Setting up a stable Win98SE VM in Parallels 6

Discussion in 'Windows Virtual Machine' started by ronaande, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. GuillaumeM2

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    I was able to make this work with Parallels 12 under El Capitan

    For the audio driver, I used this driver
    All.exe (Avance Logic AC'97 Sound System Software For Win98SE/Win2000/WinME/WinXP ver: A3.23)

    I tried K9YT01A before that and it didn't work.

    For the network card IRQ hell, removing the LPT port in Parallels settings (configure, then click - on the printer) worked as suggested by Jrh68uk

    For anyone confused about how to transfer files between the mac and windows 98, you only need to "create a new image from folder" in disk utility and chose the image format as hybrid Image (HFS+/ISO/UDF).

    Anyway, it was a fun nostalgic trip down the memory lane
  2. SebastianH3

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    I have the same problems with shutting down my Windows 98 installation on Parallels. Unfortunately the link to the fix with the batch file no longer works (Phase 2 Step 2). Can someone please tell me what the contents of the .bat file must be?

  3. eku1s

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    Forum post can be found on the internet archive. I can confirm this still works as I've just tested with both Win95 and Win98.
  4. MikeR.

    MikeR. Junior Member

    Just in case something happens to the web archive link, here is the fix (the link goes into great details on how to do this, but the quick version is):
    Create a bat file with
    @echo "Fixed"
    as the contents.

    Edit the properties for this bat file and select "Full screen" and "Close on exit" this will create a shortcut for you. place this shortcut in the startup items.
    When this file runs your screen will briefly flash/resize, after this the VM will shutdown / reboot correctly.
  5. Rossh51

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