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kkay13440

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Install Windows 98SE without a floppy drive???
« on: May 27, 2005, 11:26:26 PM »
Hi, I bought a computer with windows Xp already installed on it. I want to reformat the har drive and install windows 98se but i don't have a floppy drive. i heard some thing about using a bootable CD ROM. how would i make a bootable cd rom and then how would i go about installing windows 98se this way? I'm not very computer litterate so i really need some help here. any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance ???

Raptor

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Re: Install Windows 98SE without a floppy drive???
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2005, 06:50:11 AM »
You can use Windows 98SE as a boot CD-ROM.

The only problem you may run into is that it will want to create a Boot Disk before the installation of Windows 98SE. I believe that you can simply cancel this process before it has started.

In order to use the Windows 98SE CD-ROM as a Boot disk you may have to take the following actions:

1. Set the first boot device to CD-ROM player
-- This can be done via your BIOS.
2. Select Boot from CD-ROM when asked to.
« Last Edit: May 28, 2005, 06:52:02 AM by Raptor »

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Re: Install Windows 98SE without a floppy drive???
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2005, 05:00:16 PM »
The full version of Windows 98 doesn't even ask you to make a startup disk. The idea behind this is that your hard drive will usually be empty anyway, so you wouldn't be able to start from it even if setup did mess up. The whole point of startup disks is to be able to start your computer if setup messes up.

Gustaaf

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Re: Install Windows 98SE without a floppy drive???
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2005, 05:36:33 AM »
I remmember tinkering with Windows 98 and bootable CDs. If remember it right and not hoping to confuse it with Windows ME, is that Windows 98SE is a bootable cd already. (original microsft make) You would simply select Run Setup from the DOS menu once you have booted from the CD.

kkay13440

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Re: Install Windows 98SE without a floppy drive???
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2005, 10:23:18 AM »
Thanks a lot. I really appreciate every ones help.

R.KHAJA

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Re: Install Windows 98SE without a floppy drive???
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2005, 05:11:36 AM »
I want learn full details of the instalation and i learn ok give me basic information. send me some important software  send ok bye

merlin_2

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Re: Install Windows 98SE without a floppy drive???
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2005, 06:04:52 AM »
http://www.windowsreinstall.com/

you could dual boot.........winxp win 98.....have you considered it....