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chrv80

Install Windows 98 in a 2010 PC

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I want to install Windows 98 SE in a PC which has a Gigabyte G31M-ES2L motherboard, 1GB RAM, an Atheros AR8131 Gigabit Ethernet network card, an Intel G33/35 Chipset svga card and a Realtek ALC883 soundcard. The processor is Pentium Dual-Core @ 1.80 GHz. I have already installed Windows 98 SE, there is very much speed, but I have a problem with the drivers. I can't find any driver. Any idea? Is there any way to install these drivers? With an .inf file? With Windows 98 DDK? Please help. Thanks in advance.

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I hope you didn't buy that board for the expressed purpose of running 98SE on it. The way things are these days you would be lucky if they have Win 2000 drivers for it. If you want to use 98SE because you have an old application you want to run you could try Windows 2000 or XP and Virtual PC 2004 and install 98SE on that.

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=3243

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Virtual_PC

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I'm running Win ME with a G31chipset motherboard, but it's very recommendable to read those topics:  

1.  http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/97588-modern-motherboards-which-are-working-with-windows-98/  

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You can download the chipset driver on: http://windows98.ic.cz/               ( http://windows98.ic.cz/chipset/intelinf.zip)

There is no driver for the onboard grafik and sound, but you can test the universal "Bearwindows" driver (http://bearwindows.boot-land.net/vbe9x.htm) for the onboard grafik. Maybe it works. It is a very simple driver and it does not provide 3D hardware acceleration like DirectX or OpenGL. 

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I hope you didn't buy that board for the expressed purpose of running 98SE on it. The way things are these days you would be lucky if they have Win 2000 drivers for it. If you want to use 98SE because you have an old application you want to run you could try Windows 2000 or XP and Virtual PC 2004 and install 98SE on that.

No. I didn't buy this motherboard for Windows 98 but for Windows 7. And I have already tryed with Virtual PC 2004 but it's very slow, and Windows 2000 and XP don't run the applications and the games. But thans.

I'm running Win ME with a G31chipset motherboard, but it's very recommendable to read those topics:

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2.

You can download the chipset driver on: http://windows98.ic.cz/ ( http://windows98.ic.cz/chipset/intelinf.zip)

There is no driver for the onboard grafik and sound, but you can test the universal "Bearwindows" driver (http://bearwindows.boot-land.net/vbe9x.htm) for the onboard grafik. Maybe it works. It is a very simple driver and it does not provide 3D hardware acceleration like DirectX or OpenGL.

Thanks very much!! I have installed the chipset driver first and then the universal "Bearwindows" driver and the display is fine. 1280x1024 with 32bit color. Thanks!!

And has anyone any idea for the sound? Please help.

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Your Board has two PCI slots. Buy a PCI sound card (ebay) with a 9x driver.  And disable the Realtek onboard sound in the device manager.

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This is a solution. But are you sure that there isn't any way to install the current sound card? To install a compatible driver like the grafik card? If it possible. Otherwise I will buy an other sound card with Windows 98 drivers.

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No, I'm not sure, but I never have read about a driver or compatible driver for your Realtek ALC883. I use old Creative Sound Blaster PCI cards (Ensonic ES1371/1373).

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OK. There is no problem. I will buy a sound card from eBay. But Thanks for all!

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