I am upgrading my friends Win95 to Win98. I am using a 98 boot disk and all goes well until I get to the command prompt to install from the CD. She has the normal drive C, then a back up drive D, then the CD drive as E. I have tried E:\ setup and F:\ setup but with the former I get 'bad command' and with the latter I get 'wrong drive' or something like that. I have read somewhere that it may be a registry problem with regard to the assignation of drive letters but I have no idea as to how to go about rectifying this. I am not too hot on DOS commands either so if you could put any anwers in with the correct command lines for me to copy that would be a great help. I have also read of a way to get round this by copying the Win98 files to the hard disk but I am not sure what I should type in for the path lne to tese files. Any help appreciated. Thanks
docj If Win 95 is still existing and you are installing WIN98 upgrade there should be no need for you to use 98 bootdisk. Just boot up 95 normally and then insert upgrade disk in drive E and setup should be automatic.
I am sorry I should have been more specific. She only has the Win98 full OEM disk which came with some other disks when she bought the computer second-hand with 95 loaded. I am getting around the system's refusal to accept the OEM disk by renaming win.com to win.old and then booting from a floppy which I made on my computer with the 98 OEM disk. I read in another help forum that this should work and it does until I get to the setup command. I imagine that the D back up drive is a partition.
I did try F but that was the drive it did not recognize. I will try all possiblities without the space as you suggest. I will also check to see if the CD drive is actualy being recognised from the boot disk set up. I have downloaded another boot disk from the site mentioned above and also a disk from Ultimate Boot to see if that makes any difference. Another option I suppose might be to assign another letter to the CD drive (like Q for instance). Could I boot directly from the CD if I set that up in the BIOS I wonder? I cannot try any of this at the moment as she lives quite a way from me.