Unable to load Windows 98

  [DELETED] 18:31 15 Aug 2003
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I'm trying to load Windows 98 onto a pretty old machine, with nothing on the hard drive (2.5 Gb); it has been formatted.

When I run Setup off the CD it eventtually comes up with these three lines :

Please wait while Setup initializes
Scanning system registry...
Windows requires ******

where the ****** consists of a largish number of bytes.

What exactly does this mean? What's the minimum RAM needed? I think there's 32 Kb of RAM in the machine, which seems to be the maximum, since all 4 slots are filled with RAM.

Can I get round this message?

Should I load Windows 95 first and then try 98 on top of it?

Cheers.

  [DELETED] 19:40 15 Aug 2003

Think you mean 32 MB of RAM rather than KB. Minimum specs for 98 are 16MB > 32MB of RAM

120-295MB of HDD space

  [DELETED] 19:58 15 Aug 2003

WINDOWS SETUP REQUIRES LARGEST EXECUTABLE PROGRAM SIZE TO BE AT LEAST 442368 BYTES TO RUN ??

click here

  [DELETED] 23:24 15 Aug 2003

Actually, I've found the answer - it's at Microsoft Knowledge Base Article, Number 300026.

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