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Windows 7: Windows 98 to Windows 7 x32

09 Oct 2010   #11
youllbelost

Dual Booting Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate Edition and Fedora 16.
 
 

This is funny.


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09 Oct 2010   #12
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

To clearify, you can install Windows 7 on that computer IF the hardware supports it!

The problem is that you say the machine is a Windows 98 system. That's a really old system, and if you haven't done any upgrades, than yeah, Windows 7 won't install.

You know the system WAY better than we do. However If I were to bet, I'd say you're not going to get 7 to install on that Windows 98 machine due to hardware issues.

I'm thinking that if you had did any upgrades, you would have at least moved to Windows XP.

My two cents.
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09 Oct 2010   #13
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cat139lyleb View Post
Well, why that Windows 98 SE, ME, 2000, XP and 2008 and able to installing from COMMAND (MS-DOS) by manually without boot up from CD and USB... but not from windows vista and 7???? that's really RIP OFF!!! so there supposed be other way to manually for windows 7 in the COMMAND??? without being in the windows 98se??
Win7 won't probably install on your Win98 PC

Minimum requirements:
  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) processor.
  • 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit)
  • 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit)
  • DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver.
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09 Oct 2010   #14
deepakumar

windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

@ cat139lyleb
if your can give more details of your computer that'll help us to know the cause of problem... i agree with what said Yowan if your hardware is more then 5-7 years old (a Windows 98 era PC) then it might be a problem but still give a try to Microsft Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, see if that's work fine or no...

Lets us if this resolve the issue if not we can check into this...
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09 Oct 2010   #15
cat139lyleb

Windows 7 Ultimate x32 and x64
 
 

yes, very true but this computer from HP was windows XP... so what?
for while but sadly that windows XP been damaged from viruses so i had to re-format to and install windows 98 SE because viruses been kill that restore in HP's Default windows XP... also there no CD with it... only I have Windows 98 SE so I work on it for 5 days so, give me break!
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09 Oct 2010   #16
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cat139lyleb View Post
Well, why that Windows 98 SE, ME, 2000, XP and 2008 and able to installing from COMMAND (MS-DOS) by manually without boot up from CD and USB... but not from windows vista and 7???? that's really RIP OFF!!! so there supposed be other way to manually for windows 7 in the COMMAND??? without being in the windows 98se??
In a word... no.

Out ot curiousity, can you tell us the specs on that system?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cat139lyleb View Post
yes, very true but this computer was windows XP... so what?
Well why doesn't it have an optical drive?
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09 Oct 2010   #17
deepakumar

windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cat139lyleb View Post
Well, why that Windows 98 SE, ME, 2000, XP and 2008 and able to installing from COMMAND (MS-DOS) by manually without boot up from CD and USB... but not from windows vista and 7???? that's really RIP OFF!!! so there supposed be other way to manually for windows 7 in the COMMAND??? without being in the windows 98se??
Win7 won't probably install on your Win98 PC

Minimum requirements:
  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) processor.
  • 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit)
  • 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit)
  • DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver.
Completely agree on this no deviation from this fact...you may wanna replace the hardware or probably look for a new PC to get Windows7...
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09 Oct 2010   #18
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So what are the full specs of the computer? You have been asked by numerous people and for whatever reason you aren't answering the question.
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09 Oct 2010   #19
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

A new PC would be better, even if Win7 installs you won't probably find compatible drivers and you might run into BSODs

Post your specs here (Start>Run>msinfo32)
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09 Oct 2010   #20
cat139lyleb

Windows 7 Ultimate x32 and x64
 
 

oh, thank you for remind me!... it's PIII (Intel) 1.2 GHZ, RAM 1GB 133MHZ... HHDs: 8GB, 13GB and 24GB...
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