mikelo

Windows 98 on a 2006 laptop?

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Hello, I have an older laptop from 2006, it's Packard Bell Easynote and has AMD Turion64. It's running XP, but I want to convert it to Win 98 (or if impossible Win 2000) for nostalgia purposes. See, although I've used XP more than Win 98, I miss 98 way more than I'll ever miss XP. And although I haven't used Win 2000 for more than a few months, it looks a lot like 98 GUI-wise. So, will 98 install on that, considering it's 64 bit processor? Most of the drivers are available for Win 9X and 2000.

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I have no problems with 98SE on my HP NX6125 that has a Turion64 in it. I did have to hack ATI video driver to support the mobile chip and replace the WiFi card to something that has 98SE drivers.

Your main problem will be drivers.

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I'm trying to install 98se on a Dell Inspiron 8600. It's been rough--lockups trying to install pci, usb drivers. Intel 855 Chipset drivers and the tweaked Nvidia seem to load ok till it gets to usb installation. I do have my cd key memorized now though. I've been writing down the order I install drivers/updates and trying different orders. Haven't figured it out what works yet. I might have a hardware issue though- when it warms up it takes way longer to load stuff. I'd love to talk to someone who's accomplished this.

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Hi! I'm planning to try to install Win98 on a 2005 tablet notebook HP TC4200. Has anyone done it already, even if it was on the digitizer-less cousin NC4200?

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I'm trying to install 98se on a Dell Inspiron 8600. It's been rough--lockups trying to install pci, usb drivers. Intel 855 Chipset drivers and the tweaked Nvidia seem to load ok till it gets to usb installation. I do have my cd key memorized now though. I've been writing down the order I install drivers/updates and trying different orders. Haven't figured it out what works yet. I might have a hardware issue though- when it warms up it takes way longer to load stuff. I'd love to talk to someone who's accomplished this.

Got everything working including bluetooth (dell bluetooth 350 module).  I had the most trouble with Intel's IDE controller- trick was to set to primary only then run 'add new hardware' non plug and play wizard to install ide for cd drive.  The same goes with Dell Inspiron 9200, which is a nicer computer( wide screen, 4 usb, subwoofer).  There's a specific install order for the 9200-install bluetooth hardware/software last after all updates. 

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I have no problems with 98SE on my HP NX6125 that has a Turion64 in it. I did have to hack ATI video driver to support the mobile chip and replace the WiFi card to something that has 98SE drivers.

Your main problem will be drivers.

Are you able to use the memory card reader in 98SE?

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Internal reader is 2K+ only. I need CF support so I use USB reader instead anyway.

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I'm really impressed with my Dell Inspiron E1505 manufactured mid 2006.  I've just updated the cpu to T7400 Core2 Duo and it can do 1080p on youtube with Geforce Go 7300 in 98SE.  It had a 1.6 ghz Core Duo which could do 720p.   Of course there's no Windows 98 sound driver so I'm using bluetooth speakers. 

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