Is this possible?

TSE

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Hi, I am interested in doing something that might not be possible.

I have an HP DM3, the ATI version. I have been interested in running Windows 98 to try and get it to run older games and programs seamlessly that don't exactly run on Windows 7/XP that great or at all.

Is it possible to create a partition, install Windows 98, then install the drivers from the drivers disc I have? Would they work? Would I be able to run older games?
 

MrBrekke

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Oct 1, 2009
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Hi, I am interested in doing something that might not be possible.

I have an HP DM3, the ATI version. I have been interested in running Windows 98 to try and get it to run older games and programs seamlessly that don't exactly run on Windows 7/XP that great or at all.

Is it possible to create a partition, install Windows 98, then install the drivers from the drivers disc I have? Would they work? Would I be able to run older games?
possible but your drivers would most likely not be supported by win 98.

check with ATI.

just run xp and set the games .exe file to run i compatibility Win 98. that should work out a lot better for you.
 

TSE

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It's possible, but I need 3d to be supported and none of the VMs support 3D for Windows 98, only the .NT operating systems.

I am thinking maybe XP would be the way to go, but I still would have problems with some programs, so I kind of don't want to go that route.

... I do have an older computer at my house that runs Windows 98, is there any way I can use that as a server and run the operating system and program and access it from my laptop?
 

MrBrekke

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Oct 1, 2009
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Norway
It's possible, but I need 3d to be supported and none of the VMs support 3D for Windows 98, only the .NT operating systems.

I am thinking maybe XP would be the way to go, but I still would have problems with some programs, so I kind of don't want to go that route.

... I do have an older computer at my house that runs Windows 98, is there any way I can use that as a server and run the operating system and program and access it from my laptop?
can i suggest installing xp as a dual boot option on your HP laptop?

that would save you a lot of problems. and it is a easy process to do.

but to answer your question. yes. just access it remotely from your laptop. remote desktop :)
 

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