Converting windows 98 to a virtual machine in 2019

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PK-her0

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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
 

PK-her0

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hey guys remember this is windows 98

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

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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.
 

PK-her0

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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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