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Switching from Windows 95 to 98

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by jaz.tx, Dec 29, 2001.

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  1. jaz.tx

    jaz.tx Thread Starter

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    I just bought a digital camera that requires (at least) windows 98
    I have windows 95 in my PC, how can I uninstall windows 95 and install windows 98. I don't want to buy the upgrade disk ($89.99!!!) because I have the CD for Windows 98.
    If there is a way to perform such uninstall-install, will I have to re-install all other applications, or will I lose any other programs?

    Thank you in advance...

    JAZ.
     
  2. brianF

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    Being that you don't have the upgrade disk you between a rock and a hard place.
    To install I'm not even sure. I think you may have to format or at least deltree windows and then try to reinstall.
    Even if it allows you to install with doing a deltree of windows all your other applications are going to need to be reinstalled.
    If you have someway of backing up your data I would suggest backing up what you need and then just formatting the c drive.'
    Do you have multiple partitions or one single drive.

    Maybe someone else has a better method, been a long time since I installed over an existing os.
     
  3. ~Candy~

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    You can rename the file win.com to win.old and install over the existing setup of 95.
     
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