How to Install Windows 98 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

In this article, we will examine how to install Microsoft Windows 98 step by step using Oracle VM VirtualBox on Windows 10 PC/Laptop.

How to Install Windows 98 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

How to Install Windows 98 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

The Windows 98 operating system was released by Microsoft on June 25, 1998, as an update to Windows 95.

Microsoft Win 98 was not actually a full update for Windows 95. It was an update only for critical and critical updates, fixes and new devices. After Windows 98 operating system, Windows 98 SE (Second Edition) was released. Although Win 98 is no longer used today, it is still in the memory of many people.

It is possible to use the Win 98 operating system virtually on your physical computer. And therefore, you can only install and use Win 98 with the intention to get to the curiosity.

You can install Windows 98 with virtualization programs such as VMware Workstation and VMware Fusion.

In our previous articles, we implemented Windows 98 installation with virtualization programs. You can access these articles from the links below;

In this article, we will use the Oracle VM VirtualBox virtualization program to perform the Windows 98 installation and finally install the guest additions.

NOTE: You can install Microsoft Windows 98 on Oracle VM VirtualBox 6.0.4 by following the stages in this article.

How to Install Windows 98 using Oracle VM VirtualBox

Before proceeding to the stages for installing Windows 98 in VirtualBox, you can download Microsoft Win 98 ISO file from the link below. Then follow the stages below to install Windows 98 in VirtualBox on Windows 10.

   Step 1

Run the Oracle VM VirtualBox program and click the New button to create a new virtual machine.

Oracle VM VirtualBox Virtual Machine Panel

   Step 2

Type the virtual machine name and select the operating system version. Then click the Next button to continue.

Creating a New Virtual Machine in Oracle VM VirtualBox

   Step 3

Set the 1 GB (1024) RAM size for the Win 98 virtual machine and click on the Next button.

Allacating RAM to Windows 98 Virtual Machine

   Step 4

To create a new virtual hard disk, select Create a virtual hard disk now, then click the Create button.

Creating a Virtual Hard Disk for Windows 98 in VirtualBox

   Step 5

Select the VDI (VirtualBox Disk Image) option for the virtual machine HDD file type and click the Next button.

VirtualBox Hard Disk File Type (VDI)

   Step 6

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 the Next button.

Storage on Physical Hard Disk

   Step 7

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 Windows 98 Hard Disk Size

   Step 8

Creating virtual hard disk…

Creating Virtual Hard Disk in VirtualBox

   Step 9

Now, to add the Windows 98 ISO image to the virtual machine, click the Right button / Settings on the virtual machine.

Windows 98 Virtual Machine Settings

   Step 10

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.

Adding ISO File to Windows 98 Virtual Machine

   Step 11

After adding the ISO image to the virtual machine, click the OK button to close the window.

Adding ISO File to Windows 98 Virtual Machine

   Step 12

Start the Win 98 virtual machine…

Starting Windows 98 in VirtualBox

   Step 13

From the Microsoft Win98 Startup menu, press Enter on the Boot from CD-ROM.

Boot Windows 98 from CD-ROM in VirtualBox

   Step 14

Press Enter on the Start Windows 98 Setup from CD-ROM option.

Start Windows 98 Setup from CD-ROM

   Step 15

Press Enter = Continue on the Win98 installation screen.

Microsoft Windows 98 Setup

   Step 16

Select Configure unallocated disk space and press Enter.

Configure unallocated disk space

   Step 17

If you want to use a large disk, select Yes, enable large disk support and press Enter.

Yes, enable large disk support

   Step 18

Press Enter to restart the virtual machine.

Restart Windows 98 Virtual Machine

   Step 19

In the same way, continue with the second option.

Boot from CD-ROM

   Step 20

Again, continue with the first option.

Start Windows 98 Setup CD-ROM

   Step 21

Wait while the Microsoft Win98 C: drive is formatted.

Formatting C: Drive in Windows 98

   Step 22

To continue with the installation, press Enter as shown below.

Setup is preparing to install Windows 98

   Step 23

Click the Continue button to start the installation.

Windows 98 Setup

   Step 24

In this stage, you can specify the location where you want to install it. Select C:\WINDOWS and click Next.

C:\WINDOWS

   Step 25

Select the Typical that is selected by default from the installation options and click Next to continue the installation.

Selecting Windows Setup Type

   Step 26

Select Install the most common components and click Next.

Install the most common components

   Step 27

Type your user name for the virtual machine and click Next.

Type your user name for the virtual machine

   Step 28

Select the country you live in and click on the Next button.

Selecting Your Location

   Step 29

Installation is ready to copy Win98 files. Click Next to continue.

Start Copying Files

   Step 30

Copying your Win98 files to your computer…

How to Install Windows 98 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 31

After copying the files, restart the virtual machine as follows.

How to Install Windows 98 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 32

From the start menu, select Boot from Hard Disk and press Enter.

How to Install Windows 98 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 33

Type your username and continue.

How to Install Windows 98 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 34

To accept the license agreement, select I accept the Agreement and click Next.

How to Install Windows 98 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 35

Win 98 has saved all the information and click Finish to continue the next stage.

How to Install Windows 98 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 36

Wait while MS Win 98 does a hardware scan…

How to Install Windows 98 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 37

Configure your date and time settings and click the Close button to save your settings.

How to Install Windows 98 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 38

Updating system settings…

How to Install Windows 98 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 39

To log in, type your username and click on the OK button.

How to Install Windows 98 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 40

If you do not want to see the Welcome window again, uncheck the Show this screen each time Win 98 starts option and close the window.

How to Install Windows 98 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 41

Oracle VM VirtualBox Win 98 installation has been successfully completed! You can check operating system information in the following window.

How to Install Windows 98 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

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   Final Word

In this article, we have performed the Windows 98 installation using the Oracle VM VirtualBox virtualization program on the Windows 10 operating system. Thanks for following us!

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   Download Windows 98 ISO for VirtualBox

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