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Hi everyone
I would like to install win98se on a pc running win95. As far as I read in the forum starting from scratch with fdisk, format and so on is the best way, but then I need to boot with a bootdisk with CDrom support. That is just the problem. I already tried several bootdisks (95, 98, me) with several CD drivers (even those of the manufacturer) but in DOS the CDrom is not supported, although he works perfect in win95.
Is the following a good alternative:
  • copy all files of the win98 CD to a directory of the harddisk,
  • delete all the unnecessary files of the harddisk,
  • run win98 setup from the directory I mentioned above.
Many thanks in advance.
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In short no it is not the best way.

OK start by resetting your Bios to boot from the CD first (if possible). Let me know if you can do this? If you do not know how to enter the Bios let me know, give me as much details about your system as possible. Make, model, age & processor
 

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Hi SuperCub

Booting from CDrom is impossible, only a: or c:

Some figures: Shuttle HOT-555 motherboard, P166, HD 2 Gb, Bios (55XWUQ05) Intel i430VX PCISet, Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG 08/15/96 - i430VX UMC8669-2A59GH2BC-00, 4speed CDrom MAT****A CR-574.

Thanks for your time
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Copy the contents of the WIN98 directory to the same directory on your hard disk.

Boot from the boot floppy, making sure you run SMARTDRV before starting setup.

Delete the old copy of Windows and any other left-over stuff.

Run setup from the WIN98 directory.

Yes, that appears to be the best way.
 
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