Gateway 2000 Handbook 486 question

From: Chad Fernandez <>
Date: Tue Feb 18 00:12:00 2003

Tillman, Edward wrote:
> If your 486 is a DX, if you have 64Mb RAM, and if you had 20Mb of disk space
> to spare (minimum requirements for W98, excepting W98SE), you can load W98
> in its "lite" or laptop version from bootable disks.

I think I used 40megs on my smallest install, and that is with 98lite, a
program that allows a bare bones install on Win98.

> W95's another matter
> though -- You'd need a copy of DOS 5.0 or better up and running to load it.

Do you mean Win3.1x? You don't need Dos for Win95.

> Either way, you'll also need to remember your formatting and partitioning:
> 98/85 run on FAT16, and are limited to 2GB partitions (98SE allows FAT32,
> and can hand 4TB partitions). Is/are your drive(s) compatible?

Your mixing thing up here. Win95 OSr1 was fat16 only. Win95 OSr2.x was
fat16 or fat32. Win98 is fat16 or fat32. I'm not sure what's different
in the SE edition of Win98, but it certainly isn't its fat32 capabilities.

Chad Fernandez
Michigan, USA
Received on Tue Feb 18 2003 - 00:12:00 GMT

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