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reinstalling win98

By bobo blix
Feb 15, 2003
  1. A friend of mine got a computer (reallllllllly old) from a friend and let him upgrade it to winxp but its to slow for it and his cd burner isnt supported.Im going to install 98 onto it but the weird thing is he doesnt have a floppy drive :( and my cd isnt bootable. I can buy one and put it in but where I live its pretty far to a computer store but if theres no way then I can go on and get one. I was wondering if I could partition the drive to keep his files then use startup disk files from the harddrive to boot up. Any thoughts would be great.
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    You could:

    Take the hard drive from this old computer and put into your computer.

    Copy the Win98 folder from the Win98 CD to that old HD.

    Boot your computer with win98 startup disk

    Make the old HD Win98-bootable (the utilities are already copied from CD)

    Take the HD back to old computer

    Boot up from HD to DOS prompt.

    Start Win98 setup
     
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