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How can I reinstall windows 98es ver. full safe over and keep all the sets and software progaming, driver.

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by TheChas In reply to How can i reinstall windo ...

When I have re-installed W98SE over itself, I have not lost any installed software or user settings.
You may however, loose your newer version of IE and OE.

You do need to decide if you want to replace newer versions of system files (from updates) with the older version from the CD.

You should download and extract the latest drivers for all hardware before you start. That way, if W98 decides you need to install a driver, you can direct it to the correct driver.

Now, why do you feel the need to re-install W98?
If you are attemting to improve performance, or reduce crashes, a simple re-install will not correct the problems.
Most of the problems stem from bloat in the registry and system files, along with bad code in the registry.

The only way to clean up ALL of the registry errors is to delete the appropriate files, and start over from scratch.

When I have a W9X PC that has reached the stage where the registry needs a full purge, I delete the files in the Root and Windows folders.
Re-install Windows, and then re-install the applications that I wish to keep.

Chas

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by ozzbat2 In reply to How can i reinstall windo ...

Installing win 9.x over itself will not lose any of the software installed but will more then likely try and make you reinstall drivers, i suggest you do a search on the web for windows setup switches, Try looking here: http://www.winstall.com/,lookfor switches that pertain to rewritting the registry while over installing, also switches pertaining to keeping your current hardware settings may save you from re installing hardware drivers, a full list of setup switches are covered here, http://xtronics.com/reference/secret.htm
good luck to ya, and let me know how it goes,
micheal@techemail.com

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by BobWardlow In reply to How can i reinstall windo ...

The best way I have found to reload Win98SE over itself:

1. If your Win98SE CD is OEM version, rename C:\windows\win.com to C:\windows\win.bak and shut down PC

2. On reboot change system BIOS to boot from CDROM and boot from Win98SE CDROM. If asked, choose Windows Setup from CDROM.

3. Follow normal installation sequence. Install will ask for a location for the Windows directory. It will suggest C:\windows.000 since you already have C:\windows. Change it back to C:\windows

4. Follow the rest of the install sequence

This will refresh your windows installation files without disturbing installed programs and drivers. In my experience this has fixed a host of operating system problems without a total reload.

Good Luck

Bob

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by ffontan1 In reply to How can i reinstall windo ...

Too answer #3
Bob, did you one to rename the Windows directory befor I start Install or at the end of install w98se. frank

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