Microsoft's Windows 98 - CD Install on Blank Hard Drive
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
A Windows 98 CD
A Computer with CD-ROM accessSlow Windows?
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To start this Windows install. First check that the first boot device in your system BIOS is set to the CD-ROM 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 CD-ROM in the drive and rebooting the computer. This is the recommended way to install windows.
To begin the Windows 98 install select Option 2 (Boot from CD-Rom)
The following screen will appear next. Select Option 1. (Start Windows 98 Setup from CD-ROM)
Your CD-ROM driver will now install, be patient this may take a few moments.
Now press Enter to continue, or F3 to exit.
Setup will now perform checks on your system, press Enter to continue.
Next Scandisk will run, let this complete or setup.
Now setup will copy important files for the install.
Setup has now begun, the mouse should now be active, press Continue to proceed. If you have a change of mind then press Exit Setup. If the mouse is not active press "ENTER" on the keyboard.
The wizard will now start. Be patient this may take a few moments.
Now select the directory you wish to install Windows into. By default C:\Windows will be selected. You can change this, but it is not advised. Click on Next to Continue.
Setup will now prepare the directory, be patient this may take a moment.
Setup now checks disk space.
What do you wish to install. We recommend Typical, which is the default. So click Next to continue.
Windows Components to be installed will now be listed. Leave at default and press Next.
If a Network card has been detected the following will appear. Fill in the details and click Next.
Now your country settings, select as needed and then press Next.
Windows will now copy files, this will take sometime. Be patient
After sometime you will be prompted to restart, Windows will do it itself, you can click on Restart Now to quicken the process.
The CD-ROM boot menu will appear. Select option 1 (Boot from Hard Disk)
Booting for first time screen will appear.
Now enter your name, company is optional. Click on Next to continue.