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Installing Win 98

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Before I install Win 98 I plan to restore my C drive to the original factory settings. I do this peroidically because a lot of junk builds up on my computer and it boecomes buggy. When I reboot after this installation Win 95 recognizes my new modem and sound card. I also have a new hard drive partioned into three sections. I have never run the restore disk since I installed the new hard drive. My question is: should load the installation disks for the new modem and  sound card before I install Win 98? What about the new hard drive? Will I have to install the disks for that too?
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by:clancyo
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Windows98 searches for and adds new hardware just like 95, only it has more drivers (to include the latest hardware)  If your harddrive is partitioned, it'll stay that way when you install 98.  I'm not sure exactly what you're asking, but 98 presents no new problems in hardware setup, indeed, it makes most installs and upgrades much easier than 95.
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No, do not use the install disks.  First install win98 .. if it recognises the hardware it will install it's own (and mostly the latest) drivers for that hardware.  If for some reason the hardware is not found in the driver database, it will ask you for the installation disks for the hardware it doesn't know about.
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When I installed my new drive, I kept the old drive as C, and partitioned the new one as D, E, & F.
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