Can't Upgrade!

My girl frind is using win95-B edition and I'm using win98 secound edition. So I want to upgrade that frinds one with my win98 CD. When I use that CD that program is saying that I can't upgrade that with my CD and it needs an upgrade version of that win95 edition. Is there any way to upgrade that?
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Chester_M_RagelAsked:
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rayt333Commented:
This has turned into a debate, the question was already answered.

"Is there any way to upgrade that"
Rename the file "win.com" to something else like "win.old"
Then you should be able to install Win98
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rayt333Commented:
Rename the file "win.com" to something else like "win.old"
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1cellCommented:
to be honest, I'd leave it with 95.  If you insist upon upgrading, ray's advice will work but the fact that 98 is such a resource hog would make me keep 95 on it.  98 doesn't have that much more than 95 other than a few tools.

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rayt333Commented:
That is good advice from 1cell, I agree with it, but it is your call
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1cellCommented:
wow! two "experts" agreeing with each other!  that doesn't happen every day!
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rayt333Commented:
I was only agreeing because I didn't know any better.   ;>)

If he had Win95a then I would say "upgrade" but Win95b or OSR2 are very stable and unless you needed something that only Win98 supported then stay with the Win95
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smeebudCommented:
My 2 cents:
 98 2nd Edition is far superior than 95b if for nothing else that the
regscan options.

Regards, Bud
http://www.geocities.com/budallen98_98/ 
Bud's Win95 Win98 Tips and Troubleshooter
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smeebudCommented:
Oh, I forgot to add.......if 98 2nd likes your hardware.

be sure to check
http://www.microsoft.com/hcl/default.asp

1st

Regards, Bud
http://www.geocities.com/budallen98_98/ 
Bud's Win95 Win98 Tips and Troubleshooter
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johan041700Commented:
Try what rayt333 is proposing and if that doesn't work, restart your pc in dos mode WITH A BOOTABLE 3,5" DISK and run w98 setup from there. I've tried this once at home and it worked fine. Another thing: if you want w98 to be fast, really fast: try w98lite. It's a program that let's you remove internet explorer, can change the explorer to the w95 explorer, witch is a lot faster.
searching this program???
www.cnet.com
Be careful: i don't think this program is freeware.
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jvronisCommented:
If your seriouse about moving to 98 with 2000 around the corner id suggest that you back up your important stuff and just format and install from scratch

Think about adding a second partition were you can store large downloads or important data. Then when you only have to format c and what ever is on d is still there...
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rayt333Commented:
johan
Very nice, proposing an answer saying you agree with my comment
This is not how we work here, you can say you agree in a comment, please change the proposed answer to a comment.

Chester_M_Ragel
Please reject the proposed answer since he is saying he agrees with an earlier comment, please don't support the points stealers
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smeebudCommented:
"please don't support the points stealers"

Me too.

Regards, Bud
http://www.geocities.com/budallen98_98/ 
Bud's Win95 Win98 Tips and Troubleshooter
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johan041700Commented:
johan changed the proposed answer to a comment
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johan041700Commented:
my apologies a 1000 times, (newbee)
i didn't mean to upset anybody.
can somebody show me a link, or explain how this point thing works? what is the difference between comment & answer?
sorry, and thanks, johan
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rayt333Commented:
johan
It is more of an unwritten protocol between the experts, you should only post an answer when you are 100% sure that is the only correct solution to the problem and this has not been mentioned in a comment by another expert, the best way is to post only comments and let the questioner decide what the solution was and who helped the most is getting that solution. The questioner can accept a comment as the answer.
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Rampage_200Commented:
I did it the old-fashioned way....went from a problematical w95 to w98se+, but to do it I removed all installed software from windows dir to other dirs, then deltree'd c:\windows from dos, then used system floppy w/written config.sys and autoexec.bat to boot, then installed.(Kind of long, isn't it?)
Works fine.
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Rampage_200Commented:
P.S.
The main problem with this is that there's no going back........
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postpressCommented:
Check your CD label and screen printing; also read the notifications and instructions. Some Win98SE CDs will not 'upgrade.' They require a blank, formatted drive.

Good luck.
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emery800Commented:
Rampage_200: You can go back if you rename your windows to windows1 or whatever, and when you install just install in windows. If you don't like your new install just rename at DOS prompt windows to something else and windows1 to windows and you now have your other system back, just depends on how much disk space you have. Dave
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Rampage_200Commented:
Thanks, Emery, but I didn't think he had that much space since win98se is such a pig.....
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wr38Commented:
first .. why upgrading .. why u don't just install all the windows 98 ..if is that becouse u have someprograme installed and u don't wan't to losse it .. then there is someprogrames to copy it with it is registraton like the one comes with the zip units ..
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emery800Commented:
If you haven't done anything drastic yet, I would rething upgrading to 98! As identified above by the majority, I support 100%, that is win95B is a good a fairly stable OS. It is much faster in respnse then 98 and is not a resource HOG as 98 is. I run all of the OS's and in fact I am on the road presently and am running 95B. I do not have many problems with it and it is twice as fast (minimum) as 98. Its a user preference, and you might be wise to wait until the millinium  comes out which is suppose to replace 98. My two cents worth. Later Dave
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smeebudCommented:
Chester,
 I think tyhe reason that people are saying that 98 is so big is that it is slightly larger.

It comes with self-repairing features that 95 will never have.
Emery800's system must have some hardware non-compatability to make
his 98 1/2 as slow as his 95.

98 is particular to HC (hardware Compatability).
Simply abide by the The Hardware Compatibility List

The Microsoft Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) work with hardware
manufacturers to ensure device drivers are tested to be compatible with Windows. The Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) contains all of the hardware that passes this testing.
Some HCL devices contain drivers on the WHQL Web site.
Hardware Testing at Microsoft
http://www.microsoft.com/hwtest/ 

Regards, Bud
http://www.geocities.com/budallen98_98/ 
Bud's Win95 Win98 Tips and Troubleshooter
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emery800Commented:
rayt333 your right! The answer was provided to the above question and I suppose we could have left it at that. The problem is that you can let someone go ahead and do what the asker is thinking about, even though his question has been answered, or also warn him that just because it the latest and greatest doesn't mean it really is the greatest and the best move he can make! I know I have a resource problem running 98SE, part of it is because of 98 and another is that I run Office 2000 and winfax pro 9.0. These are all terrible resource hogs. I live with it, however, if I was still running a clean win95B compared to a clean 98 I would state 95B runs twice as fast and is just about equal in reliability compared to 98SE. Bottom line didn't mean to debate this issue here, your right! Please except my apology! I enjoy fixing not debating! Later, Dave
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rayt333Commented:
emery800
sorry wasn't pointing fingers at anyone, I just meant the question was getting lost. We have heard any feedback for awhile from Chester, so I thought it was time to do something else. Don't feel I was pointing at you in particular, I was part of it too. ;>)
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emery800Commented:
:>)
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smeebudCommented:
Well it's partly my fault too emery,

I just thought I'd throw in my 2 cents.

Didn't mean to start a debate.

All is well::))

Regards, Bud
http://www.geocities.com/budallen98_98/ 
Bud's Win95 Win98 Tips and Troubleshooter
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emery800Commented:
Hey! I enjoy the teamwork you all bring! The old saying is "As a team we are unbeatable" The part also I enjoy is that for us that have learned by hands on we can learn a lot from you that have dealt with other aspects. Great to be part of the team!! :>) Later
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