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INSTALLING WIN98 WITHOUT A CDROM?


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StonerBoy420

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Hi, i have a NEC VERSA 4230 laptop, with no cdrom, and i need to install windows 98.. is it possible to install from a floppy disk, or is there any other way to install windows 98 with out a cdrom???? PLEASE HELP!!!!!! :tazz:
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Windows 98 was never released on floppy, as far as I know! If you have access to another machine, you can dump the contents of the CD (only need the win98 folder, not the entire CD) to the laptops hard drive.

Theres a few ways you could do this :

1. Get a USB 2.5inch drive caddy. This allows you to place your laptop hard drive into the caddy & connect to another system.

2. If you already have an OS loaded on the laptop & both laptop and second machine have network cards, you can link them together using a cross-over cable.

3. If theres no OS & you're really desperate, you can link the 2 systems via the parallel ports using a laplink cable. All you need then is a floppy boot disk with laplink for DOS on. Boot from floppy (both systems) & transfer files over that way.

4. If you don't have a second PC, then the only way is to borrow or buy an external CD ROM drive.

Of course, you could always email it to yourself from another PC! (yeah, right)
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