Graphical operating system by Microsoft, released on May 15, 1998.

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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. EDIT:...
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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 microsoft'...
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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 [closed]

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 ...
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Old PC failing with no beep or monitor signal at start up, but occasionally it boots OK

A friend asked me to look at an old Windows 98 machine (I don't have any specs I'm afraid) that was having problems but I'm stumped, does anyone know what might cause the following symptoms: There ...
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Create a CDROM Bootdisk to update BIOS

So, I have a Tyan Opteron board with a very old BIOS version. I realize Opteron's aren't exactly common like Athlons, Phenoms, Intel CPUs, etc. but my question revolves around updating the BIOS, ...
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Cannot share files on USB drive between Windows 98 and Windows 2000

I've run into a strange situation where I can't share files between Windows 98 and Windows 2000 using a USB flash drive. Files I put on the Win98 machine can be read by that machine, but not by the ...
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How can I improve the rendering performance of this old DOS application?

I have very old DOS Application (CadSoft Eagle - PCB Designer) and I want to work with it on my workstation with Windows 7. Then I install Windows 98 and that software into VmWare Player. But that ...
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Can keybounce be caused by an incorrect driver?

I recently re-installed the OS on an old laptop, and just noticed that it seems to have some pretty bad keybounce. Could that be that I need to find and install a driver for the keyboard, or is it ...
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A fatal exception 0E occured at 0028:xxxxxx in VxD IOS(01)

I get a blue screen of death in my windows 98 machine every time I boot it. I can't reach to my desktop. The error is like this: A fatal exception 0E occured at 0028:C003CC2F in VxD IOS(01) + ...
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Where can I download previous versions of Microsoft Operating Systems?

Like Windows ME, Windows 98, Windows NT and others. I want to test and compare operating systems for my satisfaction of learning new things.
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Finding which OS a software requires?

How to find a (ie., Portable single executable) software requires a particular OS (Win98, Win98SE, WinME, Win2000, WinXP, Linux). I am using Win98SE in one pc and WinXP in another PC. If I copy/...
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Dual boot nt4 and windows 98

I am trying to dual boot nt4 and windows 98 se (don't laugh - old computer). I have seen Microsoft's instructions for doing this, but it limits windows 98 to have a Fat16 partition (NT4's NTLDR doesn'...
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Sun Virtualbox: Cannot Install Windows 95 or 98

I'm running XP and I've tried to install Windows 95 and 98 with the official CDs in Virtualbox. Both of them give the error: FATAL: no bootable medium found! System Halted I've mounted the CD ...
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Using taskmanager (or something like it) to check processes running on another computer

OK, here is the situation. I have an old computer running windows 98. It has recently started booting to a blank screen. It gets past the win98 logo screen, but instead of displaying the user name/...
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Reading PFS First Choice and Word Perfect 5 files in an XP or Windows 98 environment

My priest has 3 computers, Windows 3.1, Windows 98 and Windows XP. Recently his power supply blew out on his Windows 3.1 computer and he needs to get to the data on the hard drive. He's looking into ...
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Windows 98 remote support over dial-up?

A certain octogenarian in my family lives in a far-away state and uses an ancient (circa 2001) computer for doing email. It works "just fine" (so she says) and she doesn't want to replace it. Whatever....