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Old 02-04-2006, 02:02 AM   #1
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Default Recovery on 98

Hey people i am a newbie here

I just bought a computer from a garage sale
it has windows 98 installed

how do i delete all of the old files and make this thing fresh for me

i have no boot cd , i don't have anything but this
tower full of stuff i don''t want

some advice would be good

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Old 02-04-2006, 02:12 AM   #2
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Control panel
Add/remove programs
Select what is not vital for the operating of the OS.
Run a good reg cleaner from safe mode.
Reboot
Understand win98 is unlike any other os out there. Very little drivers for any of the hardware you may use. If you have a device like a LAN card you want to install the os will ask for the os cd. It has to have certin files off the os cd. If you can't supply them then you're dead in the water. A p2 or p3 with at the least 256 megs of pc100 ram will support xp home. I run xp home on a p2 266 with 256 ram. If you are in that range or above I suggest you upgrade the os. Sorry about being a wet blanket but I have used win98se since it came out. Need that disc.
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Old 02-04-2006, 02:29 AM   #3
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I can run, have have run xp home, on a P2 300mhz, with 96mb ram! And like 4-6mb integrated graphics card
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Old 02-04-2006, 03:19 AM   #4
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well i have no cd for it
i want to get rid of the lot
it has 256mb ram and has amd internals , (bonus)

how hard would it be for me to get a copy of xp (easy i think) ?
clear 98 and install

but first how do i completely remove 98 , then most important if maybe i can get windows xp (what source ?) how do i install

thanks so far guys , you have been great.
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Old 02-04-2006, 06:20 AM   #5
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Some shops will sell you an OEM disc for about 100 dollars American. Might have to buy a bag of screws to keep in M$ policy about OEM.
As for how to get rid of 98 just pop in the xp cd and follow the instructions as they appear. It does it all.
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Old 02-04-2006, 06:31 AM   #6
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you are a champion

i will not be left with 2 os will i ?

thanks mate.
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Old 02-04-2006, 02:57 PM   #7
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Nope. Just one, xp.
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