WIN98 SE setup

I have installed WIN98 on my system. Now I want to install WIN98 SE but I get error message that the Setup did not find files needed, reinstall Win98 and then run setup again.

What is Win98 SE needs and how can I fix it?

Can Win98 Se be installed from Win95 without first setting up Win98 regular edition?

Thaanks.
jhussainAsked:
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tlikCommented:
No !
If you can, format your drive or delete all files in Windows folder before install Win98SE.
Tell me a whole error message. Exactly !
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rayt333Commented:
Can Win98 Se be installed from Win95 without first setting up Win98 regular edition?

This depends on the version of Win98SE you have:

Win98SE Retail upgrade version- will upgrade any version of Windows without upgrading to Win98 first

Win98SE OEM version- will install on bare HD only and not upgrade existing Windows

Win98SE $20 upgrade version- Will only install on computer running Win98
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m4000Commented:
1. Make a directory on C:> md win98
2. copy d:\win98\*.* c:\win98
3. reboot
4. hit F8 and go to command prompt only
5. cd \windows
6. del win.com
7. go to c:\win98
8. run setup

This will work.
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jhussainAuthor Commented:
I tried by reformating the disk using win98 startup disk and then loading the win98 full cd version and then win98 se. No luck. I tried to run setup from win98 se on a bare drive but the erro message says that it will run only in windos. This means I have to load win98 first and that option also does not work.
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rayt333Commented:
jhussain
What version of Win98SE do you have?

If the proposed answer didn't help then please reject it and more "experts" may try to help, as long as the question is locked then most "experts" will not offer their help
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jhussainAuthor Commented:
Itried it and same results. My Win98Se readme file says, load win98 standard edition first before loading se. I do that on a new drive but when se's setup is run, it comes back and says files needed for win98 are not present. Load win98 full cd.
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rayt333Commented:
Do you have the right upgrade for your version of Win98?
You cannot use the $20 upgrade version with a OEM version of Win98
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jhussainAuthor Commented:
As far as I know I have the full cd version loaded. How to find out what I have on the system? And how to find out that the Se is what version?

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rayt333Commented:
Was your Win98 preinstalled?
Where did you get the copy of Win98SE?
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rayt333Commented:
It does make a differencs what version of each you have in order to use the upgrade to Win98SE
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jhussainAuthor Commented:
I have a full cd win98 from a frien which I installed and the SE readme file says to install first full cd version and the se. My se has April 1999 date on it. I got this also from a friend. I am configuring a HD for him.  
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rayt333Commented:
jhussain
That info is kinda evasive or just misses the point, some versions of Win98SE will only work with certain versions of Win98, this has been explained above several times with request from you as to what version (of each) you have??? Since you seem very reluctant to answer this then I can only assume that the two versions are not able to work together.

Win98 OEM will only work with Win98SE from your OEM or buy the full or upgrade version (not the $20 upgrade)
Since it sounds like the version of Win98SE you have is the $20 version and you are trying to install it over an OEM full version then this will not work, you must buy the retail upgrade version to use
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jhussainAuthor Commented:
I guess I accept rayt333's explanations. But I still would like to know if I get a systen which has win98 loaded by some one, how to find out which type , OEM, retail, etc. it is.

 
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rayt333Commented:
With Win95 this was easy to tell since the registration number had the letters OEM in it but not Win98, there is no way of telling from the number now, I guess Microsoft expects you to just know this. As long as you have the installation disk then you can tell but if that is lost then it is just a guess.
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