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Windows98SE not properly installed

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by mannyd99, Oct 9, 2003.

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  1. mannyd99

    mannyd99 Thread Starter

    Sep 4, 2001
    I just re-intalled Windows 98SE on my computer, but when I go into the 'Add/Remove Programs Properties' dialogue box, Windows is not listed with the rest of the programs on the computer.
    Does this mean that Windows is not completely installed? And if that is the case, how do I complete the installation?
    Thank you.
  2. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    Windows does not list itself becuase it can't be uninstalled this way. If you upgrade and keep the the old systems files then it puts itself in ADD/Remove and you can restore to the previous version of Windows. To 'Uninstall" Windows you need to format the harddrive.
  3. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    As you have already been advised, Windows does not list itself in the Add/Remove Programs list.

    When you reinstalled Windows, did you allow it to reinstall itself in the same Windows directory, and not something like C:\WINDOWS.000?

    If the Windows reinstall did not successfully complete, you would have known it during the setup process.

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