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I have an older computer and it takes windows 98, what i need to know is how to down load the 98 boot disk onto a cd that is in the lap top it has no floopy disk, my computer has been up graded with windowsxp but i cant even get it to go any where

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Www.bootdisk.com try that, but if you had xp on it then get into the bios or press f.1.2 at post & switch it to "boot from cd"(make sure your xp disk is in). It should re-boot & ask to press any key to boot from cd. Continue from there. Trying to put '98 on without a floppy drive can be tricky to say the least. You'll need to find a way to load the windows dos based cd driver, from a cd just to get to the next step of the install. Avoid using 98 unless you really,really need it.

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