||SU0168 Error During Installation --
The Windows 9x/ME setup program on the "full" and
"OEM" distributions exits with an
"SU0168" error if it thinks you are attempting
to upgrade from a previous version of Windows.
Nevertheless, you can perform an upgrade with
the following technique.
This approach is similar to
method #3, but requires that you have a bootable
"Startup" diskette for the version of
Windows you desire to install. You also need to ensure that your system will
not automatically run Windows when you boot to the hard
||Boot to the
"Startup" diskette. Issue the command sys
c: to copy a new MS-DOS bootstrap and system
to your hard drive.
system from the hard drive.
Windows setup program. If you are loading from
diskettes, it will be A:\SETUP, where
"A" is the letter of your diskette
drive. For the CD-ROM distribution, it is usually D:\WIN95\SETUP
(or D:\WIN98\SETUP or D:\WIN9X\SETUP), where "D" is the letter
of your CD-ROM drive.
If you already have a \windows directory (and you
probably will), Setup will attempt to install
Windows 9x/ME to \windows.000. Change this directory
specification to \windows (or wherever your old version of Windows
is installed) if you wish to perform an
Also note: If you are installing from CD, this
procedure assumes you will have arranged to load the necessary
CD-ROM drivers when you boot to the hard drive. To paraphrase
my old Physics teachers, the details of this are left as an
exercise to the reader.