Posted on 2000-03-25
Right so... here's the scenario.
Got an old PC from work and I want to give it to me mommy...
Problem is, the PC has got Windows NT installed on it, which is a bit top heavy for a user like my mom. So I want to install Windows 98 on it for her. And that's where I've got a problem.
I can't run the setup program from Windows NT. It simply says it can't do it. The setup program needs to be run from MS-DOS or Windows 95.
Right. Now I'm completely screwed. If I reboot the PC it gives me two boot options: A, C and C, A. Fat lot of good that is. So I can't even boot from the CD.
Not that would be much use anyway: the version of Windows 98 I want to install is the Dutch version from an MSDN cd. That CD can't boot anyway.
Even if I get a floppy, I guess that won't be much use to me, as then I'll only have access to the floppy drive and the hard drive, but not to the CD-ROM.
Is there a way I can set up a floppy so that I can boot from it and access my CD rom drive so I can actually run the setup program?