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Windows 7: Windows 98 to Windows 7 x32

09 Oct 2010   #1
cat139lyleb

Windows 7 Ultimate x32 and x64
 
 
Windows 98 to Windows 7 x32

can anyone tell me how to install windows 7 on computer, that computer don't have DVD Drive and there no boot from USB so only way is CD Drive also I already copying all files into USB from my friend's computer and pasted into my computer in the windows 98 SE... it's have HHDs 8GB / 13GB / 24GB also there error from windows 7 setup say cannot installing while that in windows... so anyone trying setup in command without the windows start... so anyone?


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09 Oct 2010   #2
deepakumar

windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Welcome cat139lyleb to 7forum...
Check this thread:How to install Windows 7 without any external device

Also please attach a screenshot of the error that you are getting while trying to install Windows 7 & also i want to know did you ran Windows7 Upgrade Advisor before trying to install Win7...

Let us know if this work & please revert back so we can check further...
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09 Oct 2010   #3
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Most CD drives are able to READ dvd's, what about yours? If it doesnt, I would suggest buy/borrow an external dvd drive. Since you have windows 98, you must do a clean install of win7 that'll wipe the hard drive before installing.

You may also like to download and run the Windows 7 upgrade advisor to check hardware compatibility with the new OS, seeing your machine is really quite old.

Download details: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
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09 Oct 2010   #4
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cat139lyleb View Post
can anyone tell me how to install windows 7 on computer, that computer don't have DVD Drive and there no boot from USB so only way is CD Drive also I already copying all files into USB from my friend's computer and pasted into my computer in the windows 98 SE... it's have HHDs 8GB / 13GB / 24GB also there error from windows 7 setup say cannot installing while that in windows... so anyone trying setup in command without the windows start... so anyone?
Windows 7 won't install on a Windows 98 era PC
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09 Oct 2010   #5
cat139lyleb

Windows 7 Ultimate x32 and x64
 
 

"Error Starting Program"

"The SETUP.EXE file
expects a newer version of Windows.
Upgrade your Windows version."

that's from windows 7 setup in windows 98 SE
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09 Oct 2010   #6
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cat139lyleb View Post
can anyone tell me how to install windows 7 on computer, that computer don't have DVD Drive and there no boot from USB so only way is CD Drive also I already copying all files into USB from my friend's computer and pasted into my computer in the windows 98 SE... it's have HHDs 8GB / 13GB / 24GB also there error from windows 7 setup say cannot installing while that in windows... so anyone trying setup in command without the windows start... so anyone?
Take a look at this site; it may save you some trouble.

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - Download - Microsoft Windows
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09 Oct 2010   #7
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Most CD drives are able to READ dvd's, what about yours? If it doesnt, I would suggest buy/borrow an external dvd drive. Since you have windows 98, you must do a clean install of win7 that'll wipe the hard drive before installing.

You may also like to download and run the Windows 7 upgrade advisor to check hardware compatibility with the new OS, seeing your machine is really quite old.

Download details: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cat139lyleb View Post
can anyone tell me how to install windows 7 on computer, that computer don't have DVD Drive and there no boot from USB so only way is CD Drive also I already copying all files into USB from my friend's computer and pasted into my computer in the windows 98 SE... it's have HHDs 8GB / 13GB / 24GB also there error from windows 7 setup say cannot installing while that in windows... so anyone trying setup in command without the windows start... so anyone?
Take a look at this site; it may save you some trouble.

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - Download - Microsoft Windows
Upgrade Advisor does not even work with Win98
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09 Oct 2010   #8
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Upgrade Advisor does not even work with Win98
So very true.


Quote:
System Requirements
  • Supported Operating Systems:Windows 7;Windows Vista;Windows XP Service Pack 2
  • .NET Framework 2.0 or higher if running Windows XP
Notice no Windows 98

Also if that machine is running 98 and you haven't did an upgrade in a while, I would HIGHLY advise you to research your hardware and software for Windows 7 compatible drivers & software!

My two cents
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09 Oct 2010   #9
youllbelost

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post

Windows 7 won't install on a Windows 98 era PC
That can be said with eyes closed.
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09 Oct 2010   #10
cat139lyleb

Windows 7 Ultimate x32 and x64
 
 

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??
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