Microsoft Windows Boot Disk 98 SE


  • This boot disk is from Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition retail package, thanks.

  • thank you for this

  • What if you were to use Linux to make a FAT32 partition bootable, copy the bootdisk to that partition, then reboot, thereby installing it from the hard disk? I think it is possible, just I probably need to mind the disk configuration (data tree or file tree; create the right folders; set the attributes right; other housekeeping)

  • The base install needs to be installed from a boot disk, the upgrade can work under a version of DOS and/or Windows.

  • P.S Thanks so much.

  • for any confused soul, "You can also use it with 95 RTM if you don't use FAT32" means when running fdisk, say N to enable large support
  • No Ramdrive version of Win98SE Boot Disk.
  • edited November 2022
    This is a Retail Setup Disk for installing Windows 98 Second Edition, not a disk to boot or utilize standalone MS-DOS.
    The official version recognized by MS is Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition, and it is not the version that users call their minds like MS-DOS 7.1.

    It is recommended to use MS-DOS version 6.22 or lower to utilize MS-DOS standalone.
  • Anyone know how to get fdisk to format C: as fat 32 instead of 16. no matter the boot disk or iso it won't format it to fat32.
    Am using the latest update of 86box. Sorry if it's the wrong p[lace to ask such.
  • This doesn't work on QEMU?
    boot command:
    qemu-img create -f raw windows.img 2G
    qemu-system-i386 -hda windows.img -m 64 -cpu 486 -vga std -fda boot.img -cdrom Windows.iso -boot a
    after formatting using the boot disk, it can't boot right
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