[QUOTE=slytrans69;2032955]I have always done a fresh install when doing this. Use the upgrade disc in DOS, and go through the installation. It will ask to show an instance of Win 98, at which time you simply take out the disc and insert the Win 98 disc and let it read it. It then will ask to put the Win 98 Upgrade disc back in and the install will continue. This install is much more satisfactory than doing it from windows.[/QUOTE]
Thanks for your input but two issues here. First, from my post just above and if the computing.net information is accurate, I apparently have the ‘Update’ CD and so cannot install through DOS.
And second, I [I]don’t[/I] have a Win 98FE disc, only a Restore CD. Probably some technique out there to extract files from Restore CD to make Win 98 disc but that’s [I]another[/I] issue.
What might save me is to find someone willing to burn a copy of their Win98SE ‘Upgrade’ CD and mail it to me for a nominal price. But then I would still face the lack of a Win 98FE disc.
If my problem is memory, according to Crucial’s site via bevills1’s post, a 128MB stick would cost $18 + shipping. But, although RAM is as important to system performance as good starting pitching is to a major league ball club, adding more memory is not guaranteed to solve my problem.