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:confused: Please...I need help!!

I'm trying to load windows 98 second edition onto my HP with windows 95 on it, but everytime it begins to load, it says that there is already an operating system on it and stops. How do I get rid of the 95 operating system, so that I can put 98 on it. Do I need regular Windows 98 first? Thanks for any help.

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Hello cbs2 and Welcome to Tech Support Forums.....:D

If the version of Win.98 that you have is a full version you can do a complete install from the CD.

But if it is an upgrade you will need an earlier version of Windows to show it when asked for a compliance check, Such as Win95 or 3.1 you get the idea.

OK here is what you need to do.

First go here and download the Win98 boot disk.

Win98 is FAT32 and Win95 is fat16 so you need to do the following.

Boot to this new boot disk.

Select boot with no CD Rom support.

At the A prompt type fdisk, When the prompt comes up about large disk support select yes.

Then select option 3 Enter

Select option 1 Enter

Select Yes

Type in the Volume Label if there is one and hit enter.

Are you sure Yes.

Esc.

Select 1

Select Yes

Esc

Reboot

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Now you need to Format.

Boot to the floppy without CD-Rom support.

At the A prompt type format c:/s

Select yes

When it's finished you can enter a volume label such as hard drive or you can leave it blank.

Now boot to the floppy one more time, This time select boot with CD-Rom support

At the A prompt select E:\ enter.

This is assuming you have one hard drive and one CD-Rom. The E could be an F or some other letter depending on the amount of IDE devices you have.

With the Win98 CD in the drive type setup, Enter this should start loading the Operating System.....:D

Have fun.....:winkgrin:
 

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Hi Speedo,

Thank you so much for your very detailed instruction. I just printed them out and will try doing this.

Once again, thanks for helping me out, as I just couldn't figure this out.
 
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If you have have a problem doing it this way the hard drive may need to be wiped.

But that is a whole nother thing...:D

What brand of hard drive do you have in case we need to do an alternate operation?
 

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Windows 95 200 Mhz 32 MB 4.3 GB hard drive

My A: isn't working, so I'm trying to download the boot disk to my cd rom
 
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