I want to install windows 98 on my PC. But it says that windows 98 is supported by the system. Here are the specifications of the PC

Processor - Core 2 Quad 6600 Mother Board Chip set - G 41 Ram - 4 GB DDR3 VGA - Asus 4850

How I install Windows 98 on this PC. Which hardware is the incompatible on with Win 98?

  • 2
    Consider a virtual machine.
    – jdphenix
    Jan 17 '15 at 9:05
  • Are you using a window OEM install disk, not a retail disk? An installation disk for say Dell or HP would give an error msg something like that if you tried to install it on a non-Dell or HP machine.
    – jdh
    Jan 17 '15 at 15:54
  • Most likely a 64bit machine and Win98 doesn't support that architecture.
    – wbeard52
    Jan 17 '15 at 16:29

Install virtual machine (for example VirtualBox) in your OS. Then install Win98 into the virtual machine and run the Win98 in virtual machine.


Windows 98 is from long time out of support. So you (with very high probability) will not find drivers for motherboard, videocontroller, network.

Think about install Windows 7 or 8. Or some linux distribution

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