Best way to use a Win98 software in a Win7 machine
Posted on 2013-05-13
Hello, one of my clients wants to keep using a database software which doesn't work under anything beyond Win98SE.
If I try to use it in a newer OS, I always get an out of memory error, no matter which compatibility options I choose. Editing system.ini doesn't work either.
There is no convincing my client to upgrade the software, so my question is: which is the best way to have this software run under a Win98SE Virtual Machine?
The software handles two com port printers and a parallel port barcode reader, so I need the virtual machine to communicate with all these ports. Also, the software has a security usb key, and I need that to work with the virtual machine too.
Any suggestions? Thanks guys.