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Trying to install Windows 98 SE

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Hello, I am new and can tell I'm going to like this place :). I am trying to install windows 98 SE on an older computer. I went through the installation process and when it rebooted it gave me an error that I had insufficient memory. I did some research and found out that even on SE if you have 1 GB or more of RAM it will throw this error. The microsoft article prompted me to modify a system.ini file, but I don't have one in my Windows 98 Installation directory. I tried creating the file using command line according to microsofts articles and it kept giving errors. I finally gave up and typed one in and I still get there. What's going on here?




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The system.ini file is in the windows folder. There are topics about it: "Run 9x/ME with > 1 GB RAM" and "How to install Windows 98 in modern motherboards using more than 1 GB".

 

http://www.msfn.org/...opics/?p=641992



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This -

http://www.msfn.org/...-windows-9x-me/

...has this -

http://www.msfn.org/...98-seme-topics/

Which has exactly two Topics on the subject. You'd be amazed that so many users have nGig of RAM installed. I have 2GiB myself. It's not as hard as you think.

 

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(ehhh... schwups beat me to it)

Do a little looking (very fast) first. Revisit this topic IF you have problesm. But I bet you won't. ;)

P.S. If you find no need to ask any more in THIS topic, do come back and say it's SOLVED by using the other topic help. :yes:


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Actually, it may be anything higher than 768 MB.


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