Windows 98/ME on ADM64

Microsoft Windows 98 se (full product)
June 29, 2010 at 22:20:37
Specs: Windows 98, ???
It’s possible run Windows 98 or Windows Me on a laptop Hp Pavilion dv672la with 1GB of RAM and ADM Turion 64x2 processor.
I don’t have hard drive, and I have to boot from USB with Ubuntu 9.10, but the problem Ubuntu, is that I use Windows applications, applications that Wine doesn’t support, so I need boot Windows from USB, something like BartPE (which is NT / XP) but I cannot install applications or do changes on it.
Windows 98 installs but crashes in the second reboot, and Windows me, throws me errors when is detecting devices.
I cannot install Windows XP because the installation doesn’t load, it crashes when it initialized the installation second phase, using MS-DOS, I initiated the first phase of the installation with winnt.exe and copied all the files needed for installation, but once again, the installation doesn’t load after the computer reboot and I boot the installation from USB.

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#1
June 29, 2010 at 22:28:15
You don't have a hard drive in that laptop? That could sure be a problem.

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#2
June 29, 2010 at 22:42:20
Installing an old OS on a modern laptop is difficult to almost impossible. The problems with Win98 are going to more serious than XP.

The basic problem is that the Win98 CD won't have drivers for anything and it is unlikely you will be able to find them - simply because they were never created.


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#3
June 29, 2010 at 23:28:09
If you want the personal satisfaction of getting 98 to run on that you can probably do it. You'll need to drop the ram to no more than 512 meg to install. Then there's some modifications you can make to system.ini to accomodate 1 gig of ram.

But as already mentioned, you won't be able to find drivers. So a successful install will be a personal victory and nothing more.

If you want to run an old OS then buy an old computer.

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#4
June 29, 2010 at 23:33:16
I still want to know about "I don’t have hard drive,..."

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#5
June 30, 2010 at 12:42:26
You'll need to drop the ram to no more than 512 meg to install.

I have never had to do this in order to install 98SE.

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#6
June 30, 2010 at 12:56:50
Install a virtual machine. It would be fully supported.

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#7
June 30, 2010 at 15:00:31
I have never had to do this (drop ram to no more than 512 meg) in order to install 98SE.

It may not always be necessary but that's where problems start with 9X:

http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...

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#8
June 30, 2010 at 16:23:26
Well in my desktop computer I have 1.25 GB of RAM and replacing Himem.sys by Himemx.exe and editing the Sistem.ini, Windows 98 recognize all the memory.
How I have no hard drive, the system detects the USB as a hard disk, the MS-DOS too detect it as C: drive, the USB stick is 2 GB formatted with Fat32.
I sincerely wish I have XP, but I cannot install it on USB, the installation simply doesn’t start , I copied the a “Installed” Windows XP from a virtual machine and I used the NTLDR which creates the installation, and yet the system don't load, I just got the damn blue screen, I don't know how to boot Windows XP from a USB Stick.

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#9
June 30, 2010 at 16:54:36
I understand the problem you're having. What I don't understand is why you don't have a hard drive.

This is your laptop?

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...

160Gb SATA hdd's aren't expensive; at least in the US...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

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#10
June 30, 2010 at 18:20:58
Yeah, it does seem like an odd endeavor but apparently you don't need to reinvent the wheel on that one:

http://www.ngine.de/article/id/8

(If you get the 'service temporarily unavailable' here's google's cached version:)

http://webcache.googleusercontent.c...

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