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Microsoft Windows 98 Installation Guide

Microsoft Windows 98 Installation Guide


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  1. Insert the Microsoft Windows 98 boot diskette into the floppy drive and the Microsoft Windows 98 cd into the cd-rom, then power on the computer.
  2. If the boot diskette doesn?t automatically start the Windows 98 setup and drops you at an a:\> or c:\> go to the cd-rom drive prompt and type X:\>setup then press enter.
  3. The Windows 98 Setup will automatically run a routine check on your system. This will check for errors on your hard drive and notify you if there are any errors found.
  4. After the system check setup will prompt with a Microsoft Windows 98 Setup Blue screen. Your choices are listed on your screen; this installation manual will select to proceed with the setup by pressing Enter.
  5. Windows will run another routine check on your system, press enter to Continue.
  6. After the routine system check you will see a ?Welcome to Windows 98 Setup?windows. Press Continue.
  7. Windows will now prepare to run the Windows 98 Setup, this usually take about 2-3 minutes.
  8. Windows will now prep the c:\windows directory and go onto the Options phase on the setup.
  9. At the Options Panel you have four choices. Typical (recommended for most computers), Portable (Windows will be setup with options that are useful for portable computers), Compact (To save disk space, none of the optional components will be installed) and Custom (For Advanced users and system administrators only. You can customize all available Setup options).
  10. Makes your desired Selection. This How to Install Manual will continue with the Typical Setup.
  11. Select Typical and press Next.
  12. You will be prompted to enter your Microsoft Windows 98 OEM Number. This can be found on the cover of your Microsoft Windows 98 Booklet. After you have entered your OEM number, double check your entry and if it is correct, press Next.
  13. The next step is User Information; enter your Name and Company.
  14. Analyzing Your Computer is the next step in the setup. If you have a network adapter, select ?Network Adapter? If you have Sound, Midi or Video Capture Card, select it. The press Next.
  15. Setup with now Scan your computer to see what kind of hardware is in your computer. This can take a few minutes.
  16. Windows Components is the next step of the setup. Take the Recommended choice and press Next.
  17. Windows Setup will prompt you and ask if you want to create a startup disk. Select NO then press Next.
  18. Windows will ask if you are ready to let the setup copy the require files to run Windows 98 on your computer. Press Next. This will take approximately 10 to 20 minutes depending on your computer.
  19. After Windows setup had completed the System files transfer it will prompt to, ?lt;b>Restart your computer and finish the setup?press Finish.
  20. Windows will now setup your computer to fit your needs such as, time zone and Printer Setup. If you do not have a printer, press Cancel and then when prompted to reboot, press OK.
  21. After Windows reboots and you see the ?lt;b>Welcome to Windows 98?welcome screen, press Close and install any drivers for hardware or software you desire.
Note: If you are having problems detecting hardware in Windows 98. Reboot your computer and go into the BIOS. Go to Plug and play and turn off Plug`n Play O/S Installed.

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