Can Windows 98SE run on an Intel I7 with SATA hard drives?

Liam Proven lproven at
Thu Jan 28 12:45:45 CST 2016

On 28 January 2016 at 19:40, Chuck Guzis <cclist at> wrote:
> The latest rig that I've run 98SE on is a  Intel P3 (440GX) with 2GB of
> memory.  I can do it, but it took the "unofficial final service pack" to
> reduce the amount of memory to something reasonable.

Exactly. I think it can't handle >512MB and it *definitely* can't do
multicore. It's pointless. It's buying a new car and putting
roller-skate wheels on it... because you're used to skates.

> Drivers, I think would be the stumbling block on modern hardware.


> I'd use
> VirtualBox in any case to deal with that issue.  I've certainly done with
> other old systems.

Well yes, but you need a host OS, and there is no reason not to _use_
that host OS and work on it.

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