Solved Hey Everyone! I'm back again but I need some help.

May 16, 2018 at 21:51:42
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So remember that Windows 98 2nd Edition boot floppy I had? Well I still have it as its just pinned up on my wall as an "artifact".

So, I need help with two things:

1. Finding a good laptop or desktop for cheap with no OS currently installed on said computer.
2. Installing Windows 98 on the computer from the disk itself.

If you guys from the community could help me out that would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks guys!


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#1
May 17, 2018 at 15:15:08
Why do you want to run Win98 & why as the sole OS rather than in a VM? To run it solo, it would be best to get an older system with supported hardware. Example - Pentium 3 or Athlon XP, 512MB RAM, Geforce 2 graphics, IDE hard drive.

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#2
May 17, 2018 at 18:24:26
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riider's correct...you won't be able to find anything new that'll handle Win98, and it's full of security holes that aren't patched (so using it on the internet becomes quite risky).

Having said that, you need to look for a machine from that era based on the system requirements:

http://www.windowsreinstall.com/ins...

http://www.technologytips.com/windo...

There's also a decent amount of info available on "fixing" it:

http://www.mdgx.com/upd98me.php

http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/det...

https://www.hpcfactor.com/support/p...

With all that, there's this to also consider:

1.Finding drivers for such old hardware/OS combo will be difficult at best and sometimes impossible.

2. No newer versions of virtually any software would run on it so you'd also have to find older versions as well (just as, or even more difficult, than finding drivers).

3. As mentioned, using it for internet-access is foolishly risky and, as with software, you'd have to find browsers/ftp/email-clients that would also work. Few browsers would be able to handle most web pages and virtually none wouldn't accept security protocols ("https:") currently available on most sites (including this one).

4. Using such an old machine inherently has it's own perils (such as imminent hardware failures).

Not trying to be another naysayer, but you'd have your work cut out for you if you want to seriously run Win98.

And finally, you won't be able to use the "boot floppy" that you mention for installation. You'll have to find a full version of the OS itself.....

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#3
May 18, 2018 at 09:07:00
Thanks for the info guys. I'll be back if I have any issues.

Life is good, God is great.


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