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.
How to Install Windows 98 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

How to Install Windows 98 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

Windows 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 Windows 98 is no longer used today, it is still in the memory of many people.

It is possible to use the Windows 98 operating system virtually on your physical computer. And therefore, you can only install and use Windows 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 step by step and finally install the Windows 98 guest additions.

How to Install Windows 98 using Oracle VM VirtualBox?

Before proceeding to the steps for installing Windows 98 in VirtualBox, you can download Windows 98 from the link below. Then follow the steps 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 for Windows 98.

How to Install Windows 98 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 2

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

How to Install Windows 98 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 3

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

How to Install Windows 98 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 4

To create a new virtual hard disk for Windows 98, select Create a virtual hard disk now, then click the Create button.

How to Install Windows 98 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 5

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

How to Install Windows 98 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   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.

How to Install Windows 98 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   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 Windows 98 virtual machine and click the Create button after specifying the 2 GB HDD size.

How to Install Windows 98 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 8

Creating virtual hard disk…

How to Install Windows 98 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 9

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

How to Install Windows 98 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 10

Click Storage and then Empty from the left panel of the Windows 98 settings window. Click on the CD / DVD symbol on the right-hand side and click Choose Virtual Optical Disk File.

How to Install Windows 98 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 11

After adding the Windows 98 ISO image to the virtual machine, click the OK button to close the window.

How to Install Windows 98 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 12

Start the Windows 98 virtual machine…

How to Install Windows 98 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 13

From the Microsoft Windows 98 Startup menu, press Enter on the Boot from CD-ROM.

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   Step 14

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

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   Step 15

Press Enter = Continue on the Windows 98 installation screen.

How to Install Windows 98 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 16

Select Configure unallocated disk space and press Enter.

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   Step 17

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

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   Step 18

Press Enter to restart the virtual machine.

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   Step 19

In the same way, continue with the second option.

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   Step 20

Again, continue with the first option.

How to Install Windows 98 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 21

Wait while the Windows 98 C: drive is formatted.

How to Install Windows 98 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 22

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

How to Install Windows 98 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 23

Click the Continue button to start Windows 98 installation.

How to Install Windows 98 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 24

In this step, you can specify the location where you want to install Windows 98. Select C: \ WINDOWS and click Next.

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   Step 25

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

How to Install Windows 98 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 26

Select Install the most common components and click Next.

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   Step 27

Type your user name for the Windows 98 virtual machine and click Next.

How to Install Windows 98 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 28

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

How to Install Windows 98 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 29

Installation is ready to copy Windows 98 files. Click Next to continue.

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   Step 30

Copying your Windows 98 files to your computer…

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   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 Windows 98 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.

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   Step 34

To accept the Windows 98 license agreement, select I accept the Agreement and click Next.

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   Step 35

Windows 98 has saved all the information and click Finish to continue the next step.

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   Step 36

Wait while Windows 98 is doing a hardware scan…

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   Step 37

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

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   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.

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   Step 40

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

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   Step 41

Oracle VM VirtualBox Windows 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

How to Install Windows 98 in VirtualBox on Windows 10? – In this article, we have performed the Windows 98 installation step by step using the Oracle VM VirtualBox virtualization program on the Windows 10 operating system. Thanks for following us!

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