Does anyone knows some tricks to make the installation possible all the same, but without destroyng the operating system, obviously.....Very very very grateful for any help A trick we used in the shop when I used to work as a tech to upgrade 98 with 98SE OEM was to simply go to your Windows dir and delete
However, because I assume you have all the necessary licenses and I don't exactly know the contents of the EULA, I'll leave it be..the trick is quite old actually We only used it with OEMs in rare circumstances.
Most common exmaple, a customer would buy a new machine from us complete with a OEM license of Windows... For friends who are reading this thread, just remember to firstly delete the file win.com, than reboot from win98 emergencyfloppy, and run setup from there. Is it possible to down grade using that option too ?
this might be a daft question but i am a newbie to anything related to os.. I presume something was changed, or not carried over, during installation of 98SE OEM.
The Registry and INF have not provided any clues, (but I DID rename the Ethernet adapter INF file and then reinstalled 98SE; still no dice).
Then, install Windows 98SE in the same directory that 98 is installed.
Since is gone, it won't complain about being an upgrade and it will still use the existing registry and program files so you won't have to re-install a thing.They wanted to use their data from another system and just have us Ghost it over and upgrade it. When installation prompts you where to install the system files, pay attention to edit the destination directory, in order to use exactly the same where windows was (example: if the installation propose C:windows.000, you just delete the last digits, and make the destination directory become C:windows). i have win ME and would like to go back to win 98 as win me doesnt have dos support for my older games... Originally posted by tinku Is it possible to down grade using that option too ?We did check into the legality of this, and everything checked out clean. this might be a daft question but i am a newbie to anything related to os.. i have win ME and would like to go back to win 98 as win me doesnt have dos support for my older games... Dear Caveman and Mikealfa: I tried the "delete win.com" trick and everything went fine, i.e., all software still works as before, all settings were preserved, and no reinstallation of software was required, with the exception that (BUT) now I can no longer access the Internet or my e-mail through Internet Explorer 6.0, Outlook Express and Outlook via cable modem (ISP is Comcast). The problem is NOT the cable-modem, router, or Ethernet adapater hardware or software or protocols (I've checked, and even reinstalled everything, even though all hardware and software settings had been preserved).The reasoning is that the 98SE install will install Internet Explorer 5 files and this corrupts it with all the mismatched file versions. If this has been installed on Windows 98 it is recommended to uninstall it from Add/Remove before upgrading to Windows 98 Second Edition.Then, after the upgrade it would probably be a good idea to just run the motherboard chipset driver install again, install the latest version of Internet Explorer 6 SP1, reinstall Direct X 9.0c, refresh the video and soundcard drivers by removing from Device Manager and rebooting (Windows will refresh the files using the already installed inf's and files already on the computer), reinstall WMP9 over itself, then doing Windows Update.With support ending for 9x operating systems, it would be a good idea to consult 3rd party folks that are working hard to continue unofficial support.