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how to install windows 98 se folder the hard drive?

April 21, 2012 at 03:25:41
Specs: Windows 98 se
i have copied the entire win98se folder onto the hard drive already... and now want to install from the folder.

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April 21, 2012 at 07:59:35
Where did you get the Win98SE folder from? Why aren't you simply installing from the disk?

How are your DOS skills? You will need to boot from a Win98SE boot floppy, select without CD-ROM support, then change A:\> to C:\>. You will then have to change the directory to the Win98 folder, then type SETUP & press ENTER.

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April 21, 2012 at 15:39:12
You must boot up in DOS.

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April 22, 2012 at 00:58:27
>Why install from HDD rather than CDROM?

Copying the \WIN98 folder to the hard drive and installing from there prevents the OS from asking you to "Insert the Windows 98 CD-ROM" and suchlike when installing Drivers, Windows components, or setting up a Network. Seems to install faster this way as well. It's usually done this way on all OEM machines.

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April 22, 2012 at 08:00:17
How does that help the OP?

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April 22, 2012 at 09:05:51
How does asking "where did you get the \WIN98 folder" help the OP? Your post seems to imply that the OP is doing something wrong.

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April 22, 2012 at 15:34:35
If you SYS'd the hard drive with a 98 bootdisk and created a config.sys file that loads himem.sys you can boot from C: and go to the directory containing the files and type SETUP and enter.

Or as already mentioned, boot with a 98 bootdisk, go to the directory and type SETUP.

You may want to post back some specs. There are RAM, hard drive type and size and driver issues affecting the installation of 98 on newer hardware.

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April 23, 2012 at 09:12:36
Thanks to all for your various tips... guess the question should have been more detailed;

system specs;
*Compaq Evo6000 wkstn
*cpu - 1.7 Ghz intel(r) xeon
*Ram - 512Mb
*Hdd - 40Gb IDE (ultra ATA)

was originally loaded as winXP pro (default), but i don't
have the CDs... only have the OSs' (both XP and 98se)
on another PC in folders. then I have a pen drive too, i
haven't done an installation in a long time and have almost
forgotten all my DOS skill (after my MCP certification in 2000)

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April 23, 2012 at 14:34:01
98 should install OK with that hardware. You might want to make sure compaq has 98 drivers for it. If it's an Intel chipset you should be able to find the motherboard drivers there.

To start the installation change to the directory with the files and type SETUP and enter.

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