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Windows 98 Hi,I am running 2000xp,but need to run windows98 for some old hardware on same laptop ?

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Have a read of this MS article. It contains everything you need to do/know

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306559

Hope this helps.
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Posted on Aug 27, 2008

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Can you install windows xp on a ibm 380ed laptop


Hi there,
You need to make sure your laptop meet the minimum hardware requirements for windows XP . (see below)
I believe your system has a Pentium MMX 166 MHZ processor which will not be able to run XP properly.
But that's not all, You also need to make sure IBM Lenovo provides drivers for all the hardware on your 380ED, which I don't believe it does.

Minimum hardware requirements

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Tried inserting recovery cd-rom in satellite P10 (windows XPHome) and first screen shows message about running Windows98! Aborted process and PC is OK. Is it safe to proceed?


should be. It looks like someone updated that computer from Win 98 to XP - that's why the recovery disks are for Win 98. You should be ok to proceed if you didn't do any of the recovery. Are you able to use System Restore to force computer to revert to an earlier time when everything was working ok?

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I have several older pieces of software that I would like to use. However I need to dumb down my laptop from window XP to windows 98 Is there a cheap/free way to this?


most windows 98 software can be ran in XP using "compatibility mode", but you might have to adjust other compatibility settings to get it to work. i have never had problems running windows 98 software in xp, or even vista, even without compatibility mode, so your actual hardware may be to blame.

to access compatibility mode, right click on the program's .exe file or desktop shortcut and choose "properties" and then select the "compatibility" tab. there you will find options to run in windows 98 mode, and several video options. you may have to try several different video configurations along with windows 98 mode before you find the one that works.

if the compatibility options dont fix it, then the processor is probably too fast for the program, and you will have to download software (if available for your motherboard/model) to underclock, or slow down, your processor. to find the right software to do this will take quite a bit of research, and may be beyond your skill level.

there is also a free program called microsoft virtual pc that can run other versions of windows in a "virtual computer" inside your windows xp desktop. you can download virtual pc from the microsoft website, and i believe that it comes with, or has available for free, a windows 98 virtual os. if it does not make the windows 98 virtual software available for free, then you will, unfortunately, have to purchase a windows 98 cd on ebay.

to actually wipe xp and replace it with windows 98 may not be feasible because the windows drivers might not be available for your computer, and the proper drivers are necessary to access all of your hardware. there is no support for windows 98 anymore, so the drivers are quite hard to find, if they were even ever made.

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Microsoft (and Dell) stopped supporting Windows 98 a few years ago -- it lasted for over TEN years! So, it is *NOT* likely that you will find drivers for any computer that was "designed for Windows 2000" or "designed for Windows XP" or "designed for Vista".

So, in general, it is a _bad_ idea to connect any computer running Windows 98 to the Internet -- Microsoft has issued many "security-fixes" in the 4 years after they stopped supporting Windows 98 and Windows ME.

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You may be able to install one of the Linux distributions on the machine to garner a few more years use from it. Go online and search for a distro that will support the type of hardware you have. Since Win-98 is no longer supported by Microsoft, getting replacements are impossible.

Linux is a very robust and stable operating system that supports all kinds of hardware. A big bonus is it is FREE and there are LOTS of free apps available that will do almost anything you want to do.

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Win98 Internet Problem


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I have an old Compaq 1260 running Windows 98.I want to connect to the internet to up grade but I cant because of the dial up motum.I have a netgaer wireless router in the home that runs all my new laptops....


Ok you need to see if you have a wireless adapter to the laptop if you don't have one then you can buy one for less than 10 quid...Once you installed it then you need to input your network key code(if you have any sort of secutiy on your network which I suggest you have)..Hope this helps and it's a 10min job...

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Upgrade hardware


Hi
It will to expensive, it not worth it, You will end up spending up to 200 pounds and it may not even run smoothly. You can get a good cheap laptop at ebuyer.com.

Good Luck

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Install that, and it will check your system to see if it will run on windows vista, and which version of Vista would suit the system you have.

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Reinstalling windows 98 o toshiba 420cdt laptop


You have two choices:
  • Convert your windows 98 cd into many boot floppies. Then install from floppy. There is a utility on the CD (although I can't remember its name. I think it's something like makedisk.exe) that when ran will prompt you for many floppies.
  • You can remove the hard drive drive from the laptop, and insert it into another desktop computer. You'll need a small adapter to do this, like the one found here:
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  2. Once you have inserted the drive into another machine, you can now copy the files from the windows 98 cd to the hard drive.
  3. Now re-insert the drive back into the laptop, and boot from the floppy again. Once inside DOS, you can change directory to your windows98 cd files on the hard drive, and simply run setup.exe.
The second method takes a little longer, but will give you many other benefits, including never having to insert the cd to install a windows component again. Let me know how it goes.
Steven

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