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Installing Win98 again on Exited Dos Os

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Hi,
I installed Dos Os In my Computer,
after Sometimes i installed Win 98 in my computer  but at now
My Win 98 does not work Properly.
I want to install win 98 again.
Each Two oses Use Same Primary Partition(on C drive)
I dont want to Remove Dos.
How can i Install Win 98 that Dont effect on Dos os?

Ps:
I dont Want to Install dos os Again.


Thanks
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Dual-Booting MS-DOS 5.x or Later or PC-DOS 5.x or 6.x

Versions of MS-DOS earlier than 5.0 require that the first three sectors of the Io.sys file reside in the first three sectors of the data area of the hard disk. MS-DOS versions 5.0 and later do not have this requirement. It is this flexibility that allows you to dual-boot between Windows 98 and an earlier version of MS-DOS or PC-DOS.

When you install Windows 98 on a computer running MS-DOS version 5.0 or later, Setup preserves the Io.sys, Msdos.sys, Command.com, Autoexec.bat, and Config.sys files from your previous operating system by renaming them to Io.dos, Msdos.dos, Command.dos, Autoexec.dos, and Config.dos. If you choose to install Windows 95 in a new folder, Setup automatically adds the line "BootMulti=1" to the Msdos.sys file so that the computer can dual- boot Windows 98 and MS-DOS. If the Io.dos, Msdos.dos, or Command.dos file is removed from the computer, moved to a folder other than the root folder of the boot drive, or becomes damaged, you cannot boot your previous operating system.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;121963&Product=w98
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by:gomrok
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hi,
Thanks
My Main purpose is:
I have Win98 at now,
But i want to move win98 Completely and Install again win98 After Complete ReMoving,

what Pre Works Should I do for keeping my Last Dos(6.22) and Removing Win98 from My computer
and installing again win98 After Removing it For this issue?
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When you install Windows 98 in a new folder, Windows 98 Setup ignores previously installed programs and registry settings.

Restart your computer by using the Windows 98 Startup disk, and then choose Start Computer With CD-ROM Support on the Windows 98 Startup menu.
Insert your Windows 98 CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive, type the following command at the command prompt, and then press ENTER

drive:

where drive is the drive letter of your CD-ROM drive.

To prevent other support issues from occurring, rename the Program Files folder. To do so, type the following commands at the command prompt, pressing ENTER after each line:

cd\
c:\windows\command\move progra~1 oldprog

In order to use "Windows" as the name of the folder in which Windows 98 is installed, rename the existing Windows folder. To do so, type the following commands at the command prompt, pressing ENTER after each line:

cd\
c:\windows\command\move windows oldwin

Insert your Windows 98 CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive, type the following command at the command prompt, and then press ENTER

drive:\setup

where drive is drive letter of your CD-ROM drive.

Follow the instructions on the screen. When you are prompted to provide a destination folder for Windows 98, click Other Directory, and then click Next.
When you receive the following prompt, click Yes:


If you install Windows 98 in a new directory, you must reinstall all of your Windows-based programs to make them work properly under Windows 98.

You cannot run your programs under Windows 98 by copying .grp and .ini files from your Windows directory.

Do you want to continue?


Follow the instructions on the screen to finish installing Windows 98.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;193902&Product=w98

After the new Windows 98 installation is working properly you can delete the oldprog and oldwin folders.
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