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You cannot install an alternative Windows operating system if your computer does not support starting the computer from the CD-ROM drive, and you do not have a bootable Startup disk.
To resolve this behavior, create a Windows 98 Startup disk or a Windows Millennium Edition Startup disk on any Windows 98-based or Windows Millennium Edition-based computer. After you create the bootable Startup disk, install your licensed copy of a Windows operating system. For more information about how to install your own operating system, see the Virtual PC online help.
For additional information about how to create a Startup disk, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/267287/EN-US/ )How to Create a Startup Disk in Windows Me
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/284943/EN-US/ )How to Create a Windows 95 Startup Disk in MS-DOS
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/296532/EN-US/ )How to Create a Windows 98 Startup Disk
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/186300/EN-US/ )How to Create a Windows 98 Startup Disk from MS-DOS
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/187632/EN-US/ )How to Create a Windows 98 Startup Disk that Supports FAT32
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/271823/EN-US/ )How to Create a Windows Me Startup Disk Manually
Article ID: 825336 - Last Review: September 10, 2011 - Revision: 3.0