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Upgrade from 95 to 98se

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by owenb1, Feb 10, 2003.

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  1. owenb1

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    Trying to upgrade from Win 95 to Win 98 second edition but getting an error message saying that there is a version of windows allready installed and that I need the windows upgrade - how can i get around this? Would it be easier to wipe the hard drive and then install 98 se, if so, whats the best way to go about this?
     
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    Please help!!
     
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    Thanx for the reply - how do i create a win 95 start-up disk??

    Sorry if im being dumb but i'm new to this!

    Is this the easiest way to upgrade to 98 se?
     
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    Hello!

    If you do not have access to a Win98 computer to create a boot disc you can get one HERE Download it, unzip it and copy it to a a clean floppy.
     
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    Thanx again for the replies guys!

    What about bringing up DOS on startup and typing format c and then installing 98 se

    Is this a good idea and can anyone help??
     
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    What about bringing up DOS on startup and typing format c and then installing 98 se

    Is this a good idea and can anyone help??
     
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    There's nothing wrong with that - you will of course lose everything on your drive and start over. Your call. Remember you will have to come up with all the hardware drivers for win98 - those for the motherboard are first (and perhasp most important - unless your motherboard is considerably older than win98 is)
     
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    My concern would be the amount of ram in the machine.
     
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    I have 80mb of RAM, the pc was bought new in about 96/7

    How do I check HD size?
     
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    Either the bios setup, or go into my computer, and right click on the drive, then properties.
     
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    80 mb ram
    1,19gb

    Will this be ok for win 98 se - i will be getting a bigger hd soon.
     
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    that will be okay for 98 before you format you,ll need to run fdisk, you can do that in dos just type c: fdisk, then delete the primary dos partition then make a primary dos partiton, then you should be right to format. type c: to get back to c: drive then type format space c: youll get a message abort fail retry enter f for fail and formating should start. youll need a 98 start up disk. when comp restarts after formatting hold down the delete key to get into bios, in there change the boot sequence to a,c exit and save putin your boot disk and just follow the instructions
     
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