Nec VERSA 2200 Upgrade Information

Nec VERSA 2200 Upgrade Information

NEC Versa 2200

Windows 98 Upgrade Information

Follow the instructions provided in this document to upgrade your

NEC Versa® 2200 system to Microsoft® Windows® 98.

Please read these notes in their entirety.

CAUTION

Although not a requirement, NEC recommends that you use the system’s AC power adapter throughout this process. The Windows 98 upgrade can take anywhere from 25 minutes to two hours depending on your system, and interrupting the process with a loss of power can be catastrophic if the system performs an emergency save-to-file.

Background

At present, the “Save-to-Disk” power management feature of this system does not fully function in Windows 98. It is very important that this feature be disabled, particularly if you will be using the FAT32 file system. Instructions for disabling “Save-to-Disk” are in the section below labeled, “Disabling the Save-to-Disk in the BIOS Setup.”

Updated utilities will be distributed at a later time to remedy this.

Note: To identify your computer’s file system, double click on the “My Computer” desktop icon. Right click on the C: drive icon, and select Properties. If the system is running FAT32, it is listed here next to “File system.” If it is FAT16, FAT or FAT 16 appears.

CAUTION

Converting your hard drive to the FAT32 file system format significantly enhances file operations and save disk space.

If you intend to convert your hard drive to the FAT32 file system format, it is imperative that you disable “Save-to- Disk” functionality in the BIOS setup.

Failure to do this can result in catastrophic data loss.

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System Requirements

The system requirements for your NEC Versa using Windows 98 are approximately the same as they are for using Windows 95. As with Windows 95, Windows 98 requires 16 MB of RAM. For hard disk space a typical installation requires 225 MB of free hard disk space, but may range from 165 MB to 300 MB, depending on system configuration and options selected.

The system requirements for your NEC Versa are:

TA minimum of 16MB of RAM.

TApproximately 50 MB additional hard disk capacity.

TIf backing up Windows 95 system configuration files, another additional 50 MB for a total of 100-MB additional hard disk space.

Note: The Windows 98 Setup Wizard informs you if your system has insufficient hard drive space to proceed.

NEC recommends that you do the following in the order listed to upgrade your system.

1.Disable the “Save-to-Disk” feature in the BIOS setup.

2.Upgrade your operating system to Windows 98.

3.Upgrade your mouse driver.

Disabling Save-to-Disk in the BIOS Setup

Follow these steps to disable “Save-to-Disk” in the BIOS setup.

1.Boot the system and enter the BIOS setup utility by pressing the F1 key before Windows is loaded.

2.Once the BIOS setup utility appears, press the ‘P’ key in order to display the “Power Management Options” menu.

3.Press the down arrow twice to the “System Suspend Mode” row entry.

4.Press the Alt and down arrow keys to bring up an options box.

5.Press the down arrow key to select the “Suspend/Resume” setting if the “Save to Disk” setting is currently set.

6.Press the down arrow key to the “Auto Save To File” row entry.

7.Press the Alt and down arrow keys to bring up an options box.

8.Press the down arrow key to select the “Disable” setting if the “Enable” setting is currently set.

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