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hi guys, my nans got a old pc with Windows ME on it. It desperately needs deleting and starting from fresh. As i dont havea ME disk available to me i was wondering if i can put Windows 98 on instead of ME?
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yes

if you are going to go with win 98, the second edition is the stable version(win98 SE).

Edited by bdlt, 27 July 2005 - 11:48 AM.

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so it is possible to delete ME, then install 98?
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all you should have to do is insert your 98 cd and restart the computer....make sure that your boot order is set to boot from cd....once the windows set up starts it will give you the option to format the drive...as long as there is nothing that needs to be kept (baby pictures, good data, etc...) you can format the drive and install
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ye thats wot i was thinkin but some body mentioned that installing 98 on an ME cud cause probs as its an older version of windows. The computer wud tell me that this is an older version and wont let me install it.

thanks for the very fast responses
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it may tell you such a thing if you try to just install it....but it should let you format...if it doesn't let us know and we can talk you through a format
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wow top marks for response, that is very impressive, a credit to the forum. Thanks for the help, ill take ur word for it as i fully trust the geeks to go staff.

cheers liam
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i'm only fast cuz my network here at work is so new that nothing breaks...(yet) so i have alot of spare time
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lol hairy muff
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Win98 install does not give you the option to format the drive, unlike most other OS's.
Do not be tempted to just install win98 over the top of ME either, you really do want to wipe the drive first.

This means creating or downloading a win98 boot disk first (not the standard ME boot disk cuz it won't contain the format.com file).

I'm sure Dsenette will talk you through the procedure you need to follow for formatting.
One thing I will recommend you do though....before wiping ME etc, go into control panel->device manager & write down exactly what hardware you have in the system. In particular, sound card, video card, modem etc. This way when you reinstall, if there are components which win98 doesn't already have the drivers for, you will be able to download the right ones from the internet. You can only do this of course if you know the exact make/model info etc for each bit of hardware.
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if you do not format the hard drive then you must empty the ME recycle bin
a little problem that is not well known
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