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Windows 98 hardware compatibility

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  • Windows 98
  • Hardware
  • Compatibility
  • Windows
Last response: in Windows 95/98/ME
January 29, 2010 11:38:25 PM

I'd just like to ask if windows 98 can run on newer machines? Because I'm worried that if i put it in a newer pc, it won't recognize onboard audio/video and other things because of driver problems?

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January 30, 2010 5:52:37 AM

You'll need to check the particular machine. It won't run on my m/b (MSI P35 Neo). You can always run it in a VM; otherwise buy a cheap old PC off eBay.
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January 30, 2010 9:55:38 AM

are there no specifics there?
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January 30, 2010 11:37:58 AM

Sorry, I don't understand what you mean. The specifics are, Windows 98 will not run (by which I mean will not run at all) on many modern m/bs; it may, or may not, run on others.
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February 1, 2010 1:55:48 PM

New video cards no longer have drivers available for 9x either... in fact, ANY new hardware within the last 3 or 4 years only have Win XP or later drivers available. The only exception is workgroup printers... but even a lot of those won't have drivers for 9x either.
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