With a 95 - 98 upgrade your just asking for trouble, however if you still do not want to format:
BACKUP EVERYTHING YOU CAN!!! I can't emphasis this enough. Just get every possible thing you can, you could very well need it later.
Pop in the 98 disk and it should say something along the lines of 'This disk contains a newer version operating system, would you like to install?'. Even though you have the full install disk, it is still capable of an upgrade installation. Select ok and the 98 setup will start.
Should it at any point ask you to format or anything along those lines, stop. You may have either selected something wrong or the installation is trying to convert your filing system to FAT32 from FAT16. Under 98 this requires a full format. It shouldn't do this but I'm just warning you.
I will warn you again that even if you pull through the setup fine and all your hardware still works, you may find that some of the programs that you had to have won't work. This is the nature of a migrated installation. Things go wrong. Hence why you backed up everything you could.
Of course there is a chance that you will come through fine, and the machine will run happily but this is a rare case.
Last edited by Memphis; Oct 18, 2003 at 05:58 AM.