Upgrade windows 98 to 98 SE

  Big Pete 21:10 13 Feb 2003
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Can I just put Windows 98 Se over Windows 98 or should I reformat

  suburban train 21:19 13 Feb 2003

backup all your data and reformat it will get rid of all those niggly files and overall save you hard disc space

  smegs 00:10 14 Feb 2003

No, don't format. U will not B able 2 install 98se. Reload over win 98. When it asks U to save the win98 files files thats up 2 U. I never have. Had no problems.

  suburban train 00:13 14 Feb 2003

good point mate but i seem to have done this process a couple of years and worked fine for me sorry forgot to mention try and get hold of windows 98se boot disk from click here

  cream. 00:17 14 Feb 2003

smegs.

Spot on.

Big Pete.

Load up to desktop and then put the new disk in and away you go.

  Pc-cillin 00:42 14 Feb 2003

If I was u I would dump 98/98se. Get yourself XP.
Merc S class!!
98/98SE=Ford OH Dear!!

Seriously XP is great fun and a breeze.

  cream. 00:47 14 Feb 2003

Pc-cillin. With you 100% with that comment. I have X\P pro and it is absolutely brilliant.

Unfortunately some cannot do this through either budget restraints or incompatibility with drivers.

  Stuartli 09:23 14 Feb 2003

Whether you can just install Win98SE over 98 depends on the 98SE version you have, Upgrade or Full.

There are a number of threads on this subject and plenty of advice on what steps to take based on which version is available.

  Switcher 09:29 14 Feb 2003

Don't reformat just install win98se over win98

If you get a message saying this cannot be done because you already have a system then rename win.com to something like exwin.com to fool setup into thinking that you do not have a system.

Don't listen to the XP masochists Win98se is tops.

  Ben Avery 18:27 14 Feb 2003

I'm sure that anyone reading flecc's thread about the win 9x core will hardly be able to doubt the capabilties of it.

XP is not my prefered choice, I'd go for 98 over the top of that any day (although I use 2000!)

D'oh!

BA

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