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Windows® 98 Unleashed by Paul McFedries

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Getting Setup Started

At long last, we get down to brass tacks and run the Windows 98 Setup program. This section takes you through the specifics of the procedure, including the various prompts and dialog boxes you can expect.

How you start Setup depends on how you want to install Windows 98, which version you're using, and which operating system (if any) is currently installed on your machine. The next couple of sections run through the various possibilities.

Performing a Clean Installation

In many ways, the best Windows 98 installation method starts with a clean slate. In other words, you wipe everything off your hard drive (after first backing up your data, of course) and install Windows 98 on the freshly formatted disk. This is called a clean ...

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