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  1. #1
    porpora
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    Default uninstall win ME and then install Win 98SE

    Hi all

    Having a wee bit of a problem with an old computer that used to have win 95 installed. we foolishly decided to "upgrade" to win Me which was a BIG mistake. I have come into a copy of win 98SE and would now like to instal this.

    What is the best way to do this? I.e. do I install 98 over ME or do I ahve to uninstall this first.

    TIA

    Julia

  2. #2
    godfather
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    Default Re: uninstall win ME and then install Win 98SE

    Best to do a format and clean install if moving "downwards" in versions.

    Create a startup floppy and start afresh. You will lose everything installed however.

  3. #3
    JohnD
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    Default Re: uninstall win ME and then install Win 98SE

    Do you have a boot floppy disk - if so boot using this and type "format c:". Once finished, change onto the d: drive (the CD-ROM) and type "install" or is it "setup"?

  4. #4
    porpora
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    Default Re: uninstall win ME and then install Win 98SE

    Create a startup floppy and start afresh

    Thanks for prompt reply. What OS do i make the startup floppy from?

  5. #5
    JohnD
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    Default Re: uninstall win ME and then install Win 98SE

    Win98 - WinME does not allow booting to a DOS command prompt without Windows. Win95 dos not include automatic recognition of the CD-ROM drive. If you need a Win98 boot disk try:

    http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm

  6. #6
    porpora
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    Default Re: uninstall win ME and then install Win 98SE

    I've just started downloading the bootdisk, and am confident I can do this....

    Thanks all for your help.

    Julia

  7. #7
    Mzee
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    Default Re: uninstall win ME and then install Win 98SE

    ME is far superior to 98, but requires a little more disc space.

  8. #8
    tweak\'e
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    Default Re: uninstall win ME and then install Win 98SE

    what are specs of the pc?

    what makes you think that 98SE will work better than ME ??

  9. #9
    porpora
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    Default Re: uninstall win ME and then install Win 98SE

    > what are specs of the pc?
    >
    > what makes you think that 98SE will work better than
    > ME ??

    general consensus has it that with only a P2 and 48 MB RAM 98 is the better option?!!
    The computer has to last another year odd, and we can afford a new computer. Can't wait.

    Julia

  10. #10
    tweak\'e
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    Default Re: uninstall win ME and then install Win 98SE

    the only real difference between 98se and me is driver support. with some older products you may not get ME drivers.

    with some more ram (which should be easy enough unless you have a very early motherboard) 98 will run just as well as me (provided you have the correct drivers).

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