Upgrading to win98 se

Posted on 2002-04-10
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I have windows 98 installed and I want to upgrade to windows 98 second edition. I have a windows 98 second edition oem disk that I want to use to upgrade (I do not want to do a clean install). When I try to upgrade, I get a message saying that I need a windows 98 se upgrade disk. I know there is a way around this problen by deleting some files in the windows directory, but I am not sure which ones. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Question by:dmoore2
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Rename Win.com to Win.old, and that should do it.

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Tried that and it did not work.
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I've seen various questions like yours with that answer, but here's another answer I've seen:

Suggested method for upgrading from Microsoft Windows 98 to Windows 98 Second Edition:

within the windows directory, renaming IEMIGRAT.DLL to IEMIGRAT.old

boot off a windows 98 startup floppy (to create one, navigate to my computer-control panel-add remove
programs - create startup disk)  This will allow us to have CDROM support in DOS.

Place the disk in the floppy and restart your computer....

Navigate to your CDROM, which will be one drive letter greater than normal
setup /nd

This will replace all the older system files with the newer system files.

NOTE: Be sure that your bios level anti-virus is disabled well running setup.  Also, if your computer
says anything about a drive overlay, or EZ-BIOS at boot, disregard *all* steps, as they can break drives
that are running a overlay.  Also, disregard if you have a compressed drive, using such utilities as
Norton Disk Compression...  If you do have any of the above mentioned, it is very likely that you will
have massive dataloss...
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LeeTutor earned 200 total points
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Here's a website I found with more info on upgrading with an OEM full version:


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