Setting up your Computer with Windows 98
1. Turn on the computer and activate the computer's BIOS by pressing the key sequence indicated in your motherboard's instruction booklet. Allow the BIOS to auto detect your IDE drives. You may have to go to "IDE Autodetect" or a similar feature in your BIOS.
2. In the Advanced setup settings, set up the boot sequence to boot from the CD-ROM first, and the Hard Drive second. This will allow you to set up Windows.
3. Save settings to the BIOS and exit. Put the Windows 98 CD in the CD-ROM drive and restart the computer. When you get the Windows startup screen asking you what to boot from select "Boot from CD-ROM."
4. On the second screen, select option 1 "Setup Windows 98 from the CD-ROM." This will load up the first stage of Windows setup. Follow the instructions to setup a FAT32 partition on your hard drive. Windows will then restart.
5. Using the instructions in Step 3, restart the Windows setup from the CD. At this point, the installation will format the partition it created. It will then automatically proceed to the Windows 98 Setup. Windows will then copy files. When it is complete, remove the Windows CD from your computer, and click "Restart"
6. Windows will now ask for your personal identification and Windows serial number (located on your Windows license.) After you type in this information, the rest of the setup is automated. After about 10 minutes, Windows will configure itself, and restart to complete the installation.
7. Once Windows loads up, install drivers for any hardware that was not set up by Windows. You can see what was setup by Windows by right clicking on My Computer, going to Properties, and then selecting the Device Manager tab.
8. Once you set up your internet connection, go to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com to install the latest updates for Windows.
Your hard work has finally paid off. You are not ready to use your new computer!