What is up with this OS problem?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Rob Varto, Jan 7, 2002.

  1. Rob Varto

    Rob Varto Supporting Actor

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    Last week, thanks to a lot of members help, I formatted my HD and went to clean install Win 98. I used a Win 98 2nd edition boot up disk and tried to install Win 98. The computer would not let me install an older version of Win 98. Is this because I used the 2nd Edition boot up disk? If I used the 1st edition would my clean install have worked?

    Anyways, I ended up using the refresh disk that came with my computer... the disk is loaded with programs and crap that I don't want. I simply want a clean drive with the OS only.

    Im tempted to just go get XP but I heard of compatibility issues with my hardware which HP is not supporting.
     
  2. Shayne Lebrun

    Shayne Lebrun Screenwriter

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    Can't boot off of your Win98 CD?

    If you have access to another computer, look on the win98 cd for 'fat32ebd' or some such; tools/mtsutils or some such. It'll let you create a boot disk.
     
  3. Hugh M

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