Question about installation size of Windows 98 SE

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  1. joinT

    joinT Lifer

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    How small can Win98 SE be installed, with just networking & internet capability ??
    I want to try installing it on my laptop, but it only has 710mb hdd
    :(
    Wondering how small I can get Win98SE, & if there's a possibility of installing a few more appz.

    Thanks Very Much.
    joinT
     
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  3. copyfixer

    copyfixer Senior member

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    I have it on a small (420 mb) hardrive that I use to test motherboards. It is full load for approx 300mb. The key is ram, you should have 32mb or more.
     
  4. IamDavid

    IamDavid Diamond Member

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    The total install of Win98 can be as low as 150MB if I'm not mistaken.. Just do a custom install and don't choose to install anything not required... Should leave plenty of space for a few good appz..
     
  5. joinT

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    Great, thx guys.
    that leaves plenty of space.

    cheers,
    joinT
     
  6. GreenLantern

    GreenLantern Senior member

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    No way.

    I have Win98SE installed on a 640MB partition and install no programs on this partition. With only a few apps I'm up to full and need to expand the partition. I found that Outlook was storing me mail messages on this partition (C:) and I can't find any way to move it. It constitutes over 150MB but still. I think you will run out of space very quickly.

    Have you tried it already?
     
  7. joinT

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    Not yet, but I'm fairly sure I can do it.
    First off, I usually remove quite a bit of the 'optional' windows appz.
    Also, I'm planning to set it up to use the mail & contacts databases on my desktop, so that should ease it up as well ;)