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Windows 98 on X41?

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Windows 98 on X41?

#1 Post by chen_xin_ming » Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:46 am

Has anyone here tried to install Windows 98 on X41? I want to do that mostly because I need to sync a vintage PDA through Parallel port, and X41 is the only machine I have that has Parallel.

I had made a good amount of progress, the process is documented here:
https://www.cloudcube.info/2019/12/31/h ... nkpad-x41/

Most of the things work. The only problems is the on-board USB and AC'97 don't work. I wonder if anyone has any solution...

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Re: Windows 98 on X41?

#2 Post by ThreeIguanasPerSecond » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:19 pm

seems like you had a problem similar to how i had issues installing 98SE on my R40, actually it looks almost identical when it comes to that.

my permanent 'fix' was to install several hotfixes that were inside a service pack, i think it was an unofficial service pack for 98SE. whatever it did, it solved all of my problems except for the USB part. that required nusb.exe or something similar, can't remember it that well.
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Re: Windows 98 on X41?

#3 Post by dr_st » Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:27 am

I would avoid installing the full "unofficial service pack", as it can actually cause more problems and is essentially impossible to remove later.

A better approach is installing some specific things that might be needed, starting from nusb.
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Re: Windows 98 on X41?

#4 Post by chen_xin_ming » Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:09 am

An update on this. I actually got the onboard USB and AC-97 sound working. Now most of the X41 hardware are working under Windows 98!
I've uploaded the drivers to my blog (link in the original post). Hope it helps.

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