Can someone help with a OS installation

November 11, 2010 at 21:53:19
Specs: Windows 7, 2.8ghz. 4gb. Ram
I have three hard drives on one computer, Window 7, 32 bit. Windows 7, 64 bit on the other. I would like to install Windows 98SE on my third drive. The third drive is new and blank. Can someone help me with the installation. I have a 2.8 ghz. with 4gb. ram pc.

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#1
November 11, 2010 at 22:56:51
First of all, does the support site for your motherboard have 98 SE drivers? If it doesn't you'll never get the OS setup right.

Then, what kind of hard drive is it? You want an IDE (not SATA) no larger than about 120 gig.

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#2
November 12, 2010 at 10:15:26
I have Seagate 500gb Sata hard drive. I have a 98se start up disk with the correct drivers. I believe I have to get to the new drive dos and there I can load disk drivers to format and install the 98se os??

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#3
November 12, 2010 at 10:36:49
You are wasting your time trying to install 98 as you are. 98 has no support for new hardware. No sata driver available.

You won't be able to install dos since your present os boot drive is ntfs. Ignoring the driver issue you could set your bios to boot the 3rd drive and then try to install dos.

It maybe a better path to consider using one of the free virtual softwares on install 98 on a VM
Web search
installing windows 98 on virtual pc
or
installing windows 98 on vmware

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#4
November 12, 2010 at 13:49:41
So you're saying I can't install 98se on a new sata hard drive. And at start up have three OS to choose from.

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#5
November 12, 2010 at 14:27:54
Martin09 that would be correct. Win98 went obsolete before sata was invented.

Only possible way would be to put an ide drive in, partition the primary partition as fat and set it as your primary boot drive.
Install dos
install 98
install win7 32bit
install win7 64bit

Even with a ide drive there maybe no way for 98 to address your mainboard hardware since thing like north/south bridges didn't exist then either.

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#6
November 12, 2010 at 15:09:10
Thanks for your help. I'll try for a different angle. Martin

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#7
November 12, 2010 at 19:47:10
You can also track down an old P-III or equivalent PC at a garage sale or goodwill and install 98 on it. I don't underestand anyway why people want to cram a bunch of different operating systems on the same machine. One hardware failure and yoiu've got nothing.

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#8
April 8, 2011 at 00:24:17
first remove two hdds , install windows 98 O.S in new hdd , after that connect all three HDDs , by using BIOS setup ,select the hdd from which O.S you want to boot

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