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This is by far the simplest approach and is the one most likely to succeed. At the A:\> prompt, type and press [Enter] after each line - be careful with spaces! REN C:\WINDOWS\WIN.COM WIN.ADA REN C:\WINDOWS\WINVER.EXE WINVER.ADA where your current Win9x is installed in C:\Windows (alter if necessary). 3. Twigs Reply With Quote May 3rd, 2004,10:36 PM #2 Vette View Profile View Forum Posts Registered User Join Date Sep 2001 Location The real "North" Texas Posts 225 Check out this his comment is here

Unless you are just curious, don't bother trying the other techniques. The information supplied on this page presumes you will approach the OEM for his permission to implement this fix. Note! All rights reserved.

You will need to be persuasive! Earthworm 0Votes Share Flag Collapse - Error Message SU0168 During Install of W by MDTorres · 16 years ago In reply to Error Message SU0168 Duri ... Then run setup onthe OSR2 CD from the DOS prompt. Click Start, click Shutdown, click "Restart the computer in MS-DOS mode", and then click OK.2.

Do not simply launch an MS-DOS prompt ("DOS box") from within Windows. Never, ever approach a computer saying or even thinking "I will just do this quickly." Reply With Quote May 5th, 2004,08:41 AM #9 Squiny View Profile View Forum Posts Registered User booting from a bootable Win9x OEM CD, and then installing, is likely to DAMAGE your current Windows. You may require permission from the OEM.

This page shows how to often overcome this problem and successfully upgrade Windows 9x with an OEM Windows installation CD. From a command prompt, change to the Win9(x) folder on your CD-ROM. 3. You don't need to rename any files but do need a "Startup Disk" for the version of windows to which you are upgrading. http://www.nvdi.com/whertra/w950826.htm A W E S O M E N E S S Glitch City Laboratories Forums • SoftHistory Forums • irc.rol.im #softhistory,#galaxyIf you like my posts, donate me Dogecoin: DLnZV8DS3CaZmLKAVxL2aMijY2vUZeyjBi Top

If you will be installing from a CD-ROM, make sure that the appropriate MS-DOS drivers are loaded. 2. I am getting an "SU0168" error message that says I already have an operating system. w950823 Maintained by William K. Two methods of upgrading are discussed here.

Last edited by Twigs; May 3rd, 2004 at 06:39 PM. http://www.nvdi.com/whertra/w950820.htm Enter Setupx.dll in the Containing text box, and click Find Now. I've summarized them below. Microsoft says: " Message SU0168 Your computer already has an operating system installed, which cannot be upgraded by this version of Setup.

This method is appropriate only in specific situations. http://internetmairie.com/setup-error/setup-error-168.html I am getting an "SU0168" error message that says I already have an operating system. There are at least four techniques purported to accomplish this. You can expect to lose any OEM support for your upgraded Windows.

Yes this answer from the other site will work. Based on user feedback, method#3 works best. The installation will proceed like a new installation but when you boot you'll see that all your settings were keptThis worked, I renamed WIN.COM and then I started the installation and http://internetmairie.com/setup-error/setup-error-688.html Top BettaFish1902 Post subject: Re: Windows 98SE -> ME upgrade error SU0168 Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:31 pm Joined Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:59 amPosts 312

This is by far the simplest approach and is the one most likely to succeed. If you are loading from diskettes, it will be A:\SETUP, where "A" is the letter of your diskette drive. Note the name of the current Windows folder (usually C:\Windows). .

You can now reboot back to the original Windows without loss.

Do not simply launch an MS-DOS prompt ("DOS box") from within Windows. The time now is 09:57 AM. Unless you are just curious, don't bother trying the other techniques. Of course, you will need your DOSCDROM drivers properly configured to read from your CDROM under DOS.

If there are other copies of these files elsewhere on your hard drive(s), remove or rename them, too. 3. Walker Last update: 19 March 2001 SU0168 Error (Upgrading Win3.1x) I am trying to install Windows 95 (or 98 or ME) over Windows 3.1. Upgrade #2: The second method is from a Microsoft page. check over here You will be told "Your Computer Already Has an Operating System...", and the install aborts.

A pathetic state of affairs on what supposed to be an "archive".I will be making a more detailed post on the subject later in the week with my recommendations of what Start the Windows 9x/ME setup program. I tried it and it worked.. 0Votes Share Flag Back to Windows Forum 4 total posts (Page 1 of 1)   We are more than just a forum Check out our Reply With Quote May 5th, 2004,02:08 AM #7 NooNoo View Profile View Forum Posts Driver Terrier Join Date Dec 2000 Location UK Posts 31,841 Originally Posted by Vette Thanks NooNoo.......I knew

Is this a blank floppy ?? Or whatever folder Windows was originally installed in. You MUST NOT try to install from outside true MS-DOS e.g. Start, settings, control panel, add/remove programs, click on the last tab.

They will probably be in your \windows directory. OEMs are Original Equipment Manufacturers like Gateway, Dell, and many others - they assemble/market new computers containing parts made by other manufacturers. there isn't anything other than our copies.There is......but anything other than hackjobs? _________________ Top Dan43211 Post subject: Re: Windows 98SE -> ME upgrade error SU0168 Posted: Mon That would force you to reinstall the current Windows with possible loss of data.

Walker Last update: 19 March 2001 TweakHomePC Dual-booting all versions of Windows and Linux Dual-Boot | Win 8 | Win 7 | Vista Method#4 also works and is handy under special circumstances. Search Start or search Start A Discussion Start A Discussion Search Related Discussions 0 verifying registry key using a batch file jcwfbi // 2 days ago 0 Question about Active Directory This second method, from Microsoft, has not been tested by THPC.

Walker Last update: 19 March 2001 SU0168 Error During Installation -- Method #3The Windows 9x/ME setup program on the "full" and "OEM" distributions exits with an "SU0168" error if Unlike the "upgrade" release usually sold in retail outlets, this version is designed not to upgrade an existing Windows 3.1x installation to Windows 9x/ME. Place the CD for your existing Windows 9x in your CD-ROM drive. 2. At the command prompt, type the followingcommands, pressing ENTER after each command: cd system ren setupx.dll setupx.ol1 ren setupx.w95 setupx.ol2 0Votes Share Flag Collapse - Error Message SU0168 During Install of

This will upgrade your current version ofWin95 to OSR2.