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Windows 98 Guest

Windows 98 Guest

The following steps provide examples of what you may see as your guest operating system recognizes the new virtual hardware. The specific steps may vary, depending on the configuration of the virtual machine.

  1. Power on the virtual machine and let it update the CMOS.
  2. Windows detects an Intel 82371EB Power Management Controller. Go to C:\Windows\System for the necessary file.
  3. Windows detects lpt.vxd. Go to C:\Windows\System for the necessary file.
  4. Windows detects an Intel 82443BX Pentium Processor to PCI bridge. Go to C:\Windows\System for the necessary file.
  5. Windows detects an Intel 82371AB/EB PCI Bus Master IDE controller. Go to C:\Windows\System for the necessary file.
  6. Windows detects an Intel 82371AB/EB PCI to USB Universal host controller. Go to C:\Windows\System for the necessary file.
  7. Windows detects an AMD PCNET Family Ethernet Adapter. Go to C:\Windows\System for the necessary file.
  8. Windows asks for the file uhcd.sys. Enter the location C:\Windows\System32\drivers, then click OK.
  9. Windows asks for the file inetmib1.dll. Enter the location C:\Windows, then click OK.
  10. Windows asks for the file locproxy.exe. Enter the location C:\Windows\System, then click OK.
  11. Windows asks for the file ndishlp.sys. Enter the location C:\Windows, then click OK.
  12. Windows asks for the file wsock.vxd. Enter the location C:\Windows\System, then click OK.
  13. When you finish installing the AMD Family Ethernet Adapter, restart Windows 98.
  14. Plug and Play detects multiple devices and restarts Windows 98.
  15. After the virtual machine restarts, install the new version of VMware Tools. For details, see Installing VMware Tools.
  16. Shut down Windows and power off the virtual machine.
  17. Choose VM > Upgrade Virtual Hardware.
  18. A dialog box cautions you that the operation is irreversible and recommends that you back up the virtual disks before proceeding. If you are ready to proceed, click Yes.
  19. A dialog box displays a message describing what is about to happen. Click OK to continue.
  20. Power on the virtual machine. When Windows boots, it detects the PCI SVGA adapter. Later, it detects the Vmware SVGA II adapter and installs the driver for it automatically.
  21. Windows detects PCI Multimedia Audio and offers to install a driver for it. Click Cancel.
  22. Windows detects an AMD PCNET Family Ethernet adapter. Click Next.
  23. Select Search for the best driver and click Next.
  24. Select Specify a location, enter C:\Windows\System and click Next.
  25. Select The updated driver (Recommended) AMD PCNET Family Ethernet Adapter (PCI-ISA). Click Next.
  26. Windows finds the .inf file for the adapter. Click Next.
  27. Windows asks for the file dhcpsvc.dll. Enter the location C:\Windows\System, then click OK.
  28. Windows asks for the file inetmib1.dll. Enter the location C:\Windows, then click OK.
  29. Windows asks for the file locproxy.exe. Enter the location C:\Windows\System, then click OK.
  30. Windows asks for the file ndishlp.sys. Enter the location C:\Windows, then click OK.
  31. Windows asks for the file wshtcp.vxd. Enter the location C:\Windows\System, then click OK.
  32. A dialog box indicates that Windows has finished installing the software. Click Finish.
  33. To install the sound adapter, follow the directions in Installing Sound Drivers in Windows 9x and Windows NT Guest Operating Systems.
  34. If you have serial ports configured in the virtual machine, go to the Windows Device Manager and uninstall all the COM ports listed there.
  35. Restart the virtual machine.
  36. Windows detects the COM ports and installs them properly.

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