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Windows 98 over Windows 98

By ccthompson ·
So I have a 98 machine that kind of bit the dust, boot was corrupted. I stuck in the Dell Recovery CD, broght me up to 3 options, to either reinstall the CABS(i did, but didnt help). The next option was to install windows 98 without format, and the last was install and format.

Since i had files i wanted, i went with option 2, install without format. I figured this would be like a refresh. Well, it seems to have install a whole new copy of Windows, with none of my old programs installed. I can find some of my old files...pictues, ect... But cant find everything. Do i have any chance to get my old files back? Or are they pretty much gone since windows did not just refresh like XP or 2000 wouldve. It seems to have installed inself on top of itself.

Thanks in advance for any information!

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by dmiles In reply to Windows 98 over Windows 9 ...

This is the downside of Installing a fresh copy of W98 some programs and files get over written,thus you have lost access.
I have not had the expierence of recovering files from a fresh install.

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Thanks for the post!

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by idowindows In reply to Windows 98 over Windows 9 ...

W98 over same equal an ugly unpredictable result - you'll be better reinserting that Dell Recovery Cd and go for format and install. Aftermarket programs will run more stable that way anyways.

Best of luck.

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Thanks for the post!

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