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Windows 98 Install



Windows 98



This page will provide you a pictorial step by step procedure to install Windows 98.  Please ensure that your hardware you are using meets the requirementsof installing Microsoft Windows 98.

Minimum System Requirements To Run Microsoft Windows 98:

  • A personal computer with a 486DX 66 megahertz (MHz) or faster CPU (Pentium central processing unit recommneded)
  • 16 megabytes (MB) of memory (24 MB recommended)
  • Full install of Windows 98 on Fat16 drive requires 225 MB of free hard disk space.  
  • one 3.5 high density floppy disk drive
  • VGA or higher resolution (16 - 24 bit SVGA recommended)
  • mouse and keyboard

ADVANTAGES OF USING MICROSOFT WINDOWS 98:


  • More pleasing to the eye than Windows 95
  • low system requirements
  • runs well ok on old machines if all patches are installed
  • Faster to operate
  • Easy Install 

DISADVANTAGES OF USING MICROSOFT WINDOWS 98:


  • Easy to catch viruses and malware
  • Way unstable and crashes every so often if you do not have patches installed
  • Long installation 
  • Blue screen of death visits 
  • July 11, 2006 will be the end of support for Windows 98 , Windows 98 SE and Windows ME

 Installation Procedure For Microsoft Windows 98:


In order to install Windows 98, you must ensure that you are able to boot from the CD and that the first device to boot is the CD/DVD drive.  You can do this by going into the BIOS and setting the config there under heading "Boot".  Some of the newer computers have "hot keys" so that upon starting your computer, you can hit one of the "F1 - F12" keys and it will provide you with a boot menu, so you could then select which device you would like to boot from.


Below are the steps to install Windows 98.  Now you too can have this operating system installed the correct way by following our easy guide. Ensure that your system is able to boot from the CD.    

Press any key to start the installation of Win 98.





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Microsoft ScanDisk starts scanning your disk


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Installation started


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Click on  "You Agree" then click on "Next".


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Enter in the required serial code


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Leave it as the default and click on "Next"


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Windows 98 is preparing to create the install directory


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Windows 98 is preparing to create the install directory


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Select 'Typical' and click on "Next"


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Enter your name and company. Then click on "Next"


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"Install the most common components" should be selected.  Then click on "Next"



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Select your location.  Click on "Next"


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Click on "Next" to start copying the files


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Windows 98 has started copying files for the operating system


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Windows 98 still copying files for the operating system


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Windows 98 reboots into the operating system.



Enjoy!



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