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installing windows 95 or 98 on an empty disk

by ronnie2751 / March 1, 2008 2:52 AM PST

have a mate who has a legal copy of both windows 95 and 98. when trying to install via cd or dosks the pc does not recognise the programme. how can he install the programme. his disk size is 2gb

thanks

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Let's start over.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 1, 2008 4:25 AM PST
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Another try.
by Kees Bakker / March 1, 2008 7:36 PM PST

Tell, detailed, step by step, what he did and where it failed. There can be several reasons:
- BIOS not set to boot from diskette
- bad or wrong boot diskette
- bad or wrong Windows 98 CD
- hardware issue
- wrong way of doing it
We really need the detailed information to pinpoint the problem.

Kees

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