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How to Restore Windows 98 from a Full System Backup
Article ID: 187526 - View products that this article applies to.
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This article describes how to use the System Recovery wizard to restore a full system backup of Windows 98.
The System Recovery wizard restores the data on your computer by installing Windows 98 with a custom Msbatch.inf file. This installation of Windows 98 allows the protected-mode Microsoft Backup program to restore a previously created full system backup.
The System Recovery wizard restores your Windows 98 installation by using the full backup that you previously created with Backup. To use the System Recovery wizard to restore your Windows 98 installation, you must have the following items available:
For information about modifying the Windows 98 Startup disk if your hardware is not supported by the Startup disk, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
ARTICLE-ID: Q188127 188127
TITLE : How to Modify the Windows Startup Disk with Other Device Drivers
To restore Windows 98 on your computer, use the following steps.
IMPORTANT: You can use these steps only to restore data to the same hardware on which it was backed up. If your computer hardware has changed since the backup was made, you can use these steps to restore your data, but you will need to reinstall all of your Windows-based software after the process is complete.