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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...