This is probably a dumb question, but I'll ask anyway. I,m pretty new at this.
A few years ago bought a new pc with win98 preinstalled, I've upgraded to a new HDD and it works fine. Now I,m upgradeing the rest of the system. My question is.. Can I use the HDD with the preinstalled win 98 on it or do I need a new O/S? I've been led to believe that the preinstalled win98 will only run on this pc. Is this true?
I'm not sure that I understand exactly what you are asking but you surely had a Windows 98 CD that came with your PC. Windows 98 will work with your new PC for sure, you'll be better to install it from scratch from the original Win98 CD if you want my advice. If they gave you a pre-configured image on a CD, dont use it to reinstall, since this one will be pre-configured with all sort of drivers for your old pc.
Hope that helps!
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Thanks for the response brainstorm. The CD that came with the system is a HP Pavilion recovery. It has all the win 98 files on it but says that it can only be used on HP pc's. Can it still work? Is the disk worthless? Or is it just some copyrite thing. I don,t know, but I'll be off line (sob!!)if it don't work in my new system. I've never tried it in a non HP computer. I guess the worst that can happen is that I can't use my new system for a few days untill I get a new O/S to install.
Cheap, good solution for you-pick up a Win98SE disk, even a copied one. Then get the licence info and use that licence on the fresh install. You can find your licence in the system regestry (before you format).
Since he has a HP Pavillion computer, he will have the license number either on a Win 98 book or on a sticker on the case. If the machine came pre-loaded with 98SE, it should definately have the sticker on the case... if it's the original 98, then it will only be on the book.
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