How to Install Windows 98 on VMware Workstation 15/14

In this article, we will setup Microsoft Windows 98 on a virtual machine using the VMware Workstation 14/15 virtualization program.

How to Install Windows 98 on VMware Workstation 15/14

How to Setup Windows 98 on VMware Workstation

Windows 98, the code name for Memphis, was released by Microsoft in 1998 as an update to the Win95 operating system.

Microsoft had developed the Windows 98 operating system to improve Windows 95’s shortcomings and some additional security issues. This version was released on June 25, 1998.

Setting up Microsoft Windows 98 with VMware Workstation is quite simple. You can setup and use legacy operating systems in your computers using VMware virtualization software. If you have not installed this virtualization software on your system before, please check out this article.

In our previous articles, we have installed the Windows 10, 8.1, XP, 7 and 2000 systems using VM Workstation 14/15.

In this article, we will review the steps of installing Win 98 on the VMware virtualization software. If you don’t have the ISO, you can download it from the link at the bottom of the article.

With VMware Pro 14/15, you can perform the operating system installations by watching videos on our YouTube channel. You can browse the links below.

How to Use Windows 98 on Windows 10 ⇒ Video

You can watch the video below to perform the step-by-step setup using VMware software 14/15, and also subscribe to our YouTube channel to support us.

Win98 Setup Video

   Final Word

In this article, we have installed the Win98 First Edition, an older operating system, using the VM Workstation program in the Microsoft Win 10 computer. Thanks for following us!

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   Download Win 98 ISO for VMware Workstation

You can download the Windows 98 ISO image in this article by clicking the button below…

ISO Download


  1. Avatar for chuck fountain chuck fountain 24 May 2018

    Left my remarks on the YouTube page with this video. I have reached my level of disgust with all the videos about VMWare being used to install Windows OS’s. Not a one works the way you would expect the results . The only obvious conclusion an experienced pioneer could arrive at – is that Virtualization is a big fat joke. Until some one can definitively demonstrate with a video that the VM tricks work “AFTER” all the supposed installs by firing VM up again with the OS appearing as it would on a “REAL” machine install – then I’ll be convinced the whole thing is a sham. Sorry to be so negative – but see no opportunity to arrive at a more positive conclusion. Its the old story – proof is in the pudding.

    • Avatar for tolqabaqci tolqabaqci 24 May 2018

      Calm down 🙂

      I do not understand exactly what you want.

      You can use many operating systems on virtual machines such as VMware and VirtualBox. VMware runs on the OS. If you want to use virtualization directly on the hardware, you can buy a server and install VMware ESXi on it.

  2. Avatar for chuck fountain chuck fountain 24 May 2018

    My apologies – I guess I did not make myself clear enough for you. Please re-read the sentence starting with word “Until”. That should make abundantly clear what I would appreciate seeing (as well as many other silent viewers). Your level of expertise is unquestionably beyond us mere mortals – so please be patient and bear with us. There is no criticism intended/directed toward you or others who promote this paradigm. If VMWare runs on the host OS – whats the point when the OS installed within the VM cant be installed on the host machine. Sounds like a rabbit chasing his tale here. Your last “If” sentence is actually the root cause of the VM strategy failure. Thanks again for the courtesy of your reply. I have calmed down – just washed my hands of all this ridiculous absurdity to move on to more esoteric endeavors (in the REAL world). If I could sit at a keyboard with you and watch you prove my point – you would be the first person I would take out to the restaurant of your choice. Best wishes in your future challenges..

  3. Avatar for TROY HALIWELL TROY HALIWELL 22 June 2018

    How about an actual article and not a video? This is not an article.

    • Avatar for tolqabaqci tolqabaqci 29 June 2018

      Thank you for the feedback. I could not write the article because I’m too busy. But I will consider your opinion and I will fix it.


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