First post, by Grayshazzle
Hello everyone, so I have a couple of questions. I am working on my first Windows 98 build and I grew up with XP so I don't know much about DOS sadly and want to learn. When I install Windows 98, do I need to install Pure DOS to begin and then install Windows 98 over? I know that Windows 98 comes with a MS-DOS boot mode so is there even a point to installing pure DOS, I know that MS-DOS loads the drivers such as sound blaster stuff but pure dos not so much so is there even a point. Also, I want FAT32 support so does the MS-DOS version that comes with Windows 98 support that or do I need to install the unofficial DOS 7.1 and then Windows 98 over it? Very confused as you can see 🤣. If I could have a clarified answer for the simplest solution that also involves FAT32 support, that would be great.
And also if I do end up installing the pure 7.1 version (if that is what I have to do), I heard you may have to adjust the system variables to match 6.22 for compatibility, I do not understand this as much and would like some clarification/how to do it in a case when I have to.
Also I know I had this answered in another thread but I wanted to go more into the CuteMouse program for DOS, is it for pure DOS or MS-DOS, also how do I run it, I think there is an AUTOEXEC file in the bin folder of the program so do I edit the sys config and set that as a launch program. Like I said very new to all this so some clear up would be nice.
Thank you guys, have a good night and I hope to hear from you all soon 😀