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Requirements for Installing a Second Copy of Windows 98 to a New Folder
To use the instructions listed in this article, you require:
Approximately 365 megabytes (MB) of free hard disk space
for the second copy of Windows 98 (170 MB for the Win98 folder and 195 MB for
the Windows 98 installation). If you plan to install Windows programs (such as
Office) under the new copy of Windows 98, you will need additional disk space
as required by each program.
The Windows 98 compact disc (CD) or access to the Windows
98 installation files.
Your Windows 98 Product Key, which is normally located on
the Windows 98 CD sleeve. If you are using an Original Equipment Manufacturer
(OEM) version of Windows 98, you will need your OEM Product Key, which is
located on your Certificate of Authenticity.
A Windows 98 Startup disk. If you encounter problems
following the steps below, it may be necessary to use the Windows 98 Startup
disk to start the computer.
If you do not have a Windows 98 Startup disk, you must create
one. To do so, follow these steps:
Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control
Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon.
Click the Startup Disk tab.
Click Create Disk.
How to Install a Second Copy of Windows 98 to a New Folder
Click Start, point to Programs, and then click MS-DOS Prompt.
At the command prompt, type the following lines. Press
ENTER after each line:
Insert the Windows 98 CD into the CD-ROM drive.
At the command prompt, type the following line and press
copy drive:\win98\*.* c:\w98flat
where drive is the drive letter
assigned to your CD-ROM drive.
At the command prompt, type exit and
Restart your computer. Press and hold down CTRL until the
Windows 98 Startup menu appears.
On the Windows Startup menu, select the option for Command Prompt
Only, and then press ENTER.
Make a backup copy, and rename the system files in case you
decide to return to your original installation of Windows 98 later. To do so,
type the following lines at the command prompt. Press ENTER after each line.
NOTE: If you receive a "File not found" error message when you type
any of the previous lines that uses the ren command, ignore the error message, and proceed to the next line.
NOTE: When you press ENTER after the deltree command, you should be prompted to confirm that you want to
delete the folder. If this prompt does not appear, you may have typed the deltree command incorrectly.
At the command prompt, type the following two lines, and
press ENTER at the end of each line. Note that you will be asked to confirm
each line when you press ENTER.
where folder is the name of the folder
where the new copy of Windows 98 is installed. If your new Windows 98 directory
is called "win98", the syntax would look like this:
Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to restart the computer. When the
computer restarts, your original copy of Windows 98 will be