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Windows 98 on new systems

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Hello,

I have a client who is running an application on Windows 98 and won't move on to newer applications.  Is there a way to run Windows 98 on top of a new system like windows 7 such as some emulation mode?
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by:guswebb
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Why not run it as a VM using something like VirtualBox? I do this on my Windows 7 system, running an instance of Windows XP.
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Can you run virtual box on a laptop, windows 7?  I am not familiar with virtual box.

Sorry, I forgot to mention, the run this app on a laptop so they can take it out of the office.
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Yes as long as you have sufficient RAM that you can allocate some to the VM and still leave enough for the host, it should be fine. I have 8GB RAM in my PC and allocate 2GB each to two VMs running in VirtualBox (mostly only run one VM at a time just as and when required) and everything works just fine.
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by:Steve Knight
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Depending upon the apps some olders ones actually run OK On Windows 7 anyway natively, with compatibility mode settings if needed -- e.g. we have some customers using old versions of Lotus Smartsuite, in-house apps etc.

You can also run majority of apps using "Windows XP mode" in Windows 7 which is Windows Virtual PC with a preconfigured Windows XP machine running in a Window....

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by:Danny Child
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I don't think the Accepted answer should be the poster's own comment, and also one that only extends the question - even if it is only getting 0 points.

I'd suggest a 400:100 split between guswebb and Dragon-IT.
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by:tucktech
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great, thanks!
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