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

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How to mount ISO as DVD by virtualbox?

I am trying to run an old program written for win98. I downloaded the win98 vmware image from here: https://winworldpc.com/product/windows-98/98-second-edition I am able to start the system, but every ...
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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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How to turn a program into a screensaver

I have this event in which I have several computers set up, and I want it so that they use this program as their screensaver. What I mean by this is the program will run like normal, but as a ...
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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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How to improve screen resolution under Windows 98 working on a modern computer

I have a computer with Windows 7 (starter) and alongside that I installed Windows 98 on a small FAT partition on the hard drive (when I'm working in Windows 98, I boot the computer from a flash ...
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Can't install Windows 98 SE in virtualbox - SUWIN caused a General Protection Fault in module <unknown>

I get this error when installing Windows 98 Second Edition on virtualbox. my host is Mac OsX. the guest settings are the following: Base memory: 64 MB Boot Order: Floppy, Optical, Hard Disk ...
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What is the latest DirectX version officially compatible with Windows 98 SE?

I want to install Windows 98 SE for gaming old games. For this I need to know what is the latest DirectX version officially compatible with Windows 98 SE?
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Is it possible to run Windows 98 SE from L3 cache with no RAM installed?

Modern CPUs can have L3 cache in the range of tens of megabytes (e.g. 24MB). W98SE requires at least 16MB of RAM to run (24MB recommended). Is it possible to use the L3 cache as RAM, without any ...
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Windows 98 suddenly unable to see the domain

I have a couple older computers running Windows 98. Not an option to upgrade. They are networked internally to a 2k3 server so that files can be transferred to them. Suddenly one of them has stopped ...
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How can I Migrate the User Environment from a Windows 98 HDD to a VM?

I have the hard drive from a PC I used from 1999 to 2004 (I know, I should have upgraded from 98 by then), and I am trying to copy the whole user environment. My attempts include: Connecting HDD ...
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Can i use windows 98 keyboard on windows 10? [duplicate]

The keyboard is this one: http://goo.gl/iUrj72 I make this question because i read that w10 doesn't support PS2 keyboard. I have already tried on a wXP computer, it hasn't worked (only led were on). ...
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How to play midi music in VirtualBox Windows 98?

I'd build a Windows 98 VM in my Mac with VirtualBox to run some old games, like "Z". It is running, but without the great soundtrack. When testing, I realize that the soundtrack is in midi files, and ...
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How to force screen resolution on Windows 98 under VirtualBox?

I have been preparing Windows 98 for use and one thing that bugs me is too low a screen resolution. So, I was told to install SciTech Display Doctor and switched to their display driver. I also ...
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Windows 98SE On VirtualBox is stuck in cmd mode past formatting

I followed the instructions to a T on YouTube videos of loading in Windows 98SE and when I select boot with CD-ROM Support it does the systems check before getting stuck at .A\ prompting me to type ...
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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 recover its contents. Beside the file is a READTHIS.TXT which reads: This disk was compressed using DriveSpace 3, which requires ...
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How Can One change the MS-DOS prompt font color?

How Can One change the MS-DOS prompt font color? MS-DOS is really old, and being the grandpappy of the computers it is really hard to find support for it. I have these tried suggestions from ...
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Where can I find samples of MS-DOS/Win9x Viruses to record/test?

Since MS-DOS and Win9x are basically oldies now, I think it's safe to ask this question. Where can I, as a YouTuber, find MS-DOS and/or Windows 95/98 viruses on the internet? I would like to record ...
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How to install Windows 98 with ACPI enabled from Virtualbox

I have a Windows 98 SE ISO file and want to install it with ACPI enabled. i found this https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?t=9918 I always mount ISO file in Virtualbox. however i don't really ...
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Virtual Machines - External Hard Drive - Windows 98

I recently bought a USB - external hard drive, is there any possibility that I can run a Windows 98 environment on it? If so, what would be the steps I need to take? Else, what requirements am I ...
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Installing linux onto a windows 98 system

I would like to install a Linux OS on a system which currently has the windows 98 OS installed but be able to use both OS's (not at the same time...obviously). I am unsure what version of Linux I ...
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Trying to power up an old pc with a laptop cable?

So i'm trying to start up an old windows 98 model. I was thinking of using the cable from a laptop because it fits into the power supply. Problem is i don't know if its safe, advice?. On the computer ...
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How can I transport a file from my Windows ME using VirtualBox to the host?

I need to pick up a file located inside a Windows ME running from VirtualBox and put it in whatever else (e.g. the host system), but I'm being unable to do it thanks to a series of problems: The ...
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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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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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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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How can I go about triple-booting with Windows 98 on my machine? [closed]

I have an idea, but do not know if it will work. I want to use Windows prior to XP, but, since Windows 2000 does not have a bootstrap method (at least, none that I can recall), I have decided upon ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...