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How to install Windows ME or 98 from USB?


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#1 brandonut99

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 07:07 AM

Okay so I've got this pretty old computer that I would like to factory reset. Well I've got a USB, and an iso, and I would like to reinstall Windows ME (which is what it already has) or Windows 98. It's a Gateway but doesn't have a model number on it so I'm not sure what to say on that, it says "Designed for Windows 98 or ME" on the front so I guess it was built for both. So I've tried many google ways, but the problem is, I have no idea how to boot from USB. Since it's not DOS based, I can't just enter a command or restart in MS-DOS mode. I can't seem to find a way to boot from the BIOS. I just want it to be set to factory defaults, any help would be appreciated. Thanks. 



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#2 panthera0404

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Posted 23 February 2015 - 07:48 PM

i dont think you can. if you can boot from CD, burn this to CD

http://download.plop.at/ploplinux/4.3.0/live/small/ploplinux-4.3.0-i486.iso

boot from CD and select boot manager(i think) and then boot from USB(or something like that)

but i dont think you can make installation for win 98 or ME from USB, you can make win 2000 using this

http://www.winsetupfromusb.com/downloads/

 

you can try to copy everything from windows 98/me iso onto flash drive, and try to boot using ploplinux i linked before. maybe it will work.

 

but if you cant use CD drive you are out of luck, you cant boot usb on very old computers. /:






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