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waynf

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Wondering where to find out the procedure for re-installing Windows 98SE upgrade after formatting C:
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Not much of a procedure to it, if you're computer supports booting to CD.

After partitioning and formatting the C: drive, insert Windows CD, reboot, follow the prompts.

Now, if you want to make things a little easier on yourself (and increase boot speed), you can run the install from the harddrive itself (added benefit, you will never be asked for the Windows CD again).

I usually do it that way...you can use a boot disk to load the files, but make life easier by loading smartdrv, a dos caching utility....
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there's an excelent reference on this site in the win98 Forum:

http://www.geekstogo...s_98-t9803.html

you can skip the formatting steps
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I note you said Windows 98 Upgrade - that means the installing will look for a qualifying product ... Windows 95 or perhaps even Windows 3.11?

If so, it will look for either of these to be presently installed on your hard drive or ask for the first floppy disc, yes 95 was available on floppy also.

Best bet, find yourself a Windows 3.11 for Workgroups Disk 1 setup floppy (if this is a qualifying product), click the browse button in the installer program when prompted and point it to the floppy disc.

Previous advice should then apply.

daveB - LinuxWannabee :tazz:
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