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Which MS OS install CD can initially boot from CD ROM?
mac Aug-13-02 00:27 AM

Hello,

I haven't installed a Win 9x/ME OS in a while and this is a very low level! question perhaps..

Recently i installed a retail version of 2K pro direct off CD ROM. Yesterday, i was able to boot from a 9x startup disk and run 2k pro install off the \i386 directory. (is this recommended ? )

As i was dealing with my this 2k pro installation and CD boot problems, I was trying to remember, if any win 9x/ME setup CD can boot on a PC with bootable CD ROM capability.

I know NT uses the setup diskettes.


1. RE: Which MS OS install CD can initially boot from CD ROM?
Twinhead Aug-13-02 05:53 AM
In response to message 0
Win98 and Win98SE surely can boot from CD-Rom.

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4. RE: Which MS OS install CD can initially boot from CD ROM?
lbyard Aug-13-02 03:17 PM
In response to message 1
So can Me. I have found, however, for all bootable Windows CD's that some computers can boot from them and others cannot. I have found no specific reason for the behavior. It is not a specific CD-ROM drive. It may be the BIOS. I have seen cases where a computer will boot from one version, but not another, but another computer will boot from the later version... Larry


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