If you feel nostalgic for a bit of Windows 9x action, or you just want to play some old games that are between DOS and Windows XP, you can either build a retro PC gaming rig, or you can test the water with Virtual Box.Once it’s all done, you too can see how pointless it all is.WIN98SE 's huge driver library has most of the laptops drivers built into the CAB files. If you want a stable laptop, start from an OEM, bare bones, installation of '98SE. Most of the enhancements claimed as new to '98 are there in the 2.1 to 2.5 versions of '95. As soon as the end user entered the serial number of his copy of WIN95, I. WIN98 is also bigger than WIN95, so it takes longer to get running.
🙂 The default VM setting is Sound Blaster 16 compatible.You can use the Windows Midi Synth, but I’ve seen some issues with games. C&C Gold 95 doesn’t seem to work – will investigate further without dx8.1 since it comes with dx3.The Intel 430TX and 440LX chipset drivers for the hard drive controller, PIIX4, for example, more than doubled the transfer rates to a UDMA33 HD.WIN98 has a lot of these drivers built into the product.WIN95 didn't have the correct drivers, however, so these wound up in the Other devices hole. The sound card is the Yamaha OPL-SA3 built on the MB. Under System devices and Hard disk controllers more drivers are either missing or wrong, but this screen still illustrates the point nicely. In the example above the sound card isn't even in the correct section.
These devices had to be reconfigured after the initial installation procedure.You can burn a CD or use an FTP program like I did. When you go to download the page renders pretty bad from whatever file service they use but it’s manageable.Info on getting your sound to work (selecting Soundblaster 16 in the Audio config for the VM) can be found here: https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?CFG Look at the System Properties screen for WIN98, the version number is now 4.10 The version number needs to be 4.10 or higher for WIN98 to accept it.Most of the time a simple text editing will fix the driver's configuration file. Most drivers that are WIN95 compliant seem to be OK with WIN98. You might have to get an updated driver from the manufacturer's WEB site, but that isn't a big deal usually.Battery monitors, Ir Da ports, PCMCIA card readers, odd ball sound chips -- the are a just a few examples of hardware the laptops use that are never found in desktop PCs. The end user had no way to override the installation.