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HOW TO INSTALL THE WINDOWS 98 UPGRADE ON A NEW HARD DISK DRIVE
Last updated: 07/29/03

INTRODUCTION.  This article will show you how to install the Windows 98 Upgrade on a new hard disk without having to first install and then upgrade an older version of Windows.  The procedure can also be used to install the full OEM (original equipment manufacturer) version of Windows 98, the version of Windows that usually ships with a new computer, on a new hard disk without the computer manufacturer's preinstall or emergency recovery disk.

PROBLEMS.

  • You own an older version of Windows and you want to "clean-install" windows 98 on a new computer/hard disk using the Windows 98 upgrade.  That is, install Windows 98 with the upgrade without actually upgrading an older version.

  • You want to install a new hard disk with FAT32 and partitions greater than the MS-DOS FAT16 two GByte limit, copy Windows 3.x to it, and then upgrade it.  

CONTENTS.

Procedure

FDISK and FORMAT

Windows 3.x Upgrade

Windows 98 Installation

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