Software install sees gb as kb free

November 7, 2010 at 11:33:55
Specs: Windows 98
I am trying to load old software on new computer. It needs 500kb free space but is seeing 3.5 gb as 3.5 kb so it will not install. Any suggestions...I really need this software to work.

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#1
November 7, 2010 at 15:52:30
So it's a new computer running windows 98?

Is it windows or dos software?

It needs 500 KB of ram or 500 KB of hard disk space? If it's not seeing the correct hard drive size it may be because the drive is FAT32 and the software is expecting FAT16, although that's usually not a problem. If it's ram we need to modify your config.sys and autoexec.bat.

Real men don't use AntiVirus; they just reformat


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#2
November 7, 2010 at 16:54:28
It's not a newly purchased computer it's one I had and pulled it into service to run this pos program that is DOS. It is a FAT32 drive and the software wants disc space not ram. Oh, I hope you have a solution...you will be my hero.

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#3
November 7, 2010 at 17:08:41
Are you installing it from within windows or are you booting directly to pure dos (Start tapping F8 before the OS starts to load and then choose 'command prompt only' from the menu)? If you've only tried one method then try the other too.

There's no reason it shouldn't install in pure dos unless the software is picky about your dos version or, as I mentioned above, it's the fat16/fat32 thing. You should check the system requirements for the software too.

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