New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus • Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts • Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac Discussion of Classic or running Windows, Linux and other OSes on the Mac.

Windows 98 options?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
Craig

 
Craig's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 04, 2006
Location: Johnstone, UK
Posts: 74
Craig is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 1.83 MacBook 2GB RAM

Craig is offline
Hi everyone.

I am currently a Windows user, but I need a new laptop soon and I am looking seriously at switching to Apple. I like the idea of being able to run both Windows and OSX on the same machine. I have been browsing forums and the Apple site for information and realise there are a few options for this (Bootcamp, Parallels, CrossOver etc.)

I would like to know if there is any way of running Windows 98 on a Mac. I know that Bootcamp has been designed to run XP SP2. I have however, read from some people that other versions are bootable. Is this true? What is my best option (if any) for running 98 on a Mac?

Any information would be helpful. Thanks :mac:
QUOTE Thanks
sursuciofla
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

I wouldn't bother
QUOTE Thanks
coach_z

 
coach_z's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 23, 2004
Location: North NJ
Posts: 3,169
coach_z is a splendid one to beholdcoach_z is a splendid one to beholdcoach_z is a splendid one to beholdcoach_z is a splendid one to beholdcoach_z is a splendid one to beholdcoach_z is a splendid one to beholdcoach_z is a splendid one to beholdcoach_z is a splendid one to behold
Mac Specs: i dont have no mac's

coach_z is offline
i wouldnt suggest installing Win98 because it isnt too secure, and isnt really that great of an operating system at all.

now for installing win98 i dont even know if you can do it. there is that program that will allow you to install xp and then sp2 seperately if needed but im not sure if that program, or one similar, will be able to install win98
-chris

MoTM honor roll...
when?
i dont remember
QUOTE Thanks
Craig

 
Craig's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 04, 2006
Location: Johnstone, UK
Posts: 74
Craig is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 1.83 MacBook 2GB RAM

Craig is offline
Yeah it is a bad system I know. However the situation at the moment is that I have a full version of Win98 and an upgrade to XP SP1. I don't even know if this configuration is able to be installed, but get this, I have LOST my XP disk. Got to be the most expensive thing I've lost. I am not up for buying another copy because it must be somewhere. I would like to be able to install 98 in the meantime though. I know that it's probable that I would have to buy a new full copy of XP, just wondering if there was any known workaround?

Thanks anyway.
QUOTE Thanks
trpnmonkey41

 
Member Since: Jul 22, 2003
Location: Hamilton College
Posts: 7,003
trpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to behold
Mac Specs: 20" iMac C2D 2.16ghz, 13" MacBook 2.0ghz, 60gb iPod vid, 1gb nano

trpnmonkey41 is offline
Only way you could do it is with Parallels (80 bucks)

Don't forget to use the new User Reputation System
QUOTE Thanks
Noxian

 
Noxian's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 17, 2006
Posts: 542
Noxian is a jewel in the roughNoxian is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: MacBook Pro 2.2ghz, 3GB, 250GB - 16GB White iPhone 3G - 2nd Gen 1GB Shuffle

Noxian is offline
First of all you would need to slipstream sp2 into your XP upgrade CD, AND you would also have to be able to eject your XP cd while performing the install so you can insert your 98CD to confirm you have a valid previous version of windows.

The second step is not possible as far as I know since the windows pre installation environment does not support the eject key on Macs natively and you need to install the Boot camp drivers first, which you cant do because you don’t have windows installed yet..

I wouldn’t waste my time with 98, even if you did get it installed I find it highly unlikely you will be able to find drivers for Mac hardware for windows regardless if its Intel hardware or not.

Parrallels will work though with both your Windows 98 cd and your XP sp1 upgrade cd. But that is 80$ you could put toward a full version of Windows XP.
QUOTE Thanks
Logan
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Quote:
Originally Posted by Noxian
I wouldn’t waste my time with 98, even if you did get it installed I find it highly unlikely you will be able to find drivers for Mac for windows 98 hardware regardless if its Intel hardware or not.

My thoughts exactly. Driver support for Win98 when you plop in mac hardware will be like introducing the muslums to christianity. Much conflict indeed.
QUOTE Thanks
Craig

 
Craig's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 04, 2006
Location: Johnstone, UK
Posts: 74
Craig is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 1.83 MacBook 2GB RAM

Craig is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Logan
My thoughts exactly. Driver support for Win98 when you plop in mac hardware will be like introducing the muslums to christianity. Much conflict indeed.
Lol. Thanks alot for the info guys. It looks like I may just have to bite the bullet and buy a full copy of XP and boot it using bootcamp. I wouldn't want to buy parallels, find out the whole setup is a mess, and then have to buy a full XP version. Thanks anyway
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Ubuntu | Dual boot linux on mac w/o windows xp »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Running Windows on a Mac: A Switcher's Guide UncSki1218 Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 80 06-10-2008 10:34 PM
What Apple Should Do To Support Windows On Mac haimson Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 6 08-31-2006 10:50 PM
Options for running windows progs on a mac book? precisionelite Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 2 08-30-2006 05:24 PM
Switcher Article in Today's Times studio34 Switcher Hangout 9 08-11-2006 03:10 PM
Windows Tweaks and Security PowerBookG4 Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 5 07-07-2006 12:31 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:10 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?