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Converting windows 98 to a virtual machine in 2019

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by PK-her0, Feb 4, 2019.

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  1. PK-her0

    PK-her0 Thread Starter

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    hi guys

    wasnt really sure where this should go...but since im trying it on a windows 7 machine i thought i would post it here.

    i need to convert a windows 98 installation into a vm...the hardware on the 98 is failing and i dont want to lose an application that will cost thousands to replace.

    I just wondered what the chances are of converting the 98 to a vm so i can run it on a newer pc
    i googled but information looked old and wondered what the chances are of getting something installed on the 98 to to the conversion.

    can you convert a hard drive to a vm? as in the system doesnt need to be running? or is there a soft i can use?
    any help greatly appreciated

    pk
     
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    hey guys remember this is windows 98

    i wouldnt expect much of anything to install and run on it...
     
  5. Johnny b

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    Are you wanting to run your Win98 in a virtual machine on a newer computer running something like Win 7,8 or 10?

    Or just transfer your existing Win98 to a similar computer in good condition?

    Last I remember, virtual os apps like VirtualBox do not run on a Win 9X platform.
     
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    definitely the first
    "Are you wanting to run your Win98 in a virtual machine on a newer computer running something like Win 7,8 or 10?"
     
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    texasbullet's link or mine ought to do what you want.
     
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