I was goofing around the other day trying to get MSDOS 6.22 and Windows for Workgroups 3.11 working on Hyper-V. It's amazing how much I still remember about optimizing upper memory blocks. Either way, I did get WFW to go through setup but when I typed WIN it hung after the splash screen.
All fun aside, I was recently contacted by a potential client who needs an install created and tested on Windows 98! I don't know about you, but I haven't used Windows 98 in a good 6 or 7 years.
Now lately a lot has been made about Microsoft trying to kill of Windows XP, but has any one noticed how many operating systems have been killed over at MSDN Subscriber Dowloads? Windows 98 is *GONE* allegedly due to the Sun vs Microsoft Java war.
Then there is the problem that Hyper-V doesn't support Windows 98 integration components. Virtual Server 2005 is probably a better choice since it emulates an Intel 440BX/82371AB South Bridge with S3 Trio 64 video card. This is hardware that Windows 98 should be very comfortable with.
Well, here's hoping for the best. We'll see how far I get before I want to just go find an old computer off of Craigslist for this one time project.
However I'm going to give Hyper-V a try for now. I've hunted around and found a copy of Windows 98 so here's hoping for the best.