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Old 30-01-2011, 09:17 AM   #11
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I've set up Win98SE and it's working great. Do I need to install any special drivers or is it gonna work just fine without them? Should I dig out my old AOL discs and get free internet while you suckers pay for yours?
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Old 30-01-2011, 10:51 AM   #12
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Don't know how VPC handles the natively installed graphics card, but it might not hurt to try to find Win98 drivers for it. If you're gonna use games with 3D acceleration there you might need them.
For soundcard it's not that necessary, default Windows drivers should do the job unless they can't recognize the card, if it's a recent brand.
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Old 30-01-2011, 10:55 AM   #13
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You'll proably need drivers for whatever hardware VPC is emulating, unless Win98 has that hardware covered by its' bundled driver package.

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Old 30-01-2011, 11:20 AM   #14
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You don't need any drivers, you're covered by Win98SE. VPC emulates very basic hardware, and during the machine creation wizard it asks you what OS you plan to install, surely to make sure the hardware environment is supported. About the graphic card, as Russ said your real one is invisible inside the virtual machine, you only have a shitty 16 MB or so one, emulated with your real CPU.
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Old 31-01-2011, 09:31 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Japo View Post
.....you only have a shitty 16 MB or so one, emulated with your real CPU.
It's only 8MB.

My advise on a Win98SE VPC is:
HDD: 16 GB MAX (8~10GB recommended)
RAM: between 128 MB (MIN) and 384MB (MAX)
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