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I was in the process of setting up my computer and I lost windows 98. I bought the tower from a friend of mine and it came with windows 98. I have a windows 98 disk and it will not install.

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    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    what error message if any are you getting ?

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With cd in rom
restart hit F7 during restart
highlight boot from cd press enter
let me know if that helped
if not what message are you getting

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This guide describes how to upgrade a Microsoft Microsoft Windows 98-based, or Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition-based client that has user profiles to a Microsoft Windows XP-based client.
The following steps enable the Windows 98 and Windows Millennium Edition (Me) profiles to be retained throughout the process.
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You have to go into your BIOS and select booting from Disk not hard drive when i say disk i mean either the cdrom or dvd disk players attached to your motherboard. also you can get a boot disk to try that at the link below.

http://www.allbootdisks.com/download/98.html

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I have windows me 98 and I can not download mircosoft words or update the computer. I know in the end I will have to buy a disk to update the computer. I was wondering if there is anything else I can...


I'm very sorry to tell you, but anything below Windows 2000 is no longer supported.

Microsoft announced back in July 11th 2006, that they will no longer support them.

I would highly recommend getting a new computer. JUST THE TOWER. You can still use your mouse, keyboard, monitor, speakers.

If your computer came with windows 98, it is very old. If you try and upgrade your operating system to xp, your system will run very slow unless you upgrade your hardware. And its really not worth it.

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Most netgear adapters will work.
They're around £20 and will connect to pretty much everything =)
They work on windows, from 98 i think. So aslong as the old tower has a sort-of up to date OS then it'll connect for you :)

Hope it helps.
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Please reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following:
To go into Safe mode -- Press F8 key as soon as the PC restarts.
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On the black screen >>> Safe Mode With Networking(for internet Access).
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Have you tried booting the system with the restore disk, well it should reformat the system before it installs a fresh copy of windows 98 so you should back-up data before proceeding and check the boot sequence in your bios, set the first boot device to CD/DVD.

I hope this helps:)

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if the windows xp isn't an upgrade from 98 then it will install on your computer over the 98 without problem, bearing in mind that all information on the disk will be lost once you format it with the disk, but if it's an upgrade disk you might have to check with your friends to see if they have the same version of 98, the other thing if the computer came with 98 installed the product key should be on the case on the back or the side is normal postioning for this altho some techs use to put in the inside of the case.
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do a google for "lost windows log in password"

i am sure you will find something to help.

good luck
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