Setup Tips

Install Windows Upgrade Without Existing Version

Most of us already know that we don't need an upgrade version to have a full Windows installation. In fact, the upgrade CD-ROM has everything in the full version CD. But it is always such a pain install Windows 3.1 or Windows 95 first. We don't have to go through a tedious setup and repeat it for Windows 98. After all, they keep replacing the files.

The best way to avoid this is to create a directory called NTLDR. In this case, you are at the dos prompt type:


This will trick the Windows 98 setup in thinking that Windows NT exists. Setup will run happily.

NOTE: This tip is listed for convenience only. Please do not use this trick for other purposes.

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