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Upgrading to Windows 98, from win 95

By OrionsFire ·
How to upgrade to a full version of Win98, Win95 full version is installed now. How can I upgrade w/o losing my files. It wants the upgrade version when trying to upgrade.

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Upgrading to Windows 98, from win 95

by hypersoniq MCSE In reply to Upgrading to Windows 98, ...

return your full version of WIN98 to where you got it and trade for the upgrade Win98 CD. this will work and you'll get money back ;-)

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Upgrading to Windows 98, from win 95

by OrionsFire In reply to Upgrading to Windows 98, ...

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Upgrading to Windows 98, from win 95

by BernardS In reply to Upgrading to Windows 98, ...

1-You obviously need the "upgrade" version of Win98.
2-I've done several upgrade. No real major problem (I even got back a sound card I had previuosly "lost"), EXCEPT DISK SPACE. The setup program tells you "200 Mo disk space needed", while it should also add "if you are runnning on FAT32"... which you are probably not except if your Win 95 is OSR2 or more.
3 - In fact, you should plan to have 800MB available... some suggested tricks are:
-- a - empty the file Trash Can, do a disk surface test and a file compress (this, after b below)
-- b - IF you still have your original Office CD AND key, then uninstall Office. this will give you lots of space... whle you'll want to re-install Office anyway just so that everything is fine.
-- c - if this does not give you 800MB, you'll have to go without keeping a backup copy of Win95 on your computer. If this makes you as nervous as it should, take a full backup of you Win95 directory.
Now run, install Win 98, THEN switch to FAT32 if previuously in FAT16. Compre

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by BernardS In reply to Upgrading to Windows 98, ...

(end of my truncated answer)
...Now run, install Win 98 (30 minutes max), THEN switch to FAT32 if previously in FAT16.
Then Compress [sorry, read "defragment"] (plan for 1 or 2 hours!) , then re-install Office (30 minutes) and you're back in the race.
Good luck!

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by OrionsFire In reply to Upgrading to Windows 98, ...

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Upgrading to Windows 98, from win 95

by Earthworm In reply to Upgrading to Windows 98, ...

Wow thats a lot of really long answers. Here is the short and simple answer, and I guarantee it. Boot win95, go shut down and start in DOS. this should give you CD-ROM device drivers. Check to see if you can access the CD-rom Drive, if so, delete WIN.COM from c:\windows, or rename it, whatever. Then go to the CD-ROM and run SETUP. this will install win98 over win95 without loosing registry settings, or asking for an upgrade.

This will help.

Earthworm

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by joeship In reply to Upgrading to Windows 98, ...

I would go with Earthworm's answer (9) with one addition: before running the Setup file from the CD, make a directory called Win98 on your hard drive (takes about 124 MB. Then copy all the files from the Win98 folder on the CD to the one on your hard drive. Take the CD out, switch to C:\Win98 and install from there. By doing it this way, Windows 98 will always know where to look for any files you'll need in the future without asking you to insert the Windows 98 CD.

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