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Posted on 2004-05-01
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Hello All, I am going to try and do a clean install of Win98 in my daughters PC. Hers is a Gateway and mine is a Micron. Now I have reinstalled Win98 in my Micron PC many times.
Thanks to the Experts helping me. I made a [boot up floppy] which I use on my Micron...
Question is "can I use this same Boot Up Floppy Disk" on my daughters Gateway PC???
Or do I have to make one for her Gateway PC?? If I do need to make a new one, could you tell me where I can go to get it.

Thanks, pupuli
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by:stafi
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no need to make a new one. also you can boot from 98 cd.
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Hi pupuli,

> Question is "can I use this same Boot Up Floppy Disk" on my daughters Gateway PC???
You don't need a boot floppy if your BIOS is able to be set to boot from the cd-rom. Check for that.

If your BIOS can not be set to boot from a cd-rom, you can just boot with every win98 bootdisk to be able to start the win98 setup, if you don't have a bootdisk (or you don't trust the one you have) get a general one from http://www.bootdisk.com

Greetings,

LucF
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by:ico2
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if this is a windows 98 or msdos boot floppy then it should work just fine. try booting from the floppy and see what happens.
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by:pupuli
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I should have been more to the point...I will format the HD then clean install Win98.
Thanks for the info....will give it a shot Sunday 5/2/04.
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