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Choose your Setup options

By: Arie Slob

There are four different types of Windows 98 Setup options to choose from. The choice you make will influence the size of Windows 98 on your computer, which components are installed, and how much control you have in customizing the installation.

These are the options:

Typical
This is the default option. This option requires minimal user action. You need to confirm only the directory where Windows 98 is to be installed, provide user and computer identification information, and specify if you want to create a Startup Disk.

The total space needed by Setup for this option is 202.3MB.

PorTABLE
This option is recommended for users with porTABLE computers. Installs the appropriate set of files for a porTABLE computer. This includes installing Briefcase for file synchronization and the supporting software for direct cable connections to exchange files.

The total space needed by Setup for this option is 176.3MB.

Compact
If you are extremely limited in your disk space, this is your option! Installs the minimum files required to run Windows 98. None of the optional components are installed.

The total space needed by Setup for this option is 163.7MB.

Custom
Want to customize all available Setup options? Then Custom is the one for you! Installs the appropriate files based on the components selected.

The total space needed by Setup for this option depends on the components you choose. The default Custom Setup option requires 204.3MB.

Note: the only difference between the default Custom Setup and Typical Setup option is that in the default Custom Setup the Disk Compression tools are installed.

If you are upgrading from Windows 95 you will not be able to choose one of these options, it will use the same options you used when you first installed Windows 95. If you want to install/remove components you can do so after Windows 98 is successfully installed by using the Add/Remove Programs option in Control Panel (Windows Setup tab).