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 via EIDE/USB cable, using as disk for VMWare OS. Doesn't boot.
Tried to clone disk via 10.11 Disk Utility on Mac,
Set up working Windows 98 build on VM, and manually overwriting all non-system folders.
I know this is an unusual exercise that most people wouldn't put forth the effort to do, but I've been at it for a month every day now with different variations of the former.
How were users migrated in those days?