Win98 CD

Posted on 2000-04-26
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
Everytime I install a new hardware device it asks for the Win98 CD, how do I copy the CD to my HD and make the setup look for it there instead of me putting the CD in the CD-Rom.
Question by:DJ123
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rayt333 earned 200 total points
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First go into Windoze explorer and go to C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\CABS, if this folder is not there then create it, then copy all the cab file from the Win98 CD and put them here.

1.Start the Registry Editor
2.Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \CurrentVersion \ Setup
3.In the right-hand pane find the SourcePath key
4.Double-click this key and change the location for your Windows 98 files to "C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\CABS
5.Close the registry editor
Now it should look here for the files it needs first, if there are not there then it will ask for the CD

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Try just coping the WIN98 folder from the CD to your HD the rest of the CD you shouldn't need for Hardware installations. I believe it will look to your drive before it asks for the CDROM,  

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Sorry Ray close timing!!
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Expert Comment

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You could could copy the entire CD to the HD and put that path it the "sourcepath key" too
But I wouldn't put that on the C drive if you have another one, this way you could format the C: drive and reinstall from another HD or Partition. (if you have 2 HD's or partitions)
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First create a directory and copy the 98 setup files!!

For an exaple the directory you've create called "d:\win98"

Sec' run "regedit" from "start->run"
and go to the Key and change the value name:"SourcePath" to the directory!!
Value Name: SourcePath
Data Type: REG_SZ
Data: D:\WIN98

Simple ha

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Boy I would say close timing   LOL

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Let me try this and get back to you.

You guys are unbelievable!

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Worked like a charm

And thanks to the others for their time too.

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