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#1 Jilly

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Posted 12 February 2006 - 08:19 AM

I have an old win98 which l have reformatted, but.......

Can l load WinMe onto it using a Win98 start up disc?



I do have a win98 disc also but the computer cant find the ''setup.cab files''

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Posted 12 February 2006 - 08:26 AM

First welcome to BC.
You should go to Boot Disk.com and download the ME boot disk. Is the '98 disk '98 or '98se? Is the disk scratched or damaged? You can use car wax to buff the CD if it has scratches. Having used both program, and since upgraded to W2k, I prefer '98se to ME.
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Posted 12 February 2006 - 08:29 AM

First welcome to BC.
You should go to Boot Disk.com and download the ME boot disk. Is the '98 disk '98 or '98se? Is the disk scratched or damaged? You can use car wax to buff the CD if it has scratches. Having used both program, and since upgraded to W2k, I prefer '98se to ME.



Hi Acklan

Thanks for the welcome,..
One question..............Am I able to just install the ME even tho the old os was Win98?

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Posted 12 February 2006 - 08:35 AM

Yes. Yu will have to format your drive first. Boot with the floppy, and select Start with minimun support. At the A:\ type format c: and press enter. It will display a message Warning all data will be lost if you continue. Do you want to prceed? YES or NO. Answer YES. This will allow ME to be installed when finished.
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Posted 12 February 2006 - 08:36 AM

:thumbsup: Thanks Acklan

Gonna give it ago...Fingers crossed

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Posted 12 February 2006 - 08:45 AM

If you had problems with virus I would wipe the drive prior to FORMATing. Here is some freeware to help...

Active@KillDisk-Drive Wipe Utility


What are the speces on your computer?
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Posted 12 February 2006 - 11:51 AM

Thanks again Acklan


I havent a clue what the specs are as the computer wasnt working when I got it, All I no is it ran win98 and broadband, And was working when it was given to my mother :thumbsup:

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Posted 12 February 2006 - 12:03 PM

If you want a much easier OS try Puppy Linux. It is about a 60mb download and can run on almost any computer. It is freeware. If the computer has 256mb of RAM you do not even need a hard drive.
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Posted 12 February 2006 - 12:22 PM

Thank you ... Worth a try..

I hate giving up, especially when I no that it's something so simple as the os installed back in to work again.

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Posted 12 February 2006 - 12:30 PM

DON'T you dare give up :thumbsup: Nothing dealing with hardware is difficult. It just takes research and patience. You have the best resource on the net right here. We will talk you thru it. You can boot to the BIOS setup screen (probibly press F2 or F10). You will beable to see what most of your hardware is.
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Posted 12 February 2006 - 12:51 PM

I've managed to do something...Not sure what but Win98 has loaded :thumbsup: :flowers: :trumpet: :inlove:
Thanks for your help everyone!!
Thanks so much Acklan!!

Dtrojanator..Thanks for all your help :cool:

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Posted 12 February 2006 - 01:08 PM

Glad to help.
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Posted 12 February 2006 - 04:03 PM

Ok..Update...........

The old win98 computer isnt dead yet, she's up and running on the internet!! :flowers: :trumpet: :inlove: :cool:

Just goes to show with the right help, support and a Positive Mental Attitude anything is possible!!


Acklan... Thank you so much, I couldnt of done it without you :cool: :woot:

Dtrojanator.. You too, I cant thank you enough for your help........ :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 February 2006 - 11:25 AM

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Posted 13 February 2006 - 01:42 PM

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