How to install Windows 98SE.

Question

I currently have Windows 98 and a friend of mine gave me a CD for Windows 98SE. I have heard that Windows 98SE is a more stable system. Would you recommend that I install Windows 98SE on my system?

If so, do I just put the CD in the drive and load the SE version right over the current Windows 98? Is there anything else I need to do after doing this?

Thanks for your time. I am interested in doing this as my system is having several problems lately. IE: Some systems tools are not running properly. System locks up at times for no apparent reason.

Again, thanks for your advice,

Regards, John Peterson

Answer

This question was answered on June 7, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Yes you should install Windows 98SE on your system and it’s easy to do it yourself Before inserting make sure you’ve back up all your files and information that you would like from your hard drive In addition review the following tips I provided before you insert the CD for Windows 98SE:

Disable all antivirus programs running on your system If these utilities are left running during Setup, your system may stop responding NOTE: Some systems have antivirus capabilities built into the system If this option is left enabled in BIOS/CMOS settings, you may receive a warning about "virus-like activity" or "Master Boot Record" changes You must allow these changes to take place for Setup to complete successfully See your antivirus software documentation for more information Run ScanDisk to check and fix any problems with your hard disk(s) Close all running programs This includes disabling any screen savers, Advanced Power Management settings, and other programs that may cause Setup to stop responding

If you have the Number Nine Imagine 128 Display Adapter, or the STB Velocity 128 3D AGP (Nvidia Riva 128), you should run Setup from MS-DOS or change your display driver to VGA.

When you insert the Windows 98SE, setup will attempt to find a qualifying upgrade product on your system If Setup fails to find a previous version of Windows, you will be prompted to insert your previous media for proof of compliance.

GOOD LUCK!

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Posted by Kisha of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on June 7, 2005