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Error Message SU0168 During Install of W

By MDTorres ·
I get an SU0168 error message when installing Windows 98 2nd edition over an
existing Windows 98 installation.

I read somewhere that this is because they're both oem/full versions.

Now the question is....is there some way that I could force (fool) the Win98
2nd Edition setup into upgrading my existing set-up (while maintaining my
previus settings).

I got the following tip from this other site and it' supposed to apply to my
situation...Do you think it would work????

"Rename the file "WIN.COM" in the C:\WINDOWS directory. Then run setup on
the OSR2 CD from the DOS prompt. This will upgrade your current version of
Win95 to OSR2. Tip: Remove all entries from C:\windows\start
menu\programs\startup before you upgrade. Of course, you will need your DOS
CDROM drivers properly configured to read from your CDROM under DOS. Do not
attempt this unless you are comfortable mucking around with system files.
Finally, once you get OSR2 setup running, and you get to the screen where
you specify whic

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by guy In reply to Error Message SU0168 Duri ...

The diagnosis of the error message is correct
Warning SU0168
Your computer already has an operating system installed, which cannot be upgraded
by this version of Setup. Please obtain the Windows 95 (or Windows 98) Upgrade.

This is what TechNet recommends see article Q225252

To resolve this issue, run Windows 98 Setup from MS-DOS mode:

1. Click Start, click Shutdown, click "Restart the computer in MS-DOS mode", and
then click OK.

2. At the command prompt, type the followingcommands, pressing ENTER after each
command:

cd system
ren setupx.dll setupx.ol1
ren setupx.w95 setupx.ol2

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by MDTorres In reply to Error Message SU0168 Duri ...

Sorry, but this is the first thin I tried and it did not work...

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by Earthworm In reply to Error Message SU0168 Duri ...

Yes this answer from the other site will work. All you need to do is remove/rename Win.com and the setup program will no longer find a previous version of windows. I have done it many, many times.

Earthworm

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by MDTorres In reply to Error Message SU0168 Duri ...

Thank you for the aasurance. This was all that I needed. I tried it and it worked..

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