help i would appreciate it.
     
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    What kind of computer is it?
     
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    its just a made up one. there isnt a make. it was my aunties anyway so i dont even know when she got it.
     
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    Ok,,,,you power on with a bootdisk in the floppy drive an it doesnt do anything?,,,,does the light on the come on? At the top or somewhere it should say which Bios and a version,,,what are they?
     
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    it says "Award Modular, BIOS version 4.51PG, An Energy Star Ally.
    Copyright Award Software"
     
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    and the light comes on too
     
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    At power on start tapping the del key,,,,,once your at the bios menu,, look through the options till you see one that may say boot options,,or somthing similar,,,you want the floppy to boot first. Save your changes and exit,,,then power on with the floppy disc in the drive again. Im trying to find a tutorial of your bios so I can see all your menu options,,,,if you get it before i find one let me know so I can stop looking.
     
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    it doesnt say boot options or anything like that but the win 98 boot disk loads sometimes and i get 3 options - with cd-rom support, without and help
     
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    Also one thing more,,,,,,,if your hard drive is over 8gb this could be a problem for you. Its not is it??
     
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    no, lol its only 2
     
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    Thats a little small,,,,,but give it a shot,,,I don t know what the minimum requirements are but I would say your at the limit. Follow the instruction in the link at the bottom an that should get you there,,,I have done it that way many times.

    http://www.amazingtechs.com/tutorials/fdiskall.htm
     
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    ok il try that, give me a few mins
     
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    does this mean that i can install windown ME now or do i still have to have windows 98?
     
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    thanks, u really helped, WOOHOO it works now
     
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