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Windows 98 in Intel 915 Possible !!!

Intel Does not support Windows 98 for It's 915 Series. Hence no driver is available for Them

Is there any way to Install and successful use Windows 98 SE in Intel 915 series Motherboard so that all features of the board can be used.

Any compatible driver available or any other method to do the same.

Sugessions....
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rindiCommented:
You could first install an OS that supports the chipset, linux is free! Then get vmware and install w98 inside a vmware virtual machine. You should then be able to use most of the functions of the mainboard through linux using w98!

http://www.vmware.com
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phototropicCommented:
This issue is dealt with here:

http://www.blonnet.com/ew/2005/05/02/stories/2005050200260400.htm

Many people are complaining about this issue. A truly satisfactory resolution has yet to emerge.
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arthurjbCommented:
Of course I have to mention that maybe your focus is wrong.

Rather than asking "How can I run win 98 on the box?", tell the experts what you are trying to do that makes you think you need to use an obsolete operating system on a newer hardware platform.

Maybe someone has solved the same problem with an up to date operating system...
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sunilcomputerAuthor Commented:
Actually My Purpose is Debugging and Disassambling Application which needs stand alone OS.
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arthurjbCommented:
Xp is a standalone os, why do you think you need 98?
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sunilcomputerAuthor Commented:
arthurjb,
             You are right that XP (I am using currently) and Windows 2000 are stand alone OS But, the tools (Some of them are 16 Bit) I gonna use can support Windows 98 Only.

Stand Alone OS means I can't use vmware.
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rindiCommented:
Why do you need all the features of the chipset accesible to w98?
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Joseph NyaemaIT ConsultantCommented:
Why can't you use vmware? What do you mean stando alone OS????

Your test application will run inside windows 98 which is inturn running on a vmware virutal machine.


x^$#!?^%???


vmware is perfect for testing applications.
esecially if you need to test the application on multiple operating systems.
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sunilcomputerAuthor Commented:
Nayema,
I am using SoftIce which is a kernel Level Debugger / Deassembler. When it loads It directly Byepasses the current OS and handles GUI and Input Hardware Directly. VMware runs with help of current OS itself (XP) and tracing applications may be quiet confussing.

Rindi,
It's a good sugession to leave unsupported features those we are not going to use but, It does not detects my CD-ROM.
Following phototropic's sugessions some of the drivers has been Installed but Primary & Secondary IDE Controller is creating problems resulting in CD-ROM invisible.

Regards
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rindiCommented:
Add a PCI IDE card and connect the CD drive to that. OR if it doesn't work with the builtin USB ports, add a PCI USB card and use a USB CD Drive.
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alextoftCommented:
Easy solution to this one:

Take your nice computer to a second-hand computer shop. Exchange it for an old Pentium-II and $100. Install Windows 98 on the old Pentium-II, then take the $100 and go to the pub :)
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gonzal13RetiredCommented:
I would go t e-bay and purchase for about 175 windows xp pro. As mentioned win98 is not supported anymore by Microsoft. Microsoft is even coming out with a new OS system code named "vista' which will make win98 really obsolete. This site is the only one that supports win98.
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