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    Default Re: Upgrade from Win98 to win98 SE

    Quote Originally Posted by Rock View Post
    Hi Mike,

    I have the origonal 98 first edition disk and Key. Which came with the PC I bought new in 1999 form The old "PC Company"
    One little thing you may not know..
    The key that came with windows 98 1st ed will also work for 2nd edition.

    And yes I have tried it. I have the original book and COA from our Win 98 PC (1st ed) and found someone who had a SE disc, and there is no problems with installing it.

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    Default Re: Upgrade from Win98 to win98 SE

    Also for antiviris Avast works on Win 98.

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    Default Re: Upgrade from Win98 to win98 SE

    If you've got a valid key then just download a Win98SE CD image

    Linux sounds a good idea though, you wouldn't have to worry about malware/virus etc
    Non-system disk or disk error. Replace and strike any key when ready.

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    Default Re: Upgrade from Win98 to win98 SE

    I have a customer using Win98 1st ed.
    Just put a network card in the PC and use the modem on ethernet.

    Simple.

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    Smile Re: Upgrade from Win98 to win98 SE

    For USB 2.0 Use a 4 port PCI card from Dick Smith. XH6738. Comes complete with drivers

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    Default Re: Upgrade from Win98 to win98 SE

    It needs an Operating system Upgrade to at least Win98 SE

    So is this easy to do
    if you really want to do it it's very simple.........

    the following will enable you to upgrade it yet keep all the existing programs/apps/settings etc.........


    This method will allow a user to either do a 'repair install' or an upgrade from an existing
    installation.....just follw the instructions exactly


    as with all versions of windows you can do a 'clean' install which will wipe the system and install a clean verison of windows or you can do a 'repair' install if you know how.........

    to do this stuff in a boot disk for win98....if you havent got one download this:
    http://www.bootdisk.com

    then double clik it and it'll write to floppy and voila you'll have a boot disk.........then

    start the system with the boot floppy have your win98 cd handy.....also you'll need to have written down the system liscense key



    when you start up you'll get a little menu choose 'start with cd support'

    then when the system has loaded the cddrivers you need to change the directory to c: so just type in c: at the command prompt and then tap enter

    then type in

    cd windows

    then tap enter

    then type in

    ren win.com win.old

    then tap enter

    then type in d:

    then tap enter that should take you 'into ' the cd ...........then type in

    cd win98

    then tap enter

    then type in

    setup

    then tap enter

    then you'll be starting the 98 setup ......it'll run scandisk then you have to tap X and the rest of the setup will continue.........at some stage it'll give you the option of installing to 'windows.000' or .............custom install .......choose custom install then clik 'next' then in the 'custom install' box type in

    windows

    then clik next...........NOW you are on the way to doin a 'repair' or 'over the top' install of 98 and you wont lose ANY data or programs off the system it'll just overwrite the system files with good copies from the cd.............

    PHEW !!!

    you follow those instructions EXACTLY you'll be fine.......
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    Default Re: Upgrade from Win98 to win98 SE

    Thanks Drcspy,

    But one thing I don't understand. If I do this will it not just reinstall the original windows 98 not upgrade to windows 98 SE ?

    Or do you mean have a windows 98 SE disk, which I don't have. I have only the windows 98 first edition (Sometimes called "gold" I think)

    Thanks Peter H,

    Do I need USB 2.0 to run the telecom Modem? The PCI USB card I have now is a 2 port USB version1.0

    Thanks Pcteck,

    The telecom install cd for broadband seems to check the operating system.
    Will the ethernet not solve this problem or can Telecom Broadband be installed manually, to avoid thsi issue.

    Thanks Agent_24.

    Where to download a copy of win 98 SE CD image ?

    Thanks all, I think there is a solution out there

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    Default Re: Upgrade from Win98 to win98 SE

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_24 View Post
    If you've got a valid key then just download a Win98SE CD image
    Quote Originally Posted by Rock View Post
    Or do you mean have a windows 98 SE disk, which I don't have. I have only the windows 98 first edition (Sometimes called "gold" I think)

    Where to download a copy of win 98 SE CD image ?
    Ah, advising someone to download a Windows CD image when they clearly do not own a license key is a big no-no.

    This forum does not permit advice with piracy.

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    Default Re: Upgrade from Win98 to win98 SE

    Hi Jen,

    I will certianly NOT do anything Illegal !!!!

    As Sherman says in post #11, The Key, or valid licence, I have is for 1st Edition, even if it works (is the same as second edition) then if I can not obtain obslute SE upgrade, I will look at maybe changing to Linux (sp) or trying the ethernet idea or.... Send it to the landfill (as their is no recycle here) and buy the grandson a cheep Wharehouse lappy.

    Thanks again all for help.

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    Default Re: Upgrade from Win98 to win98 SE

    1st edition with the service pack is not that much different to SE.

    I'd look at putting a light weight Linux distro on. You'll get better support and a snappier OS and apps if you go for one that is optimised for older machinery.

    Mepis has just Released Mepis antiX 7.2. Others might be kind enough to recommend alternatives to Mepis.

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