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    Default Reinstall Windows 98

    I am currently using Window ME.

    I would like to reinstall Windows 98.

    What is the sequences of steps I
    need to take to perform this task.

    Cordially
    Geoheid1@aol.com

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    erase hard dive completely. Pop in boot disk click install select (now empty) hard drive.... then.... wait a eternity.. and your done!

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    Why do you want to reinstall 98?

    when you upgraded to me did you save the old system?
    if so just go to add/remove and remove me.

    If you did not you may have to reformat the hard drive and reload 98. This is much harder than it sounds.
    1. You better have all the drivers for you modem, sound card, network card, video card etc.
    2. you will need to reinstall all the programs (software) you are running.
    3. you have to save all important personal files such as my documents. email etc. before you format.
    4. if your not comfortable with the above stop...get someone who is.

    If you are do the following
    1. check you bios to see the sequence of booting..if "A" drive is not your first boot then make it the first boot .
    2. insert you 98 floppy set up disk (make sure you have your serial number)
    3. boot and choose cd rom support and let go through its thing. At the prompt (A see which is your cdrom letter (most likely E
    4. type format c: /q (quick).
    5. insert you windows cd in the cd rom.
    6 type eif that is you cd-rom). and press enter
    7. type setup and forllow the prompts.
    8. have your drivers ready when windows asks for them.
    you can also install the drivers after the fact in the device manager
    of maybe some come with setup programs.

    note: did your system come with a restore disk? Use it if it did.
    note: if you don't have a startup disk create one from the add/remove program in the control panel.

    JL

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    There is only one way in reality to go backwards in operating systems and that is to format the drive and start over again.
    Using the add/remove will cause problems if you have installed/uninstalled software or added updated hardware or drivers.
    The question is what problems are you having with ME. They may be solvable.
    Take control of your life. Leave others to control their own.