Windows 98 Second Edition

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  • I am having problems with the OEM Full English version

  • The download looks fine to me. My copy of ImgBurn has no problem with the ISO file.

  • @SomeGuy said:
    The download looks fine to me. My copy of ImgBurn has no problem with the ISO file.

    It won't even let me burn/write to the disc

  • @owenrichmond11 said:
    It won't even let me burn/write to the disc

    I assume you've extracted the ISO file out of the 7z file you've downloaded? If so, what file manager did you use to extract it? chances are you're using either an outdated version of 7-Zip or a different archiver with limited 7z support.

    What disc are you trying to burn it to? IIRC some ISOs can be picky enough to not want to burn on anything besides the medium it was designed for (in this case: CD-R).

  • @owenrichmond11 said:
    I tried to use ImgBurn and it said it was an invalid file type

    Did you extract the ISO from the archive?

  • Why does it say "Windows 98 runs on top of the same 'MS-DOS 7.1'"? MS-DOS 7.1 is an unofficial version, although it does support FAT32 and LFN.

  • Because technically speaking it is MS-DOS 7.1. The DOS version API will identify it as such. Microsoft simply did not use that name or offer it as a standalone product. That does not change what it is.

  • Using the VMware 98SE download, a Windows 8/10 looking thing appears saying this:

    Recovery
    Your PC needs to be repaired
    There isn't enough memory available to create a ramdisk image.

    What is the issue with this? I haven't installed Windows 10 or anything on that. It just happens. Think it's been overwritten.

    Here's an image if you are wondering:
    https://ibb.co/mJMojo

  • Uh, nothing to do with Windows 98.

  • It works now. When the error occurred the download file size was 206 MB instead of the usual one which is around 400 mb.

    NOW THAT'S PROOF IT HAPPENED!

  • The screen you saw might be because the VHD boots from the Windows 8/10 BootMgr and then it loads Windows 98

  • I cannot get sounds to work using the Windows 98 Second Edition (OEM Full). When installing the drivers for the sound card it asks for the ks.sys file from the CD Rom. How am I to fix this? I burned the .iso file to a blank CD, but that didn't fool it. Should I use the (VMWare download instead, if so... how, please?) Thanks :)

  • Got it working! This is great, many thanks!

  • @BoardwalkSue said:
    I cannot get sounds to work using the Windows 98 Second Edition (OEM Full). When installing the drivers for the sound card it asks for the ks.sys file from the CD Rom. How am I to fix this? I burned the .iso file to a blank CD, but that didn't fool it. Should I use the (VMWare download instead, if so... how, please?) Thanks :)

    Well I don't think you can at the moment so if there is a skip option that will do it, I don't think you need sound unless you watching something without subtitles.

  • @Sabir said:
    Using the VMware 98SE download, a Windows 8/10 looking thing appears saying this:

    Recovery
    Your PC needs to be repaired
    There isn't enough memory available to create a ramdisk image.

    What is the issue with this? I haven't installed Windows 10 or anything on that. It just happens. Think it's been overwritten.

    Here's an image if you are wondering:
    https://ibb.co/mJMojo

    Well it could be MS-DOS and our new PC's running on NT framework sooo maybe Microsoft Hidden windows 10 in your PC.

  • archive.org is a good place to store stuff. It offers the ability add pictures, description, tags and thus making all downloads searchable.

    It is not possible for users to directly upload here, the admins will do this. But they have a large list of stuff to do, so no one knows when it's gonna be uploaded.

    If admins don't see these posts, it won't be uploaded. To speed things up, you might create an offer in offers section with that link. Then it's definitly on their todo-list.

  • @susone said:

    the link does not work.

  • @ShermanRetroWindowsFan said:

    @susone said:

    @susone said:
    simpified chinese version of windows 98 [DELETED]

    please upload it here

    the link does not work.

    the person who gave me the link (from betaarchive) says the url was set to expire in 30 days

  • @susone said:

    @ShermanRetroWindowsFan said:

    @susone said:

    @susone said:
    simpified chinese version of windows 98 [DELETED]

    please upload it here

    the link does not work.

    the person who gave me the link (from betaarchive) says the url was set to expire in 30 days

    oh.

  • I have a problem, when installing windows 98 it always fails to install a .dll that is the gui, could you tell me what could I do, please?

  • no, forget it, I've already corrected it

  • but could I get some iso with drivers for windows 98? and how do I change 256 colors?

  • @edgeeak said:
    how do I change 256 colors?

    You need to install video drivers before you can change the color depth.

    If you're using VirtualBox, use some generic VESA driver. If you're using VMware, install VMware tools. If you're using either real hardware or PCem/86box, download and install drivers for your graphics card.

  • @KCompRoom2000 said:

    @edgeeak said:
    how do I change 256 colors?

    You need to install video drivers before you can change the color depth.

    If you're using VirtualBox, use some generic VESA driver. If you're using VMware, install VMware tools. If you're using either real hardware or PCem/86box, download and install drivers for your graphics card.

    Likewise above, you'll need to install the drivers if you're using a virtualizer or choose the right graphics card for emulators. QEMU has very poor Cirrus emulation on Windows 98 at colors higher than 256.

  • edited September 28

    @BF10 said:

    @KCompRoom2000 said:

    @edgeeak said:
    how do I change 256 colors?

    You need to install video drivers before you can change the color depth.

    If you're using VirtualBox, use some generic VESA driver. If you're using VMware, install VMware tools. If you're using either real hardware or PCem/86box, download and install drivers for your graphics card.

    Likewise above, you'll need to install the drivers if you're using a virtualizer or choose the right graphics card for emulators. QEMU has very poor Cirrus emulation on Windows 98 at colors higher than 256.

    yes, but my vm is very corruptive , some system data may be sporadically damaged

  • Why is it very corruptible? It shouldn't be so unless
    1. You are using a very bad program
    2. Your OS tends to corrupt your files

  • @edgeeak said:
    yes, but my vm is very corruptive , some system data may be sporadically damaged

    I have not had problems with VMware, and I've always used it for several tests on that system. It's better than VirtualBox. It gives more stability, even in version 15, still compatible

  • When I install from the top OEM (full) I get an error message saying "the SHELL32.DLL file is linked to missing export SHLWAPI.DLL:tFileAttributesA." when I dismiss the error, Explorer says it has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down. Every solution I've found for this involves doing things in file explorer, which I cannot get to because this happens before I even get to the desktop for the first time. What the hell is causing this and how can I fix it?

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