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Convert Win XP to Win 98

By jwaid ·
Hi - HELP!
I purchased a Compaq Presario 4528 at a yard sale. It is an older computer that the owner had installed Windows XP. It runs too slow with this on it and I want to install a copy of Windows 98SE instead. I have in the past purchased the following and have the disks: Windows 95, Windows 98 upgrade, Windows 98 SE upgrade.
How do I go about installing the SW. Dispite setting the Bios to boot off the CD-ROM, the system does not boot on either one of the three disk I have. If I bootoff a floppy that has one of the operating systems or DOS, the CD-ROM is not recognized. Help.
Jerry
jwaid@stny.rr.com

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by dmiles In reply to Convert Win XP to Win 98

Go to the web site www.bootdisk.com and download Windows 98 boot disk,it will have the cd-rom drivers

Do a fdisk with downloaded floppy and partition and format the drive,this will give you a clean install

Insert the disk in A: drive,boot computer,you should get a screen of how to run setup,choose to run setup without cd-rom support,when the process completes,reboot

With Boot disk in A:,choose to run setup w/cd-rom support,or type Setup at the command prompt

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by DKlippert In reply to Convert Win XP to Win 98

Go to www.bootdisk.com
You can get a boot disk with generic CD drivers

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by qballrail In reply to Convert Win XP to Win 98

1) W9x install CD is NOT bootable. Bootdisk.com as previously suggested is the best place to go. You can also make a bootdisk from the install CD. If your system does not recognize the CD-ROM, then use the boot disk to fdisk your drive to wipe out the XP install. Be sure to set your first partition Active and format the drive when you reboot.

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by jwaid In reply to Convert Win XP to Win 98

Thank You all for the help.
She is up an running. Know to reinstall my software applications.
Thanks again for all your help.
jerry

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