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Windows 98 Pseudo Repair Install

January 6th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Printer Friendly Version


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If you are familiar with the Windows XP Repair install option, you probably know that you can often restore a damaged Windows XP installation to a working state without losing data. Windows 98 has a similar, but fairly undocumented/unrecognized feature. To restore the critical Windows files, but leave your data intact, do the following:

Insert your Windows 98 disk and boot using a Windows 98 boot disk. At the command line type SETUP /pf. Then press enter, this will run a restore version of the default SETUP program.

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  • 1 Abhinav // Sep 11, 2009 at 7:59 AM

    Thanks. I didn’t know that