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Anonymous
June 20, 2005 11:36:42 AM

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Hi, I'm looking for a way to reinstall Win98 over itself and keep most
settings, applications, drivers, etc.

>From what I can tell, running setup again (and choosing yes when asked
*if you want to reinstall Windows 98 over your current operating
system* and if you want to save existing system files) basically
reinstalls Win98 over itself.

But will I have to reinstall applications, printers, etc.? Or will it
keep the settings?

And is there any difference for Win98 SE?

Thanks so much!
Kate

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Anonymous
June 20, 2005 12:53:27 PM

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Thanks for your reply!

We have some old Wi98 computers which aren't running well. It's not
worth the time to reinstall everything from scratch.

Do you think reinstalling over would be pointless?
Anonymous
June 20, 2005 3:17:16 PM

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<almedastar@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1119278202.597103.285560@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> Hi, I'm looking for a way to reinstall Win98 over itself and keep most
> settings, applications, drivers, etc.
>
> >From what I can tell, running setup again (and choosing yes when asked
> *if you want to reinstall Windows 98 over your current operating
> system* and if you want to save existing system files) basically
> reinstalls Win98 over itself.
>
> But will I have to reinstall applications, printers, etc.? Or will it
> keep the settings?
>
> And is there any difference for Win98 SE?

1. No practical differences in Win98SE

2. Study the project e.g. at
http://home.satx.rr.com/badour/html/w98_restore.html
You need to check beforehand that you have the Product
Key written down, the DOS floppy enables everything
you need etc. etc.

3. Why do you need to reinstal at all? Keeping current
installations means keeping the current Registry -- so if
your main problem is in the Registry it will persist.

--
Don Phillipson
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(Ottawa, Canada)
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Anonymous
June 20, 2005 8:40:48 PM

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<almedastar@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Thanks for your reply!
>
> We have some old Wi98 computers which aren't running well. It's not
> worth the time to reinstall everything from scratch.
>
> Do you think reinstalling over would be pointless?

Yes, especially when you don't specify what any issues are on why they "aren't
running well".

--

Brian A. Sesko
{ MS MVP_Shell/User }
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Anonymous
June 20, 2005 11:32:25 PM

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almedastar@gmail.com wrote:
> Hi, I'm looking for a way to reinstall Win98 over itself and keep most
> settings, applications, drivers, etc.

So what's the point in reinstalling then?

You can save your settings, applications, etc, by not deleting anything
and exporting your registry to a file using regedit. When you reinstall,
doubleclick the exported file and the settings will be back. However
you will have to first install all operating system updates or this may
not work or have unpredictable side-effects.

Good luck.

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