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My computer is currently running the oem version of win 95. I have been given an oem version of win 98 that I want to install, but on installation I get" cannot use this version of 98..use win98 update version" What is the easiest way to install the 98 oem  version without formatting the hard drive?
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by:VanNostrand
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Did you attempt the WIN 3.1 trick of renaming win.com to something else?
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dankh earned 400 total points
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Hi,

    You could do a boot to Dos (make sure you have access to your CD-Rom drive from there) use deltree or del to delete your old Win95 files and folders and run 98s' setup from there via your dos prompt.

Or you can copy the installation files of your 98 cdrom into a folder (i'e 98setup) and go to a dos prompt; deltee or del your old 95 files and folder; and enter you 98setup folder and type "setup."
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