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Assistance Required with Windows 98


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Nicola

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Hello

Hope you can help. :tazz:

I have been told by the guys/girls on the Malware Removal Forum that my computer does not meet the specified spec to run Windows XP Professional (which it currently has installed).

I informed them that I have a Windows 98 disk and asked them if this would run better on my computer, they said yes Windows 98 would be better and to ask you guys/girls how I can get rid of (uninstall) the XP Professional to enable me to Install the Windows 98 software. They asked me to post a new topic in this Forum.

Any Help/Advice would be much appreciated as I have just spent the last week and a half trying to find out why my computer is playing up (ie very slow and restarting when on the internet).

Kind Regards

Nicola. :)

Edited by Nicola, 30 January 2006 - 05:19 PM.

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Boot off the 98 CD. Boot from CD and choose option 3.

Now type in "Fdisk" and press enter. Press Y on the 512Mb screen and Y to the NTFS screen (if prompted).

Now you need to delete the partition. IIRC this is option 3 on the first screen of FDisk and then delete the non-DOS partition which is again option 3 IIRC.

Repeat for all partitions.

When done, go back to the main FDisk menu and create a new partition, you want to use the whole drive.

When done, you must reboot at this point (after when it tells you so). CTRL+ALT+DEL to reboot and load off the 98 CD again.

This time you want option 2 - load with CD Support.

Change to x:\Win98 (where X is the drive letter of the CD unit - usually drive D) and type in "format C:" and press Enter.

You should now be able to installl 98. Copy everything in the win98 folder to the hard drive and run Setup from there.
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Nicola

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1st of all, thanks for your reply.

Instructions look like they r in a different language to mine (probally beacuse I'm thick when it comes to computers).

Will try my best to follow, and post back once done or if I have problems.

Thanks Again

Nicola
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