Solved

A good Virtual PC for Windows 98

Posted on 2004-09-23
6
472 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-15
Hi. Do you know a good virtual pc i can run on Windows 98. I want to use it to run os betas without deleting Windows 98 i usualle use.  It should be without to much configuration cr**
0
Comment
Question by:chriller91
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
6 Comments
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
gusdarino earned 50 total points
ID: 12133736
chriller91:

You should reconsider using win 98 as your host.   The two best solutions on the market are VMWare and MS Virtual PC 2004 (Formally Connectix Virtual PC) but they need NT or XP as the host as a minimum.   If you can't upgrade to XP because your hardware can not handle it then you will not have a good experience running beta os even if you where to install an older version of Virtual PC that runs on Win 98.  MS Virtual PC and VMWare installations are pretty straigh forward and don require much configuration cr**.  Of course, If you want to setup a complicated network of Virtual PC's you will need to do some configuration.

I run MS Virtual PC 2004 at work and VMWare at home.  I prefer VMWare.  I hope this helps.

Gus
0
 

Expert Comment

by:stickooo
ID: 12135664
I would suggest www.gotomypc.com, they even have a free trial.
And you can access your computer even in public place since you don't need to install the remote server on the computer. Basically you just need to have internet connection and internet explorer.

0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:gusdarino
ID: 12135752
stickooo

Unless i misunderstood chriller91, he is looking for a virtual pc and NOT remote desktop access.  gotomypc is a remote desktop access solution.

Gus
0
Use Case: Protecting a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

Microsoft Azure is rapidly becoming the norm in dynamic IT environments. This document describes the challenges that organizations face when protecting data in a hybrid cloud IT environment and presents a use case to demonstrate how Acronis Backup protects all data.

 

Expert Comment

by:noorisha
ID: 12136534
I agree with Gus wholeheartedly. Please consider using windows 2000 pro or xp as your host os.
I have rum vmware on windows 2000 advanced server and was delighted with it.
 
0
 

Expert Comment

by:EricdJ
ID: 12140799
I would mention - in addition to the other- that in case you want to keep your Windows98 as your hosting (and booting) operating system there is no application that provides an virtual pc environment as you need for these (vmware and virtual pc) at least windows NT, but windows 2000/xp is preferred. Furthermore, you need additional system resources (at a very minimum 256 MB and PIII).

If you would experiment with a Windows 98 OS why don't make a multi boot system, so keep one Windows 98 system and install an additional Windows OS to experiment. You can find free multiboot  managers to support you in this. You might consider to create a backup of the initial image (ghost) of your disk or Windows 98 partition so your always able to restore your system.
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:Jorpho
ID: 12143333
Actually, Bochs (http://bochs.sourceforge.net) should run under Windows 98.  Granted, Bochs is an emulator and not a "virtualizer", so it can be quite slow, but it is nonetheless free and will let you test other OS betas.

But as EricdJ said, you're probably better off repartitioning your hard drive and doing multiboots.
0

Featured Post

Comparison of Amazon Drive, Google Drive, OneDrive

What is Best for Backup: Amazon Drive, Google Drive or MS OneDrive? In this free whitepaper we look at their performance, pricing, and platform availability to help you decide which cloud drive is right for your situation. Download and read the results of our testing for free!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
NAS - HP DataVault X510 and Windows Home Server 14 65
Windows 2012 R2 - Backing Up Server 3 104
moto 4g plus phone apps 5 88
red x mark on an audio icon 10 71
Windows 10 is here and for most admins this means frustration and challenges getting that first working Windows 10 image. As in my previous sysprep articles, I've put together a simple help guide to get you through this process. The aim is to achiev…
I use more than 1 computer in my office for various reasons. Multiple keyboards and mice take up more than just extra space, they make working a little more complicated. Using one mouse and keyboard for all of my computers makes life easier. This co…
This tutorial will walk an individual through locating and launching the BEUtility application to properly change the service account username and\or password in situation where it may be necessary or where the password has been inadvertently change…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of configuring basic necessities in order to use the 2010 version of Data Protection Manager. These include storage, agents, and protection jobs. Launch Data Protection Manager from the deskt…

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question