Can a Windows 98 UPGRADE disk stand alone for a new hard drive reinstall?
Posted on 2004-10-30
Greetings wise wizards of Experts Exchange:
I am helping a friend with a rather ancient PC, a Gateway 2000 which originally came with Windows 95; he eventually purchased the Windows 98 upgrade, which worked well for many years. Now, his hard drive has crashed, and I picked up a new one (a Maxtor) that is supported from XP all the way down to Windows 98, second edition. I'm going to attempt to breath life into this artifact, by reloading all his software onto the new hard drive. My question is:
Will a Windows 98 UPGRADE disk act as a stand-alone operating system disk for an install, or will it require a previous version of Windows in which to operate?