Install Windows 98 on new Dell E550

Dell / Latitude e5500
March 24, 2009 at 02:45:45
Specs: Windows 98
Can any one help.

I have purchased a Dell Latitude E5500 because it has a RS232 port built in and I need to run software that will only run in dos hence 98. Is it possible to run 98 on such a computer and if so how!

Many Thanks for any posts.

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March 24, 2009 at 10:38:07
Again, (as in a recent rash of posts) the issue will be finding drivers, updates, etc. that will support the OS and the applications you plan on running on it...

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March 24, 2009 at 19:01:18
The dell support page doesn't show any 98 drivers:

That doesn't mean they don't exist, just that you'd have to find them elsewhere.

But an RS232 is just a serial port. It's hard to find a PC that doesn't have one. If that was your main consideration in buying the laptop you'd be much better off with something older that will have 98 drivers available.

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March 25, 2009 at 04:47:57
Try Installing Dosbox, or MS Virtual PC to run the older OS.


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March 25, 2009 at 13:38:02
If the laptop has a SATA hard drive I think that may be a deal breaker.

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