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Windows 98 Upgrade from Full Version?

Last response: in Windows 95/98/ME
April 16, 2001 12:02:40 PM

Does anyone know if it is possible to upgrade a computer from Win 95 to Win 98 with a full version of Win 98? When I try it says I need the upgrade version, but it seems like this should be able to be bypassed.
April 16, 2001 11:15:34 PM

I would say that you are probably going to have to do a format of your hard-drive by going into to DOS and typing format C: or whatever letter of the drive containing Windows 95.

Then put in your Win 98 boot disk and CD and restart and the proceed to install Windows.

It can get hairy doing this, but usually a clean install is a much better choice than performing an upgrade from another version. Good luck.
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April 17, 2001 8:29:43 PM

Rename to Win.old. Boot to the Win '98 CD and run setup from the Compact disc.
I've never accomplished this workaround but I'm told it will work???
All the best

I want a big American automobile with tail fins!
April 18, 2001 4:20:49 PM

Thanks gi1ol, That's just what I was looking for. I'll see if it works.
I hope you get your TBird!