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I'm working with a "testbed" computer, which can be messed up.  I can always restore any of three (English) Windows systems easily.

I'm trying to install Japanese Windows98 on a hard drive that currently contains (English) Windows95.  I get an error message: "Windows Character Set Mismatch, you have to install Windows into a clean directory".

How do I do that?  Appreciate any help. -- Norm
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by:compmania
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Are you trying to install over it or in a new dir?
Try renaming the win.com file (from a boot disk startup) to winx.com and when you install W98 change it from c:\windows.001 to c:\windows
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tommy_b earned 50 total points
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From my own experience, u need to have a Jap Win98 full pack or upgrade pack.
then u can install into a PC with Win95 Eng version.
It will be better to install into a "clean" PC cause the command.com is different from Eng to Jap.
good luck!!!
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by:npnp
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Thank you both.  My set of Japanese windows disks included 3 floppys.  I set up another computer in English side by side with this one, went to DOS, and tried each of the J floppys until I found the "first" setup one.  Then I worked the two computers in parallel, so as to tell which buttons said what. The parallel was not exact, but close enough to get the thing in and working.

After installation, and trying our application, the Japanese windows reported one DLL out of date, which I simply replaced.

The entire experience was rather like solving a cryptogram.  Took a while.  Told my boss it would have been cheaper to hire a Japanese consultant for a day!
-- Norm
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by:tommy_b
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I hope u can manage to get it done !!!

I used to install both Jap & Eng Win 95/98 for my company (working in a jap factory env.), so i am quite used to it.

I noticed that u need to have a bootup diskette in both Jap / Eng with this program inside :-format,fdisk,sys,mscdex

When u install (jap/eng) Win95/98 into a PC, u will require the bootup disk to fdisk PC, format it, and then install Win95/98 into the PC. Also to help u in the missing files /.DLL, u can copy the *.CAB files into a subfolder inside C:\win98, so when program ask for a certain win file, just point it to C:\WIN98.

Hope that, it will greatly simplify your installation process.

tommy_b
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by:npnp
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tommy_b:  I appreciate your remarks.  I am communicating with our customers in Japan, and have been told that installing the exact same version of Windows on a PC here, and a PC there, will not yield an exact duplicate operating environment because the underlying DOS is different!  

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