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    Can Not Install Win98

    I have an old computer with two HDs - 2GB and 6GB, which I have reformatted as FAT32. It has 32MB RAM.

    When I boot from a Win 98 floppy and change to the CD-ROM drive and enter Setup I get the following message - "Windows Setup requires 'largest executable program size' to be at least 442368 bytes to run".

    And the command prompt reappears.

    Can someone please tell me why that message appears and how I can install Win98, please?

    Noel

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    Re: Can Not Install Win98

    MSKB article Error Message: Windows Setup Requires Largest Executable Program Size to Be at Least 4,442,368 Bytes describes possible causes, and a potential resolution.

    MSKB article How to Increase Conventional Memory for MS-DOS-Based Programs provides additional information.

    Most newsgroup threads about your problem point to these articles, so I hope they help you.

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    Re: Can Not Install Win98

    Thank you very much indeed Hans, solved my problem immediately. Its easy once you understand what is going on! I am most grateful.

    Noel

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