I'm going to GUESS here that you Backed Up all of your data AND PROGRAMS from the old Win 95 machine and restored that information to a New system with Win 98 on it. You were shocked to learn that Microsoft Word (for example) didnt open on the new machine....sound about right?? You can transfer DATA (as in Documents or Data from a Database or Pictures, etc) from one computer to another, BUT NOT PROGRAMS....They must be reinstalled on the new machine for the transfered information to be seen or accessed. Win 95 & 98 install Programs in several different directories so the programs can "work" together (as in cut & paste, etc) so it isnt a matter of just copying the primary directory over to another machine for it to work.....I dont think it can be done any other way than to reinstall the program associated with whatever data you move.
"As hard as a rock & dumb as a brick"...Windows CEMeNT