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

Dave G4UGM dave.g4ugm at
Fri Jan 29 15:23:48 CST 2016

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> Subject: Re: Can Windows 98SE run on an Intel I7 with SATA hard drives?
> On 1/28/2016 8:37 PM, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> >
> > On faster, more modern systems, I use VirtualBox.  Just not worth the
> > extra trouble finding drivers--but I suspect 98SE will run on P4
> > systems as well.
> The one thing I'm not seeing mentioned
> in re VirtualBox is that what if you
> have a legacy Win 98SE system with
> hardware in it, like a GPIB card or
> sound card?   Or if you have software
> that talks to hardware via serial or
> parallel ports eg. eprom burners, Zector ZVG vector graphic driver for
> etc.

VMWare Player, which is free will re-map modern PCI-Express parallel and
serial ports which have odd IRQ's back to the ones legacy drivers expect. I
keep a copy of XP in a VMware Player VM for my old Parallel Port JTAG
programmer for some old Spartan 3 boards I have.

> The other hassle is having to
> essentially rebuild an Win98 (or any
> other) machine from scratch in order to try to replicate an existing
setup.  I
> haven't seen any way to "capture" an existing machine and all its disk
> partitions -- especially when there's multiple partitions of different
> -- and import it into the virtual
> world.   That'd be great.
> - J.

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