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Windows 98 "reloaded"

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by tripwire45, Mar 29, 2004.

  1. tripwire45
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    One of the lab machines here at work had some certificates accidentally deleted. I decided after long deliberation and research just to reload Windows 98 from disk onto the machine. We don't have the original disk for the OS here for some reason, so I brought one from home. I put the CD in the machine, open it, and click "setup" only to get a message saying that the OS version on disk is older than the one on the machine. Is there anyway around this? Thanks.
     
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    Create a boot disk, fire up the machine from that and format, should stop the little bugger compalining about versions! :D
     
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  3. tripwire45
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    Thanks. I think the disk I have is Win98 but not Win98SE. Probably the source of my problems.
     
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  4. AJ

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    Save some work Trip. Download a Win98SE disk from Here

    Plus lots of other bootdisks for other OS's
     
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  5. tripwire45
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    I looked around my spare parts closet and found a Win98SE CD. I reloaded the OS, made a bootdisk and am now doing scandisk. As is typical of my experiences with Win98, the HDD won scandisk or defrag unless in safe mode...I don't know why but it does. Anyway...we're moving right along, now.

    Thanks for the link, AJ.
     
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