Questions tagged [windows-98]

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

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Is there a tweak that adds animation to open & close windows in Windows 98?

I am using Windows 98 in VMware and I just want to know if there is a program/tweak that adds windows 10/7 style animations when opening & closing windows in Windows 98. Like WindowFX but it's not ...
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Windows 98 drive image

I have one PC with windows 98. It doesn't have USB or CD-Rom, but it has floppy drive and Network. I need to make drive image. Can I do it with Norton ghost ? I mean Norton ghost on floppy drive as ...
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Pri Slave Drive - ATAPI Incompatible

I’m attempting to restore an old Windows 98 PC from 2002. The CMOS battery was obviously dead so I replaced it. Everything works, except for the CD ROM drive. Every time I boot the computer, I get the ...
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Can I recover data from deleted hard drive partitions on a Windows 95-98 PC? [duplicate]

I have some old Windows 95-98 era PCs that I would like to recover data from if possible. They have all had the hard drive partitions deleted using 'fdisk' and have not been used since. Would it be ...
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Prior to Windows 7, did windows not have any ability to group themselves in the Taskbar in this manner? [closed]

Since even Windows 7 is now long since EOL, this is not a practical question of a problem I'm facing. Rather, I'm curious whether or not I would've been able to run my system back in those days of ...
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Windows 98 SE not shutting down VirtualBox

I am fairly new to using VirtualBox and how it is used. I recently installed Windows 98 SE on it using an ISO file. It has been working fine until I try to shut it down from itself (like pressing the ...
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Installing Windows 98 using a USB CD-ROM drive

I'm trying to install Windows 98 on an old Dell Optiplex FX160 thinclient that does not have an optical drive. Because it doesn't have one, I'm using a cheap Lite-On DS8ACSH optical drive in a USB ...
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Problems using libvirt to create a Win98 Virtual Machine

Recently, I encountered a need to run some Windows 98 software. I decided to use this project to learn about virtual machines (I have had no previous experience). I tried to run virtualbox on my ...
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Install win 98 without CD and FDD

I have got an old laptop compaq LTE 5300 and trying to restore it. Ofcourse, original HDD was broken. I have replaced it by CompactFlash card with adapter. And now I have a challenge: how to install ...
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How can I access a directory shared by macOS 10.14 from Windows 98 SE?

On macOS I have enabled "File Sharing" in the "Sharing" section of the "System Preferences" application. It says "File Sharing: On" and "Other users can access shared folders on this computer, and ...
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How to boot and read a Windows 9X BootCD from a 2TB SCSI/NVME SSD?

Edit: First I want to apologize that I thought it was SCSI, that's what the Device manager details told me. I tried to boot both a Windows 98 SE and a (patched) Windows ME Boot Disk equipped SSD and ...
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How to format a 2TB SSD to be Win98/DOS bootable in Windows 10 without FORMAT.COM/DISKPART

I have a formatted a 2 terabyte SSD with a program explicitly called "fat32 format", set it active, I put the files of a Win98 bootCD on it, but it failed booting with a black screen and a blinking ...
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How to get Win 9X OEMSetup working from same C:\ USB stick as the Boot Disk

I got Windows ME Boot Disk to run on a USB-Stick just like Win98 Boot Disk can by using a hex editor and changing 2 hex values from 75 to EB because WinME BOOTCD DOS'ability to install on hard-drive's ...
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When logging into a Windows 98-based machine by hitting Esc to bypass the password prompt, which user account is used?

It's been a while now, but when Windows 98 was stil a thing I can vividly remember that when the login screen appeared with the password prompt, I was simply able to hit the esc key on my keyboard to ...
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Puzzle: Win98, user has removed files, will not boot — how to boot

A friend uses a Win98 for his small business. Unfortunately he deleted a few crucial files, one or two of them belonging to Windows. The main obstacles we have are that: (1) his disk contains ...
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How to use USB flash drives with Windows 98?

I have a Compaq desktop computer running Windows 98 SE. It's been handed down a few times, and I don't recollect it ever being online but it does have a version of Firefox from 2007 so I could be ...
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Getting DirectX 7.0 to run on Windows 98 SE inside of a VMware Workstation Player (v14) VM

I'm trying to get DirectX 7.0 to be able to run on the Windows 98 SE that I installed from an OEM install CD-ROM disc. The Windows 98 SE actually came pre-installed with DirectX 6.0, but after ...
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Windows 98 connected to a Linux box with a crossover cable…easy as it sounds? [closed]

I have a bunch of 5.25" floppies that I need to transfer files off of. The machine that I will be doing this from runs Windows 98 and does not have a USB port. It does have a CAT-5 network plug-in. I'...
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Windows 98 Lubuntu dual boot - Windows not booting

I've got my hands on an Asus laptop, a l3000tp if I'm not mistaken (part of the l3tp family). It has a Pentium 4 processor, 512 MB RAM and a 40 GB hard drive. I wanted to install Windows 98 on it ...
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VMWare Windows 98 - Abnormal Termination TestBed: NO DirectDraw hardware

I have downloaded the Windows 98 Virtual Machine Image from here. I installed the game hogs of war but after I start the game I get the following messagebox: Abnormal Termination TestBed: NO ...
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Can I get internet on my old Toshiba satellite 315CDS

I have an old Toshiba Satellite 315CDS and I see it has telnet and other network programs. It is running windows 98. However, there are no ports on it that look like they could handle internet. No ...
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Why doesn't Windows 98 have “NT” in the version name?

If we take a look at the list of Microsoft Windows versions from Wikipedia we will see (in order of release date) that Windows NT 4.0 has the release version NT 4.0, Windows 98 has 4.10 and Windows ...
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How to check amount of VRAM in Windows 98?

I'm running a Virtual Machine in VMWare Player with Windows 10 as the host and Windows 98 SE as the guest. I'm trying to give the virtual machine more VRAM and have added svga.vramSize = "16777216"to ...
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Why can Windows 9x software run on Windows 7 64-bit?

For many years (long after the introduction of Windows XP) I ran a collection of old Windows 9x desktop PCs. Basically, these machines were too low-spec in their hardware to be upgraded to XP (and had ...
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windows - did ctrl+i invert selection in a folder?

In previous versions of Windows, was Ctrl+i ever a default shortcut key for inverting file selection in folders and on desktop? I believe that it may have been present in Windows 2000 and earlier ...
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How to find the BIOS serial number on Windows 98?

In Windows 10 I can use WMI, but it seems that Microsoft has removed this download from their website which supports Windows 98. I need to use it for a legacy project. Any ideas, or other tool ...
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How to triple-boot Windows 95, 98 and ME in a VM?

NOTE: I'm obliged to make it triple-boot this is for college exam purposes Didn't find similar questions over the internet. I tried these steps on a VM: Install Windows 95 Install Windows 98 (...
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How do I edit the VRAM in VMWare Workstation 12? [duplicate]

I have a Windows 98 Virtual Machine that I want to increase the amount of VRAM in it. The problem is, whenever I edit the .vmx file it never notices the changes and will never let me go above 4MB ...
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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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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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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 card)....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Install windows 98 on my PC [closed]

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 ...
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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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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 ...