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Topic # 29780 19-Jan-2009 12:22
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Hi all.

 

We have some creaky old PCs with Win 98 on them.  Yes we still have apps that only work with DOS bases PC and these apps will not work with Win 2K and up so it was suggested to install it as a Virtual PC OS..

I downloaded from MS Virtual PC and have installed it on my Win XP PC.  But for the life of me I can't seem to get the Win 98 install to start. When I point Virtual PC to the CD drive with the Win 98SE CD in  nothing happens.  I  suspect it may be because Win 98 did not have a bootable CD  but used a floppy to start from..

 

I have read thru the readme file and looked online and this should be easy.

 

Any pointers would be appreciated..

 

Thanx in advance..





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  Reply # 190514 19-Jan-2009 12:48
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Yes - you will need to get a floppy boot disc or a floppy boot image somewhere.

Then you insert the disc and start setup that way.


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  Reply # 190526 19-Jan-2009 13:25
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Thanx for that.

 

I found the boot image and it runs up.  I type in setup from the CD ROM but get

" cannot create temporary directory

If you have a HPFS or NTFS installed on your hard drive

you will need to create a MS-DOS boot partition to setup Windows"

Don't tell me that I now need to install Partitionmagic and create a FAT 32 partition for this??

 

 

 





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  Reply # 190529 19-Jan-2009 13:36
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The aps you need to run, are they DOS aps or Windows?




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  Reply # 190531 19-Jan-2009 14:10
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check out the instructions on this site: http://vpc.essjae.com/




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  Reply # 190776 20-Jan-2009 13:14
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Thanx reg,

 

That site did the trick. All installed now..





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