Is there any way I can re-install win 98, or Win XP from the upgrade disk?

Question

I installed a new hard drive and am trying to set up windows 98 SE from the upgrade disk that I have. windows 98 oringinally came on the computer so I do not have the original Windows 98 disk. When I start set up I get the message that this can not be run from MS Dos and must be run from Windows. Is there any way I can re-install win 98, or Win XP from the upgrade disk?

Answer

This question was answered on December 2, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

To install an upgrade disk you either have to have the original cd or the OS present on the HD

I'm not sure if you will be able to use the 98 Upgrade CD to comply with a XP upgrade disk.

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Posted by Christopher of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on December 2, 2004