General discussion

Locked

Install

By daniel.weatherall ·
When making a clean install of windows what do I have to do. I want to put Windows ME on the computer and take off Windows 98.
The windows 98 was from another computer and put on mine just temporearerly. Do I format the hard drive and put WindowsME on it, so there's no trace of the windows 98edition.

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

7 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

Install

by alan.robinson14 In reply to Install

It all depends on wether your Win ME is for a new PC or an Upgrade.
If it is for a new PC then Yes
>A:Fdisk
>A:Format C:
Use either a start up disk that has CD access. Your WIN 98 Start up floppy has, so make one, if you have not already done so.
Then
> SETUP
Of course back up your documents WINZIP is great for this.
and back up your emails
C:\windows\applications\ both directorys
before erasing everything on your disk.
Also, save your drivers, if you don't have them on CD or Floppy.
Right click on My Computer, select Hardware devices and track down the drivers for Monitor, Soundcard, CD-RW, Modem, etc..

If an upgrade to Win ME then no problem plug it in

Thanks

Alan Robinson http://rcss.uk.com/

Collapse -

Install

by daniel.weatherall In reply to Install

Poster rated this answer

Collapse -

Install

by tbradley In reply to Install

To be sure of getting rid of every last vesige of 98, boot with the ME boot disk,

select command line prompt only, and at the A prompt, run fdisk

Delete any exisiting partions, reboot, and then run fdisk again to create a new partiton.

Re-boot again, and start with CD-support, and run setup. There will be ZERO remnants of win98 left on the machine. ME will sense that you have a pure virgin drive, format it, and then install.

Collapse -

Install

by daniel.weatherall In reply to Install

Poster rated this answer

Collapse -

Install

by larryhyman In reply to Install

Sure format the harddrive and install ME only if the ME you have is the Full Ver and not the upgrade and only if you have all your driver cd's for your hardware.

Larry Hyman
webmaster@pro-staging.com

Collapse -

Install

by daniel.weatherall In reply to Install

Poster rated this answer

Collapse -

Install

by daniel.weatherall In reply to Install

This question was closed by the author

Back to Windows Forum
7 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  

Related Discussions

Related Forums