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the Order of Installation?

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by KrzyPrk, Dec 14, 2001.

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  1. KrzyPrk

    KrzyPrk Thread Starter

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    Can anyone help me here? I just wanna see if there's a proper way of installing. I have tried different ways in installing drivers and I think it's a bit different. Anyway, can anyone just correct me w/ this:

    After partitioning and formatting.

    1. Install Windows 98se
    2. Install VIA 4-in-1 drivers
    3. Install Modem and Network cards and its drivers (slot 4 and 5)
    4. Update IE to 6.o and itÂ’s updates
    5. Install Direct 8.1X
    6. Install onboard sound driver
    7. Install Asus GeForce 2 V7700 GTS driver

    Hmmm..am I missing anything?

    This is for

    Asus A7V266-E
    AMD Athlon XP 1700
     
  2. Bryan

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    It looks pretty good to me except you left out the 14,000 restarts of Windows. :)

    BTW, I'd also suggest loading the W98 CD to the hardrive and running setup from the hardrive. That way in the future if adding or removing Windows components, you won't need to insert the CD. It will copy what it needs form the cabs on the drive.

    md c:\windows
    md c:\windows\options
    md c:\windows\options\cabs
    copy d:\win98\*.* c:\windows\options\cabs\*.*

    Now remove the CD.

    At the a:\> prompt type in the following and press enter.

    c:\windows\options\cabs\setup

    You'll be prompted during the install that the Windows folder already exists and it will suggest you install to Windows.000

    Remove the .000 from the end and let it install to the existing folder Windows
     
  3. KrzyPrk

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    hey Brian

    thanks

    so, installing Direct 8.1x before the video driver is good? I've heard issues bout that.
     
  4. Bryan

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    Actually I didn't notice that. Personally I'd install the video card drivers just after the 4-1 drivers. Then do the rest and lastly install DX.

    I'm not real up on the issues with the different video cards. If there are any issues that I'm not aware of, I'm sure someone will post.
     
  5. TonyKlein

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    And, if I may add, once you've got your installation files on your hard drive, do this, so that you won't need to point to them any more:

    Go to Start/Run, and type Regedit.

    Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup.

    Doubleclick the 'sourcepath' string value in the right pane, and change it to match the new pathway.

    This way when the CD is called for, it will
    automatically go to the folder on the hard drive.

    Good luck,
     
  6. Bryan

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    Tony, if my memory serves me correctly, if you install from the hardrive, Windows sets up that key for you.

    Krzy, if you do install from the drive, let us know if the registry entry was already there or if you needed to add it. That way we'll know for sure.
     
  7. TonyKlein

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    Bryan,

    I didn't know that. You may be right.
     
  8. Bryan

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    I don't do installs frequently enough to be 100 percent sure. I do about four a year on average and it's pretty second nature when I'm doing them so my memory could easily be bad. I guess we'll see if Krzy installs from the HD.
     
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    Bryan is correct. When you install, the Sourcepath entry is entered into the registry. That change is only necessary if you want to move the cabs somewhere else after install.
     
  10. TonyKlein

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    Thanks Mo,

    That's indeed what I've done.

    I've never installed Windows from the harddrive myself, but it's certainly something I'm going to try when the time comes.
     
  11. KrzyPrk

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  12. Bryan

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    After you've formatted and the PC restarts, take the option to "Start With CDRom Support". Then do your commands.

    BTW, the Copy command syntax I posted assumes the boot diskette assigns "D" to the CDRom drive. When your booting up attempting to get CDRom support, somewhere on the screen at the very end, it tells you what drive letter it has temporarily assigned to the CDRom drive. It will look something like this, "Drive X =MSCD001", where "X" is the drive letter that's been temporarily assigned to your CDRom drive for the install. Make a note of what drive letter it displays. If you don't see that phrase on the screen then you didn't get CD Rom support and won't be able to install W98 from the CD or the hardrive.

    In fact I'd suggest booting to the W98 boot diskette and making sure you can access the CDRom drive before you do any partitioning or formatting of the drive. Just boot with CDRom supoort and then insert the CD. Then just do a dir to be sure you can "see" the drive.

    dir d:
     
  13. KrzyPrk

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    ok thanks brian

    will do next week when i get all the parts

    i'll post back if i run to any problems
     
  14. Bryan

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    Sorry I thought this was a PC that already had Windows on it and you were reinstalling to a clean drive. That was my mistake. Anyway, my advice is the same except for the comments about checking for CDRom support before you fdisk and format the drive. Good luck and let us know how it went.
     
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