How To Do a Clean Installation of Win98 – Phase 5: Setting Up Hardware and Finalising

Windows 98 Setup now commences its fifth and final phase. During this phase, Setup configures the following: Control Panel Programs on the Start menu Windows Help MS-DOS program settings Tuning Up Application Start Time zone System Configuration When Setup finishes setting up hardware and configuring settings, Setup restarts your computer and asks you to log on. If your computer is connected to the network, you may be asked for a domain name and a network password. After you log on, Setup: Builds a driver information database Updates system settings Sets up personalised settings such as settings for the Internet Explorer 4 browsing software, Start menu, Online services, Volume Control, and Channels. Finally, Setup displays the Welcome to Windows 98 dialog box. On completion of Windows 98 Setup, your display settings may not be exactly as you want them. Now is an appropriate time to try to adjust them. Right-click anywhere on the desktop and select Properties. The Display Properties dialogue box will be displayed. Provided this indicates that you’re using the appropriate graphics card drivers you can carry on and adjust these. If the indication is that you’re using a Windows default driver, then you’re going to have to wait until a later stage to set your display preferences, after you’ve installed an updated driver for your graphics cards and any other items of hardware where this is necessary. Select the required colour depth and display resolution. You may also select your preferred font size via the Advanced button. Click OK and Windows will resize your desktop as appropriate. Troubleshooting Windows 98 Setup: If Setup fails, attempt to restart...

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