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To be honest, taking the drive out would take about 30 seconds, it's probably the easiest way.


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download Ubuntu Linux CD or USB, boot from there and it will support USB using serial port will take forever (depend on the data volume) there are also DB25 Male / DB25 Male 15C Parallel Data Transfer Cable (norton commander or Windows 'Direct Cable Connection.") boot Linux from floppy - but it is not GUI :) DVD - KNOPPIX this GUI is very lightweith no ...


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Hyperterm file transfer with a null modem cable? Odds are good the old box has one and cheap USB ones can be used on the new laptop. Even for a CDROM of data it should complete overnight. Or you could even do full PPP over the serial port to another PC running a pppd.


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Problem: Windows 98SE is incompatible with the newer hardware that VirutalBox virtualizes; specifically when hardware resources are passed-through from the host directly. Solution: In VirtualBox, disable the hardware acceleration for that VM. To do so: Right-click VM. Choose Settings. Choose System. Choose the Acceleration tab. Un-check Enable VT-x/AMD-...


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If you're looking for drivers for a USB flash drive for Win98 FE or SE, see this page for a generic USB Mass Storage Driver. Right click on My Computer and select Properties On the System Properties page that opens up click on the General tab, if it is not already on that page. Under the System heading, look for the version number (see right) * Version 4....


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Windows 95 or 98 are not bootable cd's. Only from Windows 98 SE Bootable options were available. Try to get hold of Boot disk images for Windows 95/98 (note:- download file which has the .img extension). Use it to load in VirtualBox floppy.


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No Microsoft-supported way to do it Windows GUI cannot be separated from the kernel and runtime libraries that support Win32 programs (in Windows 98). You can get Windows without the GUI only using Server Core install mode in Windows Server 2008. 3rd party Win32 emulation for DOS There is a software that emulates Win32 API and allows Windows console ...


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I'm guessing this is a bug in VirtualBox 5.0. I haven't reported it yet I'll get around to it but for the time being I downgraded to version 4.3.28, and the old Windows boots fine. Update: This should be fixed by VirtualBox 5.0.22, although I haven't tested yet.


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If you have a MSDN paid subscription, you have an access to various downloads, and especially old (and very old like Windows 3.11) operating system ISO (CD and DVD) along with the required licensing information.


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If I recall correctly, there's a registry entry somewhere under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersionthat contains "explorer" and actually tells Windows to start the explorer.exe process (which provides the taskbar). If you replace it with something else, the user shell is replaced, and the user's access to the usual items (my ...


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"second-stage bootloader" … "loaded drivers" … "GPU" … You're thinking that booting DOS+Windows was a (comparatively) simple affair, akin to how operating systems like Windows NT, FreeBSD, and Linux distributions boot. It was far from simple. The animation is an old and simple personal computing trick: palette rotation. There's no ...


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Get a USB-to-parallel adapter, it's around $7. Connect this printer with this adapter to any computer running Windows. HP LaserJet drivers are available for modern Windows versions too. This is what one vendor says about their adapter: Add a DB25 parallel port to your desktop or laptop PC through USB. The ICUSB1284D25 6 ft USB to DB25 parallel printer ...


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I was able to get around this error by using the Paravirtualization setting to Legacy (found under System => Acceleration in the VM settings).


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VNC maybe? It's certainly available for Windows 98. If it was indeed VNC, the original executable might be conveniently lying somewhere on the hard drive. Have her do file search for *vnc*.exe and see what appears. Or: I don't mean to offend, but it could be a construct of her imagination. While working at a helpdesk during college, I fielded a question ...


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As far as for people who want to buy it for use, probably not. It is unsupported and it doesn't seem that Microsoft cares if people have the key. For nostalgia, perhaps. It goes for like $20 on Ebay.


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No, Too many key generators out there for win98, and Microsoft does not protect installations with WGA or any type of activation scheme, besides most of the hardware that can even run W98 has been recycled. About all you can say is you own a piece of computer history, since it does not take up much room, archive it for the grandkids.


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Back in the day, we used special parallel or serial port cables and file transfer software to move data from PC to PC. The most famous package I remember was LapLink and it came with special cable and software for just this problem. Wikipedia describes the LapLink cable as for parallel port - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LapLink_cable, but I know I have in a ...


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The two most economical ways to do it would be to, as many suggest would be to: remove the harddrive and put it into another machine that you can copy the files off buy the smallest, cheapest stack of CDs and burn copies of those. Variant on 2, buy a cheap stack of CD's, burn a very lightweight Linux distro (Knoppix works fine) on it, and transfer off via ...


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I'd just get a USB<->IDE converter (see the review on cool tools). You wouldn't even need to remove the drive from the case if the connectors fit in behind the drive. Just plug in the data cable between the laptop and the drive, plug in the power, ????, profit!


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I assume you are trying to access a network share on another computer, and being asked repeatedly for credentials. What you could try to do is stock the credentials, hopefully once and for all, this way : Go to Control Panel -> User Accounts Click "Manage you network passwords" Click the Add button Fill out the details of the computer to "Log on to", "...


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Windows 95 original shipped without support for OLE Automation. IIRC, it didn't become available until 1996. Consequently, there were a lot of installers that deployed the missing files, oleaut32.dll was one of them. With the inevitable trouble this causes, they routinely overwrote the Windows 98 version of those DLLs. Windows file protection came around ...


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Windows Virtual PC doesn't officially support Windows 98. Use an alternate VM such as VirtualBox or similar instead.


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The fault is likely either a bad motherboard or bad power supply. Regardless of the problem source, the result is that the motherboard doesn't get properly powered up. There's enough power to spin the fans, but not enough to actually drive the chips. Do I even need to suggest replacing the machine? :-)


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smackw32.dll is a library for decompressing/viewing video files generated by Bink/Smacker video technology. While you can files from sites like dll-files, I'd recommend getting the file from the game's installation CD (if you have it)


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Check your burning software for a "Make disk bootable" option. Sometimes even with all the correct files written to the disk, unless you tell the software to make the disk bootable, it will not work.


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There are certainly flags in the headers of the executable to indicate some sorts of compatibility, but I suspect it's only linked to 32- or 64-bits, and platform (MIPS, Alpha, PowerPC, Intel, ...) for older (NT3, NT4 times) executables. Normally it's the role if the installer (if any) to check the OS compatibility. If there is no installer, the executable ...


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It works for me with PSTools from Sysinternals, using pslist to get the process list and psexec to execute pslist on the remote system: psexec \\servername -u username -p password -c pslist.exe -accepteula -c will copy the executable to execute (here pslist.exe) on the remote system. -accepteula accepts automatically the license agreement that is ...



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