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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by ohioweaver, Sep 21, 2004.

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  1. ohioweaver

    ohioweaver Thread Starter

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    There is a folder called Win 98 on my C drive, it takes up 121MB of space, I looked at the whole thing which is comprised of nothing but Zip files for the Win 98 prg. Since I have a CD for it, can I delete it without causing any trouble to my OS system? Thanks
     
  2. ~Candy~

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    Hi and welcome. Do you mean .cab files?
     
  3. ohioweaver

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    I can send this to you so you can read it somehow? I'm pretty sure this is what went there after I installed Win 98se (which was an update from Win 95) so since it is installed and working, can't I now delet that folder?
     
  4. ~Candy~

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    Go to add/remove programs. Do you have a choice to uninstall 98?
     
  5. ohioweaver

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    This is really so great! There isn't any Win 98 on Add/Remove at all. Does that mean I can then just use the delet button on that folder and send it to the trash bin?
     
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    I'd still like a list before we start zapping things. Do you have a Windows directory?
     
  7. flavallee

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    Ohioweaver:

    Leave that C:\WIN98 folder alone! You're fortunate to have it there because it saves you from having to make use of the Windows CD whenever you're prompted to insert it. Whenever you're prompted to insert the Windows CD, just click OK, type in or browse to C:\WIN98, then click OK again.

    Also, if you ever need to reinstall Windows over itself, you can do it right from that folder by activating the "Setup.exe" file instead of having to insert the Windows CD.

    And yes, you can delete that 121 MB folder without causing any problems to your computer, but remember what I just said.
     
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    I agree with Frank regarding the convenience of having the .cab files on the hard drive, however, I've had to make that 'tough love' decision myself with smaller hard drives.
     
  9. ohioweaver

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    Your expert advice was EXACTLY what this ole gal needed and YOUR CAME THROUGH! My thank you will be in tomorrows mail! Diane
     
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