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Windows 7: Virtual Box and Windows 98 SE

16 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Virtual Box and Windows 98 SE

Hi All,

As I have way too much time on my hands, I found a old Windows 98 SE CD (which I promptly made into an ISO) and installed it into VirtualBox 4. Installed just fine (comes stock with IE 4).

Proceeded to install IE6Setup and a nice pack of updates which someone was kind enough to roll up into one package. To my surprise, Windows Update actually still worked for Win98 SE (amazing since support ended in 2006), but I have all the updates in (DirectX 9.0c, IE 6 SP1, .Net, etc). Win98 does not appear to validate with Microsoft's site, so as long as you have your product key (or access to one), it should work just fine.

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20 May 2011   #2

Win 7 Ult + Starter, XP Pro +Home, 2kAS, Linux Mint 8, SuperOS

98 predates validation, WAT, Genuine Windows etc which came in with windows XP, after some pre-release piracy "DevilsOwn Release" scared Microsoft into increasing the antipiracy measures.

This resulted in Vista, an OS that nobody even wanted to pirate.
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