Help with Virtual PC 6

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  1. larosa macrumors newbie

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    Hi -

    I have installed Virtual PC and I want to use it with Windows 98.

    When I start my Win98 machine from the Virtual PC list, I just get a message that reads "OS Not Found - Install as OS on this hard drive".

    I'd love to comply, but I don't know how to do this.

    I have my Windows 98 install CD in the CD drive, but if I try to type anything in, I just get the above message again.
    (I never get a c:\ prompt, just the above message.)

    Please help!
     
  2. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

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    Oh man. I just did this last week and already forgot all the details. I think if you set it to capture the 98 install disk and then restart the PC (in VPC, don't restart your Mac) it will boot from the CD. I think that's how it goes--that's how I got Knoppix to boot anyway.
     
  3. withnail macrumors regular

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    larosa - I'm getting the exact same behavior as you. I have all Windows CD's from 95 to XP, and have tried them all with no joy yet...

    I've tried to (re)start the machine after inserting the CD, and get the same message.

    Anyone???
     
  4. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

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    Don't just insert it and restart. Insert it, then tell VPC to capture the CD, then restart.
     
  5. Schiffi macrumors 6502a

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  6. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

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    Depends if you have the full version or upgrade. Upgrade isn't bootable--you have to install 3.1 or 95 first. The full version is bootable, and even came with a boot floppy--this was in the days before most PCs could boot from a CD.
     
  7. withnail macrumors regular

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    ...yeah, that's what I was doing, with no success. And I was using full versions which should be bootable, too.
     
  8. TEG macrumors 604

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    VPC 6 comes with a disk image that allows you to boot up similarly to the Win98 Boot disk. Once there, it will ask if you want or don't want to start up with CD support. Once you say yes, it runs some dos commands and you will have a ramdrive (Full of dos utilities) and a CD rom. Just go the the correct Drive (usually E:\) and type setup.exe.

    Also, with W98SE disk is bootable as is W98SE-2, they were based off of the Win2K disks for the ability.

    TEG
     

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