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Loading just Win98 from HP Recovery disk
swervey Jul-02-02 08:57 PM
Does anyone know how to unzip just Win98 from a HP recovery cd, i have tried contacting HP via their excellant helpdesk number ( I eventually got through on the right number after God knows how many different numbers they give me ), but their only advice was the engineer could pay me a visit at home at the rate of £45ph ....hhhhhmmmmm me dont think so.....there is a way of doing it as you can access a DOS prompt and do it that way, unfortunately the people on the HP helpdesk dont know what the commands are....

Also does anyone know how to install different applcations to different drives....for example IE6 for Win2K automaticlly installs to the C: drive, i want to install it to my D: drive where there is more space available, also how do i stop it from downloading Outlook and Netmeeting????

Cheers chaps

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1. RE: Loading just Win98 from HP Recovery disk
lbyard Jul-03-02 04:10 PM
In response to message 0
Are you talking about the Win 98 cab files? You donít need to extract them, although Windows 98 can do it from Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, System Info...). The Win 98 setup program does that. Just copy them to the hard disk and install per http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/software/windows/upgrade/intro.htm. I'm not sure you can do that with that CD, however. The cab files that can be used may be on the hard disk already. Search for them. They are in c:\windows\options\cabs on many computers. You may be able to copy them to another partition and install from there. Why not do a restore and remove what you donít want. You can specify the drive and directory for most applications. I think IE has install on the drive where is Windows is located. However, the ieak (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ieak/default.asp) may allow putting it somewhere else. I havenít time right now to find out. There is a custom install option in the IE setup that should permit picking what things you want installed. Larry

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