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    INSTALL WIN 98

    I have a Lenovo 10.1 laptop type 4187. I put win 7 prof on it 32 bit. with 2.5 gb of ram. It is so slow I am thinking of changing it to win 98se.
    The computer has 2 gb ram in one slot and 1/2 gb ram soldered to the mother board. If I remove the 2 gb of ram it will have 1/2 Gb ram left. Is
    that enough to run Win 98 or should I leave 2.5 Gb of ram in the computer? How do I remove win 7 Prof. I put the win 98 install disc in thinking
    it would format the hard drive but that did not work. How can I remove win 7 and format the hard drive for win 98. I will not be online with this
    computer but just use it run old programs.

    Jerry

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    You may want to read through the following link to see what potential issues you may have when trying this:

    http://www.rmprepusb.com/tutorials/117

    A better idea might be to run Windows 98 as a Virtual Machine.


    Lenovo specs:

    https://www.cnet.com/products/lenovo...-series/specs/


    That Lenovo has an 80 GB 5400 rpm hard drive. Replacing it with an SSD might cure the slowness.

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    Intel Atom N270 / 1.6 GHz is slow.

    Win 98 would run on 512 MB or ram but 386 MB was faster.
    Switching from the 80 GB 5400 rpm hard drive to a SSD should cut a couple minutes off of bootup.
    SMILE
    and post back. Let us know if it worked.
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    AntiX-16, MX-16 and Win 10

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    Win 98 install had no way of formating or partitioning a hdd. We had to use a bootfloppy and used fdisk to do that.
    SMILE
    and post back. Let us know if it worked.
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    AntiX-16, MX-16 and Win 10

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    I have a Dell Mini 9 with similar specs, except that I have a 64 GB SSD in it and 2 GB of RAM. It is running Windows 10 Enterprise at a decent speed. It can also run Windows 7 at a decent speed as well. It would be much slower with a 5400 RPM hard drive though.

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