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Can't navigate to setup.exe in FreeDOS

I am installing Windows 98 on computer well based it's expiration date. It lacks an OS. When I pop in the disk (Yes it is bootable), it will display a command prompt at the location A:. However, ...
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FreeDOS edit command failing

I am installing Windows 98 on to a computer which lacks an OS. I am using FreeDOS to do so. However, I need to edit the "config.sys" file in order to load the required files, and for whatever reason, ...
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How to change the Windows 98 boot logo?

so I learned that it's easy to change Android device boot logos and stuff. Windows boots with WinLoad.exe, which calls a GPU to draw the logo. Is it possible I can decompile Windows OS in pieces ...
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access is denied while CD a folder in Windows 98

I have a folder named Protel in Windows 98. I can normally browse it using windows explorer but when I try command cd protel from command prompt it say Access is Denied I know windows 98 has only ...
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Quitting DOS Program and booting Windows OS

I have a really old System (Fujitsu ICL ErgoPro e450) It is set up so that it boots into DOS mode and then runs a DOS Program. My question is how would I quit this program, close DOS mode and Reboot ...
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VirtualBox Windows 98 SE not installing

I am using VirtualBox 4.3.12 on my macbook pro running OS 10.9.3 and trying to create a virtual machine from a Windows 98 SE ISO file I have, which is apparently bootable. Here are the settings I ...
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How do I disable new device detection in Windows 98? System freezes when installing ACPI Battery

So, I have Preperad an external USB HDD in VMWare with Windows 98 SE on it and unofficial Service Pack 1 and 2 installed. It works fine in the machine (windows 98 SE boots nice FROM USB! wow, in the ...
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Need to read a Windows 98 DRVSPACE.000 file in Windows 7

Today I came across a DRVSPACE.000 file in my archives and I want to recovers its contents. Beside the file is a READTHIS.TXT which reads: This disk was compressed using DriveSpace 3, which ...
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Is it possible to install a Windows XP driver on Windows 98?

I can't find a Windows 98 driver for my Epson SX130 printer. The oldest OS it has drivers for is Windows XP. I have medical equipment that only works on Windows 98, and no updates are available for my ...
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CF Card as IDE Hard Drive

I have an older laptop made in 97 with a Pentium MMX. I have been trying to use a CF card (Transcend 4GB) as an IDE hard drive for 2 days straight and its driving me nuts. I'm basically using a ...
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Why can't I attach USB devices to a Windows Virtual PC host?

I'm trying to run a Windows 98 program in a Windows 98 virtual machine in Windows Virtual PC that requires a USB device (more specifically LEGO Mindstorms Robotics Invention System 2.0 and its USB IR ...
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windows 98 installer inside a VirtualBox claims for 16 Mb RAM

I am trying to install Windows 98 in a virtual box image. I have built it with a 512 Mb virtual hard drive, 32 Mb RAM, and 16 Mb video RAM. First, it is declared as a DOS virtual machine. FreeDOs ...
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When Windows 98 is booting and the loading animation screen appears, what stage is the OS at?

When Windows 98 is booting and you see the animation, is this past the second-stage bootloader? Have all drivers been loaded yet? Is the kernel already running an executable (the boot animation), and ...
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How to compile application with Visual Studio 2008 in Windows XP for Windows 98 SE

I have Visual C++ 2008 installed in Windows XP. Compiled applications doesn't work in Windows 98 SE. How do I configure my compiler that it compiles Windows 98 compliant applications in Windows XP? ...
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How to reinstall OEM Windows 98 SE on an old Toshiba desktop?

I'm trying to install Windows 98 SE on an old Toshiba desktop PC and it's not going well. Toshiba stopped producing desktops around the year 2000. This model is from around 1999/2000, and it's called ...
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Internal stack overflow on Virtual PC when installing Windows 98

I'm attempting to use Windows Virtual PC to set up a Windows 98 (SE) VM; you know, for nostalgia's sake. However, whenever I run it, I get the following error: An internal stack overflow has ...
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Installing Agere Soft Modem on Windows 98

I have an older Dell XPS B800r that I use for Windows 98, and I recently reformatted and reinstalled Windows 98 2nd Ed. All of the installation of the drivers went fine, until I came to the ...
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Can JM20339 Driver for Windows 98 be installed in Windows 7?

I have an old SATA adaptor for a external hard disk drive. It uses the chip JMicro JM20339. I searched all day for a Windows 7 driver, but it seems that it doesn't exist. The only one I found was a ...
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Transferring data from external Jazz drive into computer with windows 98

I have an external Jazz hard drive that has been used to backup my files from computer with windows 98. My computer crashed. I have a second computer with windows 98 and the hard drive was taken ...
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Can I connect two computers to one monitor, with one connected via VGA and the other via DVI?

Is it possible to connect two computers to one monitor? The monitor is a Samsung S24B150BL (24 inch). No 1 Computer is running Windows 7 64-bit, to be connected via DVI. No 2 Computer is running ...
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Clonezilla with an old Windows 98 machine

I need to backup an old desktop PC running Windows 98. It has one harddrive which is very old. Is it possible to run CloneZilla on an old windows 98 machine? Is it possible that CloneZilla produce ...
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Turning a CD backup of Windows 98 into a running VM

In 1998, I wrote a CD with the contents of the C drive of my Windows 98 machine. I found that CD recently and I'm interested in turning it back into a running VM. (I'm using VMware Fusion 4 on Mac OS ...
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Mount floppy disk image (*.img) as virtual floppy drive

Title says it all. I am looking for some software that will allow me to mount a floppy disk image (*.img) as a virtual floppy drive...similar I suppose to mounting an ISO image to a virtual optical ...
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Windows 98 SE install screen on Virtualbox is a mess, how to fix?

