"Stand-Alone Reload Win98SE Today"
is a needed topic I think. And I would ask all try to limit themselves for this, not-so-easy task.
A "Stand-Alone" machine has no internet access. So, forget Web-Based operations, particularly Updating!
I managed to do a Clean Install with Updates. So I can vouch it IS difficult the first time, but do-able today.
After the Win98SE CD install you will need the updates.
Previously you had only MDGx and MSFN. I nearly went crazy going round and round in circles there.
But now the updates can be had in one package !
The one who finished all the updates into a package is here:
and U can download it from here:
Remember, Win98SE is "King" of all Win98x