First post, by Grayshazzle
Hello everyone, this may come off as a shockingly dumb question as I haven't even installed 98 on my machine yet but I just wanted to know before hand what stands out about these specially. Like why couldn't autoexec.bat be built into config.sys because isn't that the file that boots anyways. Also I am not sure but I think himem.sys is a DOS driver for memory config, but not sure. I didn't want to obviously go ahead and think I am correct without talking to the experienced ones first so some clarification would be nice. Also when I boot my Windows 98 machine up eventually, do I even need to configure much? I went simple with 98 SE and am using the 7.1 DOS that comes with it. With DVD drivers, does the Windows 98SE version (7.1) come with the drivers already that works in their version of DOS unlike having to manually configure it in 6.22? And lastly do I even need to do any memory configuration, for my machine, I have the max official amount of RAM on 98, 512mb SDRAM, so I am not sure if there is any playing around I need to do with configurations like DOS and such. Thank you all guys and I appreciate the answers as well you have been giving me on other posts of mine, just curious in all of this as I have never really experienced Windows 98 as a kid along with DOS and would really like to learn so my future builds will be much easier. Thanks!