Updating windows 98 to windows xp
First - this is what Virtual PC was created for, and Second - you would then have virtualized CD-ROMs, floppy drives, and everything else and they are all standardized so you only have to look for that one kind of a device, download those drivers, and not worry about the fact that you have the latest whiz-bang equipment. If you were going to use the Apple ][ emulator - I'd suggest Cider Press. It isn't even true that Windows v3.1 can not use multi-gigabyte disk drives or memory.
Virtual PC translates your requests into whatever your current device uses. The virtual 98se thinks it is writing to a compatible ethernet connection. There actually are programs out there that will allow you to either make ram drives to use the large amounts of memory you have and large disk drives can be partitioned down into smaller ones.
The thing is - I could do it and it didn't require any kind of special program to do it even. It was a special order card but the software that accessd it came from Applied Engineering from all the way back in the 1980s.
When they only dreamed of having huge memory cards. All of those older systems will still work with the internet just like the ][ , //e, //c, //gs, Lisa Mac and even the original Macintosh, Amiga, and Atari systems will work with the internet.
Anything with a shell or extension is a driver that will Windows XP will be using to launch your applications.
One of the most common problems you will see for computers that don’t have the latest Windows XP drivers installed is the Device Manager error codes, which happens when a hardware fails to install properly.
To make sure your computer and devices are performing to their max, you need to make sure you have the latest drivers installed on your computer.obviously Microsoft doesn't have them any more and Windows 98 SE isn't even internet compatible anymore...Google only brought up a bunch of fake, broken, or microsoft links that claim they aren't supported...I realize that it is almost a year after this topic was first posted but I just decided to install Windows 98se onto a system and came across this. So things that were included after version three(v3) of HTML - WILL BE IGNORED. The thing about HTML, XML, CSS, and any other part to the web specifically states that if the commands are not recognized - they must be ignored.Since a couple of the answers are not exactly right - I thought I'd reply. It IS compatible with any website currently on the internet BUT it may not run all of the content on those websites. This was done so older web browsers would not crash when they come across something they are not capable to handle.