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Microsoft's Windows 98 - Floppy and CD Install on a Blank Hard Drive - Introduction

Welcome to Microsoft's Windows 98 Install step by step. This will give you an idea on how to do this when and if the time arises for you to either reinstall the operating system, install for the first time or upgrade your present operating system. This install guide is fully graphical and will take you through each step of the installation. 

What you will require to do this walkthrough is 

  1. A Windows 98 CD

  2. A Windows 98 Setup Boot Floppy Disk Drive

  3. A Computer with CD-ROM access

To start this Windows install. First check that the first boot device in your system BIOS is set to the  Floppy Disk Drive.

( To find out how to access the BIOS please refer to your motherboard manual or the manufacturer of your computer. (The system bios can usually be entered on boot, usually by pressing the F1, F2, F8, F10 or DEL key. Make sure you save the settings before exiting))

If you are unsure or don't want to enter the BIOS then just test the computer by putting the Windows floppy boot disk in the drive and rebooting the computer.

You will know that your computer will/has booted when the following screen appears.

Download Windows 98 boot disks here 

Begin Windows 98E from CD and boot disk Install Step by Step Guide

Single page version of this guide can be found here

Single page version of this guide with small images can be found here

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