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98 installation

Posted on 1998-12-01
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greetings. Installed 98 over 95 and it worked fine. I read a clean install is better, so like a fool, i reformatted and tried a clean install. Had problems{cuoldnt find setup cab file}. My 98 disk might be damaged{scratched}. If i get a new disk, do you recommend a clean install? Is it that much better? If i do it over 95, 95 will be a new install also. Thanks for your help.
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by:whoami
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If you dont mind reformatting your hard disk and are going to buy a new disk you might as well do a clean install it  just eliminates problems that could occur from an upgrade.
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YEs, if you did a full install already, Just get a new CD and then it will continue to Install On safe Mode, that means that the Installation will be continued where it was left.I think you mean that your Installation didnt finish;so, when you do it again it will keep installing where it was left, remember to choose the
safe mode Installation. Also, if you want and you do not have anything important do a reformat and Install it again. It might take about 10 minutes to FORMAT again. and you might be happier by doing that . By assuring it is the first installation. Call Microsoft and tell them your Cd is damage and they usually send you a replacement CD, it might cost you about 10 to 20 Bucks for shipping and replacement. Cheaper than buying the whole thing again. I believe you just tell them you SERIAL number and wait about 3 days for the CD to arrive. even NEXT DAY i think got to pay more of course if you are in ahurry like anything else.
Good luck. When you format try to do it in FAT32 if it is FAT32 already just leave it like that. GOOD LUCK
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by:mike12854
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istal, how do i do  the formatting in the fat32. I am pretty sure it is already that way. how can i be sure?
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by:istal112898
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REBOOT, then press F8, in C: , type FDISK, choose PARtition Information, and then it will say C: 1000 MEGS(Whatever) FAT16 or FAT32 and thats how you find out in DOS, since you cant do it from WINDOWS, you have to do it from DOS
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