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How to install windows 98

By TheCase
Feb 4, 2008
  1. Hi

    How can I install windows 98. I have ubuntu currently installed

    Thanks
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,446   +324

    End of Life Policy

    you know of course this system is out of date and has no service!

    see this article

    If your system will not support at least Win2k, then it's time to move up to a current platform :)
     
  3. allmightypuff

    allmightypuff TS Rookie Posts: 37

    actually, most new harware and most software from today wont even work in win 98.why would u want to use win 98? as jobeard said, there is no support or updates even for the base win xp, only if u already have sp1 installed, let alone 98.
     
  4. TheCase

    TheCase TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 99

    I have a really low spec PC I thought it would preform better with an old OS
     
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    ME is better (I know everyone hated ME, but it's really good for low end, and comes with good driver support, and thumbnail view !)
     
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,630   +321

    I'd fire up gparted from a live cd, and delete all the partitions. Then startup with a 98 floppy and run fdisk. Set up your partition that way, then I forget whether you actually need to format the drive or whether you can begin the 98 setup and have it recognise the partition and format.

    You actually may not even have to manually use fdisk, you might be able to just run from the cd and have it ask to set up partitions. Its been about 8 years since I've installed 98.
     
  7. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,348   +50

  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  9. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,457   +228

    I have an old Dell PC using Windows 98SE that I don't use much anymore. I believe existing security updates are still available through Windows Update, just not any new ones of course.
     
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