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try to run the disk on compatibility mode. right click the application file, usually the file with the .exe extension then choose to run in compatibility mode running windows vista. if this doesn't solve then time to change to disk for windows vista version
Microsoft Windows 98 was an operating system used on a majority of personal computers from 1998 to 2000. Because of this, there are a variety of games
available to play on Windows 98, but are incompatible with later
versions of Windows. If you have Windows XP or higher, you have access
to a "Compatibility Mode" that allows your computer to play those games. Activating compatibility mode is a simple procedure.
Right-click the file that you usually click on when you are trying to start a game.
Select the "Properties" option in the drop-down menu.
Select the "Compatibility" tab, then check the "Windows 98" box.
Select the proper video mode for your game under "Display Settings."
Select the "Apply" button to save your settings, and select "OK."
Double-click on your game's file to begin playing the game.
This self-extracting file contains the Generic 9-Pin Printer Driver for Windows 95, 98, NT 3.51 and NT 4.0 (Printer Driver v1.0bEs, Core Driver Disk v1.0). This file is for use with all Epson 9-Pin Dot Matrix Printers.
Note: Please have your Microsoft Windows CD-ROM available as the printer driver may require some OS files from the CD-ROM to complete the installation.
What are the system requirements for using this printer?
PC Compatible Requirements - An IBM
(r) compatible PC with at least a 486/66 MHz (for Windows 98) or Pentium
(r) 133 MHz (for Windows 2000) processor (Pentium or higher processor
recommended) - Microsoft (r) Windows 98 or Windows 2000 - At least 16MB (for Windows 98) or 32MB (for Windows 2000) of RAM (32MB for Windows 98 or 64MB for Windows 2000 recommended) - 50MB of free hard disk space (100MB or more recommended) - VGA or better display adapter and monitor - CD-ROM or DVD drive for installing the printer software -
USB connection: a computer running Windows 98 or Windows 2000, with a
Windows-compliant USB port and a shielded USB "AB" cable up to 6.5 feet
(2 meters) long. Using an improperly shielded USB cable-especially a
cable more than 6.5 feet (2 meters) long-may cause the printer to
malfunction. Apple Macintosh Requirements - An Apple (r) iMac (tm) series or Power Macintosh (r) G3 or G4 with USB port - For iMac: Mac (r) OS 8.5 or later (Mac OS 8.5.1 or later recommended) -
For Power Macintosh G3 or later: Mac OS 8.5.1 or later If your iMac is
running OS 8.1, you need to upgrade your operating system before
installing your printer software. To find out which operating system
your iMac is running, select About This Computer from the Apple menu. If
you're running OS 8.5 or 8.5.1 on your iMac, Apple recommends that you
install iMac Update 1.1. Download the update for your system from Apple
at http://asu.info.apple.com. Contact Apple if you have problems
installing an update. - 16MB of available RAM (more recommended) - 50MB of free hard disk space (100MB recommended) - VGA display or better - CD-ROM or DVD drive for installing the printer software -
A shielded USB "AB" cable up to 6.5 feet (2 meters) long. Using an
improperly shielded USB cable-especially a cable more than 6.5 feet (2
meters) long-may cause the printer to malfunction.
You'll have to buy a copy of XP--probably from eBay or Craigslist. You may be able to use an upgrade version, but you'll need an install disk for 2000, or 98 to validate.
Boot from the install disk and remove the partitions from the hard disk. Then install using the defaults.
You might want to download the drivers from HP.com prior and store them on a cd or flash drive before doing the change over. If you have files that you want to transfer, copy those to the cd/flash drive as well.
note that windows 98 is no longer compatible with recent gadgets like you printer. this means that your pc registry is not able to load up the modules for installation process that needs certain requirements that your windows 98 do not meet.
the best option i advice you on is to check your pc's performance: your ram, processor and power supply. if your ram is over 512mb and your processor is near or above 1ghz, then you can either install another windows on the system without removing your 98 windows. this will help you install any other devices by using the other windows modules and swiching between the windows easily. this option is not advisable but helpfull when you do not want to override you existing windows so you could add any machine to your pc.
i know this might be a boring and a long process to consider if the printer you have does not support windows 98, but you could try it if you willing.
i will be more than just happy to hear soon fron you.
I regret to inform you that Microsoft no longer supports its Windows 98/Me operating systems. Microsoft's licenses that authorized manufacturers of printing and imaging equipment, including Lexmark, to include Microsoft's related USB files in printer and scanner drivers have also terminated. Consequently, Lexmark no longer is authorized to reproduce or distribute any Lexmark drivers that include Windows 98/Me USB functionality. Lexmark has removed Microsoft Windows 98/Me USB files from our currently distributed CDs as well as all web packages for Windows 98 and ME. This means that Lexmark is no longer able to provide Windows 98/Me USB functionality in any drivers for existing products. You may still retain the right to use/reload any driver CD or web package obtained previously.
Lexmark regrets any inconvenience this may cause our customers. If you have any questions about how this may affect you, you may refer to our KnowledgeBase articles, which can be located at http://support.lexmark.com.