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Discussion in 'Windows - Software discussion' started by ozzymary, Dec 24, 2005.

  1. ozzymary

    ozzymary Guest

    ok i ave an older pc running windows 95 i want to put 98 on it. i made aboot disk cant seem to get it to work and last night tried to remove some of 95 window programs .and now windows 95 wont work . i need some major help here .how can i access the cd rom without running windows. because 98 is on cd. is there a easy way to do this .like in safe mode or others .this pc that i am playing around with is very old I MEAN OLD
     
  2. johnodd4

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    ok first off how old windows 98 requires a 233 mhz processor or faster
    also requires 64 megs of ram

    the windows 98 cd is self booting all you need to do is place it in your computer and it should boot

    if it doesn't you will then need to go to your local computer store and have then reinstall the os for your computer
     
  3. bobiroc

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    Windows 98 does not require a 233Mhz Processor. It will run on a 486 with 32MB of ram, however I would not recommend it. As long as it is a pentium class machine it will run ok.

    Try downloading a boot disk from http://www.bootdisk.com/ there should be one there that will provide you with CD-ROM support to install Windows 98.
     
  4. ozzymary

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    the 98 windows cd is a copy...... i do have a boot floppy disk .I NEED TO KNOW WHAT TO TYPE IN AT THE A. SO I COULD ACCESS THE CD ROM........... THIS PC IS OLD ONLY 14MGS OF RAM . someone told me i could do it but it willl run slow .just experimenting
     
  5. ozzymary

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    is anyone out there need some more help
     
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  6. bobiroc

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    Sounds like a pretty old computer. Your computer may need specific drivers for the CD-ROM to be added to the Autoexec.bat and/or config.sys to load properly. It may be difficult to find such dos drivers and seeing as the computer only has 14MBs of Ram which is 10MB below the minumum requirements for Windows 98, I would say you are SOL. Windows 98 needs a 486 DX2 66MHz Processor and 24MBs of Ram and at least 300MB of HardDrive space for the minimal install. If you don't meet those then I would scrap your experiment.
     

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