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Can Win98 Be Booted From A Dvd Drive?

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#1 orbweb


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Posted 18 April 2007 - 03:51 PM

I would like to be able to load Win98 from a rom drive. Is this possible? This would be my preference, but if not, can I boot it from an external USB hard disk drive?


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Posted 18 April 2007 - 05:01 PM

Try it and find out. I'm listening to a music CD right now, from my DVD player
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Posted 24 April 2007 - 11:06 AM

Although a lot of things will work either from the optical drive or thumb drive, Win 98 was just not designed to do that. If you had a computer BIOS that was able to boot from the thumb drive, and you installed it to that drive, then possibly. Older computers do not have that capability. Live Linux CDs are specifically designed to be bootable. Win 98 CDs are not.

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 01:04 PM

I do not see why not as long as your motherboard supports booting from a USB device. If so then it should work but it might not because like Herk said it was not designed to do that.

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