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#1 Ben Woodruff

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 07:12 PM

I'm trying to install Windows 98SE in Parallels.
I have a Windows 98SE CD (which I thought was bootable).
Apparently it's not, or at least Parallels can't boot from it.

Well anyways, I thought no big deal, I'll just make a Win98 startup disk that has CD support and run setup from there.

No dice on that either. When I try to run setup it tells me "This program requires Microsoft Windows."
hmmm... you'd think if I had Windows installed I wouldn't be trying to install it.
I was pretty sure you could start Win98 setup from a boot disk.
If I can't boot from the CD, how can I do it?
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Posted 27 January 2007 - 07:55 PM

http://forum.parallels.com/archive/index.php/t-160.html
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#3 Ben Woodruff

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 08:34 PM

http://forum.parallels.com/archive/index.php/t-160.html


Read the whole thing. Didn't help :thumbsup:
Most of what was suggested I mentioned I have tied (booting from a floppy).
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Posted 10 February 2007 - 08:27 PM

No I'm afraid Win9x*Grinler CD's aren't bootable you need to download a Win98 bootable floppy with CD Rom support. Make sure your boot sequence in the BIOS is set to Floppy first. Then ideally you need Format.com and Fdisk.exe on the boot disk so you can do a fresh install. Don't forget if you are installing Win98se from a fresh install then you will also need any additional drivers for Video, Sound card, Monitor maybe, Printer etc. :thumbsup:

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 01:26 PM

No I'm afraid Win9x*Grinler CD's aren't bootable you need to download a Win98 bootable floppy with CD Rom support. Make sure your boot sequence in the BIOS is set to Floppy first. Then ideally you need Format.com and Fdisk.exe on the boot disk so you can do a fresh install. Don't forget if you are installing Win98se from a fresh install then you will also need any additional drivers for Video, Sound card, Monitor maybe, Printer etc. :thumbsup:


All Win98SE and WinME CDs are bootable unless they are homemade copies that weren't created bootable. I would ask for a solution at our Apple/DOS/PDA/Other section or to a Mac forum that deals with using Parallels Virtual Machine.
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