win98 in a drive that has someting on it

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im trying to put win98se on my 40gig drive. how would i do that
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If it has something on it, then we can assume it is foematted fat32 or fat16
then you just need to setup w98
boot to a w98 boot disk
you can get one at
it will be one file, double click on it, and let it create the boot floppy
boot to the floppy, choose cd support
make note of the drive letter assigned to the cd (usually e:)
then from the prompt type
where e: is the letter assigned the cd
Or go into the bios, make your cdrom your first boot device, and restart with the windows cd in the drive. Actually you could try just putting the windows cdrom in the cdrom drive and rebooting - modern pc's check the cdrom drive for bootable disks. If it does boot from cdrom choose "start windows setup" from the boot menu.
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