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By JLI ·
How do I make a 98pc look internally rather than to the 'install' cd when making adds/changes?

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by DKlippert In reply to 'insert 98 installation c ...

Copy the CD (I think you only need the I386 folder) to a new folder on the hard drive and then:

Start>Run>Regedit
Go to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Setup
And change the drive location from where it was installed.

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by TheChas In reply to 'insert 98 installation c ...

To make it even easier, copy the CD to the drive, and install Windows from the hard drive.

For W98, there are a couple of folders that you need / want.
Win98 (not sure right this moment on the exact ID on the CD) and the drivers folders.

WhatI do, is place the target hard drive into a hot swap bay on my main PC.
I then, setup the drive, and copy over the OS install files, drivers, winzip, and any updates and applications I plan to install.
Sure makes setting up a new PC run a lot faster.

I palce all of the above on a seperate partition.

Chas

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by TheChas In reply to 'insert 98 installation c ...

From the W98 CD, I would copy over a minimum of:
setup.exe
win98 folder
tools folder
drivers folder

Chas

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by saihib In reply to 'insert 98 installation c ...

Copy the .cab files to the root of your hard drive. The first time Windows looks for a driver, and you point it to those files, it will forever look there in the future.

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by jimandkathy In reply to 'insert 98 installation c ...

On Windows 98/SE the setup files are contained in the Folder Win98 off the root of the CD. The xcopy32 external command is very useful for transfering the files. It is located in \Tools\oldmsdos directory off the root of the Windows 98/SE CD. I like to copy the entire oldmsdos directory to C by going to the oldmsdos directory and typing copy . C:\, next type path C:\, than CD\, next xcopy32 Win98 C:\Win98 /s /e, when the question comes up rather to send the copy to a file or directory hit d. After a few minutes the Win98 directory and all sub directories will be trasfered to the hard drive under the directory of C:\Win98. Next C:\, than CD Win98, and lastly Setup. This will start the setup of Windows. Not all instances of needing the CD will go to C:\Win98 when it does not browse to or type C:\Win98.

Good Luck

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by mkelly In reply to 'insert 98 installation c ...

What I do is copy the .CAB files to a folder in the windows directory calld CABS. Then if you are not comfortable with editing the registry you can run POLEDIT Choose Local Computer, Windows 98 System, Network Paths, Network Path for Windows and enter c:\windows\cabs

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