In this article, we will examine how to install Microsoft Windows 98 step by step using Oracle VM VirtualBox on Windows PC/Laptop.
How to Setup Windows 98 in Oracle Software on Windows PC
The Windows 98 OS was released by Microsofton June 25, 1998, as an update to Windows 95.
It was not actually a full update for Windows 95. It was an update only for critical and critical updates, fixes and new devices. After it, Windows 98 SE (Second Edition) released. Although Win 98 is no longer used today, it is still in the memory of many people.
It is possible to use the Windows 98 system virtually on your physical computer. And therefore, you can only install and use Win 98 with the intention to get to the curiosity.
Type the virtual pc name and select the operating system version. Then click the Next button to continue.
Set the 1 GB (1024) RAM size for the Windows 98 machine and click on the Next button.
To create a new virtual hard disk, select Create a virtual hard disk now, then click the Create button.
Select the VDI (VirtualBox Disk Image) option for the virtual HDD file type and click the Next button.
In virtual machine installations with VirtualBox, we recommend configuring the virtual hard disk as Fixed Size. Because an HDD created with Fixed Size will increase the performance of the virtual machine.
Select the Fixed Size option for the virtual HDD and click Next.
Also, storing the virtual hard disk in a different location will increase the performance of the virtual machine. In addition to this, running it on an external SSD Disk will increase the performance of it significantly.
Store the HDD device in a different location of virtual machine and click the Create button after specifying the 2 GB HDD size.
Creating virtual hard disk…
Now, to add the Windows 98 ISO image to the virtual machine, click the Right button / Settings on the virtual machine.
Click Storage and then Empty from the left panel of the Win 98 settings window. Click on the CD / DVD symbol on the right-hand side and click Choose Virtual Optical Disk File.
After adding the ISO image to the virtual machine, click the OK button to close the window.
Start the Windows 98 virtual machine…
From the Windows 98 Startup menu, press Enter on the Boot from CD-ROM.
Press the Enter key on the Start Windows 98 Setup from CD-ROM option.
Press Enter = Continue on the installation screen.
Select Configure unallocated disk space and press Enter.
If you want to use a large disk, select Yes, enable large disk support and press Enter.
Press Enter to restart the virtual machine.
In the same way, continue with the second option.
Again, continue with the first option.
Wait while the Microsoft Windows 98 C: drive is formatted.
To continue with the installation, press Enter as shown below.
Click the Continue button to start the installation.
In this stage, you can specify the location where you want to install it. Select C:\WINDOWS and click Next.
Select the Typical that is selected by default from the installation options and click the Next button to continue the installation.
Select Install the most common componentsand click Next.
Type your user name for the virtual machine and click Next.
Select the country you live in and click on the Next button.
Installation is ready to copy Win98 files. Click Next to continue.
Copying your Win98 files to your computer…
After copying the files, restart the virtual machine as follows.
From the start menu, select Boot from Hard Diskand press Enter.
Type your username and continue.
To accept the license agreement, select I accept the Agreementand click Next.
Windows 98 has saved all the information and click Finish to continue the next stage.
Wait while MS Windows 98 does a hardware scan…
Configure your date and time settings and click the Close button to save your settings.
Updating system settings…
To log in, type your username and click on the OK button.
If you do not want to see the Welcome window again, uncheck the Show this screen each time Win 98 startsoption and close the window.
Oracle VM VirtualBox Win 98 installation has been successfully completed! You can check the system information in the following window.
How to Install Windows 98 Step by Step ⇒ Video
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In this article, we have performed the Windows 98 installation using the Oracle VM VBox virtualization program on the Windows 10 operating system. Thanks for following us!