This is a pretty drastic process and takes several hours. If you have system slow downs and ongoing bugs you may be able to repair with software tools (see here), however that said, on with the show. The procedure will decimate the data on your C: drive, so it's crucial that you back up all the data you don't want to lose. Don't forget items like e-mail data and address books (see: How to backup e-mail.). Back up all your documents including your "My Documents" folder and all the data you've stored on your Windows Desktop which you'll find in c:\Windows\Desktop or c:\Windows\Profiles\\desktop, where is your Windows log-on. Don't worry about backing up programs that you can reinstall later, unless you want a complete backup of your C: drive in the event of a problem. Now, create a boot disk. Creating a Windows 98 boot disk is easy. If Windows 98 came factory-installed with your machine then one may have been supplied with your documentation. If not, you can create one through the Control Panel. In Windows, go to Add/Remove Programs and click the "StartUp Disk" tab and click the "Create Disk" button. It will create a boot disk on a blank floppy for you with CD-ROM support. This is important, as you'll need access to your CD-ROM drive to do a new Windows98 install. Once the boot disk is created, test it to see if you can access your CD-ROM drive. To do this reboot the machine with the floppy disk in the floppy drive and when the machine restarts choose "Start with CD-ROM support". At the prompt type d: and hit the Enter key. If the machine responds with D:\> you are in business. Next type "format c:" without the quotes (and hit ENTER). The C: drive (main hard drive) will then be wiped clean. Once the reformat is finished put your Windows CD-ROM disk in the CD-ROM drive, and type "D:\setup" at the prompt. Once Windows is finished installing, reinstall your backup software and restore your data to the hard drive.
Windows 98 startup disk has some useful utilities and can be used to repair Windows 98 without any additional drives. A floppy which was created by format A s, just have loader, and couple system files to be able to boot MSDOS.
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It depends on what kind of hardware you have. There is no direct upgrade from 98 to Vista. You'll have to basically format the drive and do a clean installation.
Windows 98 is the operating system. It does not dictate the physical format of the computer, nor what hardware is included in it beyond its basic system requirements. Thus, a computer with Windows 98 installed may or may not have USB ports.
you shouldn't have to format a cd-rw just save files to it
at a c promts C:\ type in format C: the line will look like this C:\format C: It will ask you if you want to format your drive. Yes is go, No is keep what you have. You had better have a boot disk or you will end up with an empty computer. Boot from the windows 98 CD first, then format the C drive as described above.
Windows 98 home publishing is for Windows 98. Windows 98 programs don't work well on Windows XP sometimes.
Insert your Windows 98 CD and reboot your computer. Begin the Windows 98 setup process. It will tell you that it does not recognize the filesystem on the hard drive, and will ask you to reformat it. Do so. It will then format the hard drive and reboot the computer. Start the setup program again, and follow the on-screen prompts to install Windows 98.
There are no unique features of Windows 98, nothing is unique about Windows 98.
It is not recommended that you downgrade. Were you to downgrade, you would just insert the 98 install disk and format over XP or maybe make a partition. But instead, you should download VirtualBox onto XP and install Windows 98 within VirtualBox as a virtual guest computer.
Windows 98 came out in the year of 1998 that's why it's windows 98.
That is not possible. if you want to install Windows 98, you will need a Windows 98 CD.
Any of the new desktops can be used for this purpose. You will be able to convert the files over to the new format.
difference between Windows 98 and Windows 95
What is the difference between windows 3.11 and and windows 98
Windows 98 does not include a firewall.
Probably 1,000, depending on each format?
Probably up to 1,000, depending on each format!
Probably 1,000 as maximum, depending on whatever format?
Windows 98 comes with no tools to format a CD, but there are several free programs that can be used. You can find them in the Related links section below.
You can open "My Computer", right-click on the floppy, and select "Format". Or, open up a command window and type FORMAT A:
"Windows 9x" is the collective term for all operating systems in the 16/32-bit hybrid family. These are Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, and Windows ME. Windows 98 refers to a specific member or two members of this family.
You can install XP at 98 direct. Means there is no requirement to format 98. Go into your computer's BIOS and set the master boot device as the CD ROM drive. Insert the winxp disk and restart. From the screen that appears you should be able to format the Hard drive, convert the file system from FAT32 into NTFS, and install windows XP.