OSR2 to 98

Posted on 1998-11-07
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
I want to upgrade from OSR2 to Windows 98 using the full installation disk. However, a message "cannot upgrade with this version of setup, please obtain upgrade" appears. Is it possible to upgrade using the full disk or not.  Please note that a similar message appears when you try to upgrade from OSR1 to OSR2, but it is possible to modify the setup.inf to to this. Is there a way round the full 98 installation program to bypass this message so that you can carry on with the installation. There is a way, but how, so get your thinking caps on.
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ID: 1647118
1) Create & test a boot floppy with your CDROM drivers installed to it.
2) Remove anything in C:\windows\start menu\programs\startup folder.
3) Rename or delete all instances of WIN.COM on your hard drive.
4) Run setup on the Win98 CD from Dos and change the installation directory to C:\Windows (or whatever the current one is) while upgrading.

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ID: 1647119
Thanks Ralph
are there any other ways of doing the same job?

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ID: 1647120
The 98 installation worked fine, BUT
1 Every now and then the cursor disappears and everything hangs.
2 Also the settings for the display change by itself
3 Also on shutdown, "a fatal exception 0D has occured at 013F:0000067F" message appears, and I have to CTRL+ALT+DEL to exit  

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ID: 1647121
Sounds like a bad video driver to me.  I'd try re-installing it.

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