Install Windows 98 Without a floppy disk.

  powerless 11:48 15 Feb 2004

Laptop with no floppy disk drive so cannot boot for CD-ROM support.

Can you still install 98 without a floppy and how would you do that?

...Yes I got a CD Drive.

  Diodorus Siculus 11:50 15 Feb 2004

Does the laptop boot from CD? (Sorry, for the daft question...) Check in the BIOS for this option.

  Diodorus Siculus 11:52 15 Feb 2004

Second thoughs: does the laptop boot now into Windows and recognise the CD? If so, copy the cd to a folder called Win98 and run setup from there.

Can you give some more info on how it is setup at the moment.

  powerless 11:52 15 Feb 2004

Sure does!

  powerless 11:53 15 Feb 2004

Errrrrr I'm giving this a 45 day trial click here so nothing is installed except XP.

  Diodorus Siculus 11:54 15 Feb 2004

Well, if it boots from the CD, then follow the setup routine when it starts up.

  Diodorus Siculus 11:55 15 Feb 2004

OK - I don't know the ins and outs of Virtual PC; I used to have a PowerMac which ran Virtual PC and Win95, but that was years ago.

  spikeychris 12:05 15 Feb 2004

You could just bang the 98 disk in the drive and boot from it, same as XP but wont offer you a format option.

  powerless 12:07 15 Feb 2004

Well I did and it did...

Last time I did this it always ASKED for the floppy to be in the drive.

  powerless 12:14 15 Feb 2004

umm its already installing.

  powerless 12:26 15 Feb 2004

Additions on the trial?

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