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Did it just exactly like you said, including spaces and I got:
Invalid Parameter - c:\bakwin
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good God, I'm losing my grasp of DOS commands

rename windows bakwin

and follow suit with the others

...forget the drive info

sorry
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File not found windows
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OK, now that could mean that your windows directory was unconventional

type

dir /p

hit enter

let's see what that directory is called.

Look for something like

win98 <dir>
win98se <dir>
win <dir>
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Ok here's what I got:

Volume in drive A is Boot98
Volume Serial Number is 180C-4220
Directory of A:\

ASPI2005 SYS 35,330 05-11-98 8:01p
and 18 more things that look just basically like the above line

Press any key to continue

I have a feeling this is NOT what you are looking for............
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type

c:

rename windows bakwin
<enter>

rename progra~1 bakpf
<enter>

rename mydocu~1 backMD
<enter>

rename command.com command.bak
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your prompt should change from

a:\>
to
c:\>
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changed drive from a to c and entered all the above. now i am at a c: prompt. what's next?
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Yeah!

Now, reboot with your windows cd (the one that said you couldn't install it on a machine that already had windows installed)

Windows setup will begin, let it run a scandisk, exit that, then sit back and windows should install.
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I still got the error message about the system already being on the comp but I clicked run setup anyway. It is doing the scan thing now
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They must have done something funky with theis Micron Disk of yours.

What is happening is Windows install is looking at the drive and finding something that makes it think windows is already installed.

By renaming c:\windows and command.com, we should have hid that fact from it. What else could it be looking at?

reboot with that cd, and get back to the c: prompt

a:>c:
type
dir *.com

dir *.exe

what do you see?
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Ok but before I do that let me type exactly what this error box says. The Setup starts then this comes up..
STOP Your computer already has an operating system installed, which cannot be upgraded by this version of Setup. You need to obtain the Windows 98 upgrade.
Message SV0168 (or maybe SU-I really couldn't read that second letter too well) Then there is an OK button.
I think I know what will happen if I clicked ok..I think I will go back to getting those missing VDS (or whatever they were) files.............
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I'm betting there is a win.com file there
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so do I go ahead and click on ok, then do the other thing you said?
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no click cancel, then do that DIR
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