I'm trying to install Windows 98 SE on Virtualbox, but the screen is messed up: Any idea how to fix this? Or perhaps could there somewhere be a complete guide, which displays every each screen one ...
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Is it possible to install Windows 98 on a VM in order to run a 16 bits app that accesses an old VLB data capture card from the host machine?

I need to access an old VLB (before PCI controllers) SCADA card with a 16 bits application that controls the data and processes. I do have only the DOS driver for that card and I need to install a 32 ...
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Customize Windows Run Dialog

Is it possible to customize the Windows Run dialog (invoked with Win+R)? For example, is it possible to replace the default Type the name of a program... message with something more interesting? In ...
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Is there any Virtualization software which still supports windows 98?

I have a windows 7 laptop and I need to run windows 98, unsuccesfully on VMWare workstation 8, VirtualBox 4.2, Microsoft Virtual PC and Parallels Workstation.. all of them do not have any GPU support ...
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Can I install this WDM driver in Windows 98? [closed]

According to the Wikipedia article about WDM drivers they should be compatible with Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Xp, Windows Vista, Windows7, Windows 8 etc... I need a WDM driver for my graphics ...
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LPR Utility for Windows 98

I'm trying to print to a network printer through TCP/IP in windows 98, however, windows 98 does not support printing to a TCP/IP port, so I read that I can do it through something called LPR. Where ...
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Windows 98 on a modern computer? [closed]

Is it possible to install Windows 98 in a modern computer and run modern software? If not, why?
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Customizing Windows 98 for young children

I have a number of kids games that only work on Windows 9x. Therefore, I have installed Windows 98 on an old computer to my children. The children are 5 and 2 years old. The problem I have is that the ...
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Using Win32 in DOS

Is there a way that I can start the Win32 environment or run Win32 programs from DOS without starting the Windows GUI? I'm using a Windows 98 PC that is booted into DOS mode from a floppy disk. ...
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.NET 2.0 won't install Windows 98

I'm trying to install .NET Framework v2.0 on my Windows 98 PC, but when I run the installer, the following error dialog appears twice: The INSTALL.EXE file is linked to missing export OLEAUT32.DLL: ...
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Are there alternatives to using Windows 98 print server and if not what should be secured?

Unfortunately the printer being used to print envelopes uses a LPR port which can only be attached to an old machine running Windows 98. The rest of the systems in the network are running Windows 7 ...
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How to image a floppy on Win98/Dos for Virtualbox?

I need to make an image of a floppy disk containing DOS drivers to use in VirtualBox. Is there to do it in the Windows 98 command line environment?
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Windows update for Windows 98 and ME in a VM

I am running Win98, ME, W2K in Virtualbox VM's, windows update does not work for IE5 on any of them (page loop), I have managed to update them to IE6 and it continues to go into some sort of page ...
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Windows 98 DOS Prompt Backup.exe & Restore.exe

I have an old application that run in Windows 98 DOS Prompt and it need backup.exe and restore.exe to export and import data , but i can't find these files , i founded dos supplement kit on ...
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Do code-signed executables (signtool.exe) run properly on Windows 98?

Unfortunately I don't have a Windows 98 machine to test this out on. Does anyone know if executables code-signed with SignTool.exe (on Windows 7) will run properly on Windows 98?
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I have a laptop with Windows vista and when I try to connect to the local shared server asks me for password, when in other PCs there is no need

I have a laptop with Windows Vista and when I try to connect to the local shared server asks me for password, when in other PCs there is no need for any password. If I install Windows 98 I already get ...
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Running a Brother HL-3040CN on Windows 98. No problems, right?

My client insists on using Windows 98. AFAICT, there should be no problem attaching a Brother HL-3040CN to the network and expecting it to handle the PCL5 and Postscript sent from Windows and DOS ...
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Generic Windows 98 USB Drive drivers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best way to get data off a computer with no support for USB or ethernet? I've got an old Win98 machine that I'd like to pull some data off of. (Tens of gigs of data, ...
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Can a Canon MX870 printer be made to work with Windows 98SE?

My client's workplace, which is chock full of legacy equipment and software, recently purchased a Canon MX870. Up until now they've been using it for faxes and for printing from the lone piece of ...
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Unable to access Windows 7 shared folder with Windows 98

I'm unable to access a Windows 7 (Windows 7 Pro 64-bit) shared folder from an old Windows 98 box: I tried with: Turning on file and printer sharing Turning on public folder sharing Turning off ...
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Application for recovering deleted files for Windows 98

What is the best tool for recovering deleted files in hard disk for Windows 98?
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Best way to get data off a computer with no support for USB or Ethernet?

A customer has a computer running Windows 98 (I know, cringe) and needs to take some data off the computer to put on a new laptop. I've tried using USB, but Windows 98 doesn't have USB storage ...
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Is there any value in a Windows 98 license? [closed]

Cleaning up some old papers, I found a Windows 98 license certificate. Does this have any value at all, or should I just toss it?
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How can I create a pen drive that I can boot from, and then install Win98 from?

I have a HP Compaq t5515 thin client computer with a flash disk and USB port. I want to put Win98 onto it, replacing whatever is on there now (I think it is some Linux-based thing). I can find stuff ...
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Getting Computer Specs with MS-DOS

I have a laptop here that's running good old Windows 98. Instead of command prompt it has MS-DOS. Is there an equivalent to the systeminfo command for MS-DOS?
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Accessing Windows XP share from Windows 98

I have two computers. One running Windows XP Home, and another running Windows 98. I recently had to reinstall Windows XP due to a crashed hard drive. I am unable to access a share on the XP ...
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Where to get a .dll I need?

I just installed Wine for the first time and I am trying to get an old game running. It says that smackw32.dll is missing. I don't have a Windows 98 machine to copy it from there, not even a Windows ...