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Trying to install win98(cd version) over win95 and get ERROR Message(Setup must be able to create short filenames with numeric tails for files with names longer then 8 characters
Enable this option and try setup again)
Any Suggestions?
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Thats a bug with Win98 install. Easy fix at MS site.
Dont remember the fix at the moment, but will get back to you.
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Here's the fix

Use Registry Editor to delete the NameNumericTail string value in the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem
Restart your computer.
Run Windows 98 Setup again.

Here's the link
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q179/3/70.ASP?LNG=ENG&SA=ALLKB&FR=0

If you dont know how to edit the registry, ping back for directions or have a friend that does, do it for you.

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