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Aug 18, 2013 #16 cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,809 +3,048 bazz2004 said: ↑ That sounds exactly right but it's that strange combined DD/Floppy that's the problem. During the process of installing Win98SE I would like to try a dual-boot set-up with Win XP. Finding and installing hardware drivers is going to be more difficult, and finding peripherals that work with 98SE is going to be more difficult. I need to downgrade. check over here

Jeff jeffbehr, Sep 26, 2008 #1 flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor Joined: May 12, 2002 Messages: 72,209 It shouldn't be necessary to downgrade from XP to 98SE to run games that Aug 16, 2013 #14 SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,715 +397 Yeah. Press "1" to create a new DOS partition. I know this might be confusing for you, but in effect an expert could use the disk you have, boot from the floppy (giving you a DOS install) and could then https://forums.techguy.org/threads/help-needed-on-downgrading-from-xp-to-w98.753682/

It was difficult, time consuming and I gave up with a 98 installation that looked fine but lacked graphics acceleration. d. Advertisement Recent Posts Word List Game #14 cwwozniak replied Feb 10, 2017 at 10:47 AM Asus Router: wrong static or... If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

More on the disk you have purchased. How can I do it? In the manual it talks only about FAT file systems so I would assume that FAT is the original file system and the computer file system was converted to NTFS during Jul 15, 2013 #2 gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,425 +77 For USB sticks, you will need a driver.

From scratch. Reboot your computer with the Windows 98 CDROM in the drive b. There is no room for a combo drive. Get More Information In my previous attempts to make progress the bios has been configured correctly to boot from floppy or CD RoM as required.

DoubleHelix, Sep 26, 2008 #4 This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Other then that, I'll be waiting and hoping for Vista Tom Bishop September 20, 2006 10:40 AM I spent hours with microsoft KB and had zero success. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Helping people with computers...

one answer at a time. http://www.computing.net/answers/windows-95/i-need-to-downgrade-xp-to-windows-95/170668.html i am still going to upgrade but is there a way to downgrade my computer if i dont get on with it? Personally, I think you're giving up a lot of good use of that desktop by downgrading to 98SE. ------------------------------------------------------------------- flavallee, Sep 26, 2008 #2 Old Rich Joined: Jan 17, 2003 instert either your 98 98se or me cd in the drive type you drive letter usually d:\ 6.

It also should be somewhat easy to find on google. 1. check my blog Sep 12, 2013 #20 (You must log in or sign up to reply here.) Show Ignored Content Similar Topics Will a Win ME CD key work with Win 98SE? I always copied Windows 98 setup folder to C:\Windows\Win98, and installed from there. After "retiring" in 2001, Leo started Ask Leo!

Advertisements do not imply our endorsement of that product or service. Jul 19, 2013 #7 Christ67 TS Rookie Try creating a boot disk cd? When the disk is put in the drive a flashing disk icon appears next to the cursor, "properties" show a full disk graphic with no used space and no free space, this content It was one of the first to have Windows 98 installed.

Katie Bedford wonders if she can install Windows 98 over the existing copy of Windows XP on her laptop? once the floppy is done reading the driver it will tell you what cd roms you have 5. It's a case of direct access to the hardware.

NTFS is the current file system but I cannot be sure if it was converted from FAT during the XP installation or if it was originally set this way.

Your XP programs won't run so you'll have to find old versions that can read your data. The particular program I want to run will give the full benefits only if run with true MS-DOS, not DOS-in-WINDOWS and WIN 95 and WIN 98 have been recommended. You would have to re-save your data in old formats that Windows 98 programs can read, and back it up. it a three disk set (driver, operating systems and applcations) it usually takes several times to get it to the screen that allows you to change the format.

If you have multiple hard drives press "5" to change to the installation hard drive. TIA Jul 15, 2013 #1 cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,809 +3,048 Telegraphman said: ↑ In addition this model of Dell laptop has one slot only for floppy drive Jul 17, 2013 #4 gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,425 +77 As I understand you, the floppy drive will boot, alternatively you can plug in a CD which will read fine, have a peek at these guys If the applications you mention can do this would you please give me a pointer to where they are available so that I can check them out.

Some manufacturers aren't even supporting Windows 2000 or XP. Yes, my password is: Forgot your password? And on the subject of the Win 98 installation disk, I think you must be correct about it being faulty. There was support on the VM forum and I did wonder about trying downloading some of the earlier VMPlayers from the archive to experiment.

Notenboom has been playing with computers since he was required to take a programming class in 1976. Leo May 1, 2005 12:18 PM It's the same approach as outlined in the article, except that the reformat isn't required, though I'd still recommend it. It is possible to to go back to Windows 98 even if the "hard disk configuration has been changed," but you should be aware that this will result in the loss There's several commercial tools around which read+write ntfs partitions from DOS,and atleast with one of them softs,you can install WIN98 on NTFS partition.

If my memory serves me, no CD of Win98se had any special marking - the hologram was on the packaging - the box, or inside on a manual with a hologram From scratch. Some taster here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VMware_Player (free) but the eventual virtual OS, if it is a version of Windows, is not free and needs to be licensed and be properly installed from genuine Win98-yes, XP-no.

Install 98. Also, you should be able to use some (most?) of your existing programs and data. They installed XP without reformatting the hard drive so Windows 98 still remains. under d:\ type setup the press enter 7.

I read the uninstall instructions and it says that Windows XP-Pro cannot be uninstalled if the hard disk configuration has been changed: if FAT has been converted to NTFS. Otherwise, you may have to find someone with an old Windows 98 machine laying around. • Comments on this entry are closed. Your methode worked Great. Get win98se up first.

Either a CD or a floppy can be used, but not both.