Solved how to install win 98 se on 64bit system

September 14, 2017 at 10:07:43
Specs: Windows 8
how to install win 98 se on 64bit system
as i tried to install it but current system w.not allow me to so booting from CD to install WIN 98 but the system restart , can anybody give help

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#1
September 14, 2017 at 10:24:02
You may find a setting in the BIOS that you can change to
allow "legacy" operating systems.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#2
September 14, 2017 at 10:39:39
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Installing Windows 98 on a modern system will be a serious challenge, one which may eventually prove futile. One big problem is that manufacturers gave up on Windows 98 years ago and it will be very difficult if not impossible to obtain compatible drivers. If you really must run Windows 98 it will be much easier to do so on a virtual machine such as VirtualBox or VMWare installed on a modern OS.

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#3
September 14, 2017 at 13:12:02
Win98 doesn't recognize SATA hard drives plus it won't install if you have more than 512MB RAM installed. A virtual machine would be the way to go. Why do you want to do this?

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#4
September 14, 2017 at 23:10:01
You'll never get it running properly on a modern PC even if you somehow managed to install it.

Best plan is look for an old, second-hand computer available online, it may even have Windows 98 pre-installed.

Search for "Used computers for sale" with Google (without the quotes).

But honestly why you want to install a dinosaur OS I have no idea, unless it's because it doesn't require activation.

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#5
September 15, 2017 at 17:15:51
64 bit machine can NOT run 16 bit code, at best they can only run 32 bit code. DOS is 16 bit code and is required to boot and run the installation of 98 so you can't possibly get there from here. You will have to settle for a virtual machine install of 98 or get a different box.

Lee


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#6
September 16, 2017 at 04:49:15
As above, your best shot would be to run Win98 on some type of virtual machine. The lack of driver support would be daunting enough by itself, but the fact that Win95/98 both include a good deal of 16-bit code would make running it direct virtually impossible. The following may help (although it deals with Win3x programs on 64-bit Windows):

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/window...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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#7
September 16, 2017 at 05:23:16
"64 bit machine can NOT run 16 bit code, at best they can only run 32 bit code."

That is incorrect. 64-bit Intel/AMD processors are fully compatible with 16-bit real mode.


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#8
September 16, 2017 at 14:24:14
thank U all for U help

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#9
September 29, 2017 at 13:44:13
This might be of interest:
https://www.dkia.at/en/node/180

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#10
October 16, 2017 at 01:50:14
I happened to see the entry in my BIOS that I referred to above.
The description says:

Boot Options - Legacy Support

When Legacy Support is enabled, BIOS will load Compatibility
Support Module (CSM) to support Legacy OS such as Windows 7,
Windows Vista, Windows XP and DOS. When Legacy Support is
disabled, BIOS will boot in UEFI Mode without CSM to support
newer OS such as Windows 8.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#11
October 30, 2017 at 12:54:21
If possible why not buy a used 98 machine like I did? I loved Windows 98 it's been years since I messed with it. But I wanted a old Compaq Presario as close to my first desktop as I could get. I found it on ebay some may say it was too much but I found it and found the old recovery disk the model I got was one of the model the Quick Restore CD would work with. So now I have the old machine and it runs very well.

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