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Upgrading Win95 With A Win98 Full Edition Cd


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#1 Crizz44

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Posted 02 July 2006 - 08:04 PM

Does anyone know how you can use a full edition Windows 98se cd, to do an upgrade install onto
Windows 95? Thanks for your help ! :thumbsup:

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Posted 02 July 2006 - 10:37 PM

I don't think it's possible. You need the upgrade version. And you need a license key that matches the upgrade version. The best you can do is save your files (somehow . . .) and install Win 98 SE from a cleanly-formatted drive.

FWIW . . . it's been my experience that an upgrade is junk anyway. My first Windows system came with 95 and a free upgrade. I got the upgrade a couple of weeks later and installed it and it was full of bugs. Things like Windows 95 menus popping up on the screen when you moved the mouse. I bought a 98 full edition and did it from scratch and it all worked fine - until I was able to get a copy of SE, which I immediately installed. (Not an upgrade!) I used to do a lot of gaming and re-installed from scratch about every three months to keep it cleaned up.

These days, I don't upgrade so often. Win XP has been running pretty smoothly for about a year.

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 01:03 AM

If you don't have a CDRW invest in one. You will want one anyways. Save all your current data to disc and do a clean install. Of the options available with 98 the full install will be your best one. IMHO
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Posted 10 July 2006 - 05:43 PM

Thank you both for your help. I will install a cdrw and back up what I need to save. :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 11:24 PM

Excellent. Glad to here you worked it out.
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