Well I figured it out. I found a Microsoft article I printed out back in 1995 about doing a fresh install of Windows 98 on a HD. I followed the instructions, and with Windows 98 I was able to install the OS. I also remembered I bought a Multi-Task Utilities Suite CD 2 years ago from 'eddiemaintentance.com to help me install OS's. I used the Multi-Task disk from the CD-ROM, followed the directions from the help file and I was able to install Windows 98 Upgrade. During the installation, a window pops up asking to place the previous OS system disk in the CD-ROM, which I have a copy of Windows 95 Upgrade. It needed proof there was a valid copy of Windows installed beforehand. After that I had to install CD-ROM drivers from the Multi-Disk and then the Windows 98 Upgrade disk. Just more steps to do to accomplish the same result.
Anyway I have Winows 98 installed, But I'm having another issue.
If I'm not in the correct forum for this question let me know.
I cannot connect to the internet using the same ethernet PCMCIA card, Dell Fast Ethernet 10/100 Base-TX 3CCFE575BT-D with Windows 98, as I was able to with XP installed.
Is Windows 98 capable of using an ethernet card? I does work in the computer. Maybe there are drivers and instructions somewhere online. Time to search.
Any tips here?