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install windows98 on windows95 machine


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kkraly1

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at command prompt,cannot type commands cd windows\system,ren setupx.dll setup.ol1, ren setupx.w95
setup.ol2. keep getting (invalid file name or bad command)
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You are trying to use a OEM or FULL version of Win 98 to install over your win 95. There are other methods which i will show below but the easist method is to use a boot disk and fdisk, then format, and install 98. You will need to download everest home edition to find out what hardware you have while you still have win 95. You will then be able to find the drivers you may need.

A second method that has worked for me is this.

1. Note the name of the current Windows folder (usually C:\Windows).
. Backup important data, passwords, settings, etc.
. Boot with your Win9x boot disk and see if you can read files on a CD. If CD is not supported,
copy the contents of the OEM CD to a new folder on hard disk (like D:\Win98).
2. Boot with Win9x boot disk inserted (leave it inserted until first reboot during OEM install).
. At the A:\> prompt, type and press [Enter] after each line - be careful with spaces!
REN C:\WINDOWS\WIN.COM WIN.ADA
REN C:\WINDOWS\WINVER.EXE WINVER.ADA
where your current Win9x is installed in C:\Windows (alter if necessary).
3. Insert the new OEM CD, and type: (but use Z:\WIN9X\SETUP /IS for a WinMe OEM CD)
Z:\WIN98\SETUP /IS
where Z: is the CD letter, or Z:\WIN98 is the location of CD files on hard disk.
(note: there's a space between SETUP and /IS)
4. If OEM wants to install on C:\Windows.000, you change it to current Windows folder.
. If the install fails to start, exit setup, and rename the two files back. You can now reboot
back to the original Windows without loss.
NOTE: Do not be tempted to rename the Desktop folder or Desktop.ini, or do anything else when upgrading - you would risk the loss of many current Win9x items!

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