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dannyr2006

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Ive got and old machine, I think its around 500mhz, 128ram etc it runs 98 but lately its started asking for a serial number which I dont have as I cant find any of the disks or documentation that the computer came with all those years ago. I suspect this will cause a problem as Ive got a copy of Windows 2000 that I'd like to install but after ive formatted the hdd i think i will need a driver for the cd rom drive so I can install the new windows? Any help would be apprieciated. :tazz:
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you don't need a driver, you can boot from your CD-ROM (Win 2000 CD) and install windows, but this would wipe out any previous data including your win 98 installation, so you can't go back.

Note: Windows 2000 has most of the drivers, even generic drivers would work with yout CD-ROM.
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Ok thanks mate so in theory I can install Win 2000 from DOS I think the easiest way for me to do it is to put the hdd into an external case and format it from there. Then I can install it back into the PC in question and install the Win2000 disk without any other drivers etc being needed? Cheers Dan .
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its hard to install from DOS you will need to make some bootable floppy disks etc. which is a pain

all you have to do is pop the 2000 CD into your CD-ROM, change the booting sequence to have to boot with yout CD-ROM first and it should notify you before it starts booting windows if you want to boot form the CD, you just have to press any key and that will start the installation process.
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Ok thanks for the advice I'll give it a go :tazz:
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