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start PC in DOS, if you hard drive is drive C then enter FORMAT C: it will prompt you that you will lose all information. type yes. after formating, either boot from the CD, to set Boot options it is in your PCs BIOS, it says something like change settings, when you start computer, then find boot, then set CD as primary Boot then hard drive. put windows disk as soon as you turn machine on and go from there, it is all self explanitory from there. if not while in DOS, change letter from C: to D: by typing in D: and punch in DIR. look for win 98,or setup. copy this, then enter it. it should start from there.

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Q: How do you reformat Windows 98 SE?
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How do you delete Windows 98?

Reformat the drive

What is windows SE?

Windows 98 second edition

Can you upgrade to Windows 98 SE from Windows 95?


Is windows 98 SE newer than windows 7 Home Premium?

No - after Windows 98 came Windows Me & Windows 2000 - then Windows 7.

What does the 'SE' in Windows 98 SE stand for?

Second Edition. There were two separate releases of Windows 98. The second edition is slightly updated and has improved USB support.

Which is newer windows xp or windows 98SE?

Windows XP is newer, it came out in 2001, Windows 98 SE came out around '98 to 2000.

When did Windows 98 SE first come out?


Can Windows XP Home Edition be used to upgrade Windows 98 SE?


Does Windows 98 SE work on an AMD Athlon?


What Microsoft Windows operating systems support USB?

USB is supported by Windows 95B and 95C, Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and windows 7

What is the difference between Windows 9x and Windows 98?

"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.

Which two operating systems can be upgraded to Windows XP Home?

Windows 98 SEWindows NT workstation

What is the difference between UNIX 95 and UNIX 98?

Since there isn't a UNIX 95 or UNIX 98 per se, I think you are referring to Windows 95 or Windows 98..

How can you downgrade from Windows XP to Windows 98 SE without formatting your hard drive and leaving all files intact?

There is no way to downgrade from Windows XP to Windows 98 without formatting.

Can a unused windows 98 se upgrade disk be activated today?

Windows 98 discs do not need to be activated, and yes, they can still be used to upgrade an older installation of Windows.

What is the latest version of Adobe Flash Player for Windows 98 SE?

The last version of Adobe Flash Player that will run on Windows 98 is

What is an ME system?

That is just a computer using Windows Millennial Edition, which is essentially just a modified version of Windows 98. Windows 98 SE was quite buggy, and Windows ME had an even worse reputation for bugs.

How do you remove a bogus copy of windows x p and install a window 98 original?

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.

Does Windows 98 SE support USB 2.0?

Windows 98 SE does not include support for USB 2.0, as it predates it. However, USB 2.0 controllers and devices can be used at their full speed by installing drivers from the manufacturer of the controller.

What are the system requirements for Windows 98 SE?

The system requirements for Windows 98 SE are the same as those of Windows 98.486DX-66 or faster processor16 MB of RAM (24 recommended)165 - 355 MB of free space, depending on software selected3.5" floppy driveVGA video card

What computer board supports Windows 98 SE?

Windows 98 Second Addition ran on a number of different motherboards. The main thing was if the motherboard had drivers that would work under Windows 98. In some cases, Windows 95 or Windows ME drivers would be satisfactory substitutions. The main types of boards that supported Windows 98 SE were either Socket 7 (Intel Pentium and AMD K6, K6/2, K6/3) or Socket A (AMD Duron and Athlon).

How do you tell the difference between Windows 98 SE and Windows 98?

Right-click "My Computer" and select "Properties." Under "System, it will have a build number. SE will also say "Second Edition." If the build number is 4.10.1998, you have the first edition. If the build number is 4.10.2222, you have the second edition (SE).

Can you reformat a floppy disk in Windows 98?

You can open "My Computer", right-click on the floppy, and select "Format". Or, open up a command window and type FORMAT A:

What versions of Internet Explorer are available for Windows 98?

Windows 98 originally shipped with Internet Explorer 4. Windows 98 SE shipped with Internet Explorer 5. IE 5.5 was made available when it was released as well (this was bundled with Windows ME). The last version of Internet Explorer to run on Windows 98 is IE 6 SP1, which shipped with Windows XP SP1 in 2002.

Can you upgrade Windows 98 SE to Windows Vista?

Not directly. You would need to format the hard drive and install Vista from scratch. Note that the very best computers that shipped with Windows 98 SE, Windows 2000, or Windows ME are scraping the very bottom of Vista's minimum system requirements. It may not be a very cost effective upgrade to install Windows Vista on such an old computer.