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Upgrading from W95 to W98


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merelyanillusion

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Hi Folks.

I have a IBM Laptop running on W95 and wish to upgrade to W98.
I have a normal W98 disc.
Is this disc sufficient, or do I need the W98 upgrade disc.

Thanks.
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Hi merelyanillusion, welcome to Geeks to Go!

The Windows 98 disk will upgrade from 95. An upgrade disk requires that a previous version of Windows be detected before it'll run setup, the disk you have does have this requirement.

That being said, I'd seriously consider fdisk, format, and performing a "clean install" of Windows 98. The upgrades often don't work too well, and any problems with your current setup can carry over to the upgrade.

Of course, a clean install requires thoroughly backing up all your data, and having to reinstall all your programs. Takes time, but it's worth it. <_<
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Thanks, much appreciated.
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<_< I don't have the knowledge to consider fdisk, format, and performing a "clean install" of Windows 98.
I tried installing the 98 from Cdr and the message came up that it can only be upgraded by Windows 98 Upgrade.
Is there any way round this.
Thanks in anticipation.
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Check out this guide:
http://www.waynescom...eaninstall.html
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Hi,

Thanks for the suggestion, but didn't work.
I have tried the Reinstall detailed in Admin's item dated 5/3, which I thought would do the trick.
The CDROM that I'm using is a Plug and Play External model, and when I delete the Win 95 O/S I lose the use of the CDRom.
Any suggestions on how I retain the use of the drive whilst deleting the 95 O/S enabling me to stick in the 98 O/S version.

Thanks in anticipation.
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Hi
when you boot with A boot disk its not loading a driver to run the cd-rom?
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Thanks for all your help, but I just decided to get the upgrade disc.
It cost but solved the problem.
Thanks again.
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