windows 98 question

#1
I just installed it on a machine for the hell of it. Problem is the computer is a HP Pavilion a343v and it came with XP so I can't find any drivers on the HP site that are compatible with it. The resolution is super big so is there a stand VGA driver I can get?

Also does anyone know of a good Windows 98 community or site for download in upgrading it to some what of todays standards?

All I need the machine for is internet(Fire Fox 2 already installed), instant message/email and old games like Doom.
 


#3
Thanks for the help but neither would install. I think I need

Standard VGA Graphics Adapter 5.2.3790.0

But the computer doesn't have internet yet so I have to use my other computer to download. But every google result links me to Microsoft which has to scan my computer to see if I need it, which I don't on this computer.
 


#5
Yes, unfortunately it takes you to Microsoft. :frown:
 


#6
I just installed it on a machine for the hell of it. Problem is the computer is a HP Pavilion a343v and it came with XP so I can't find any drivers on the HP site that are compatible with it. The resolution is super big so is there a stand VGA driver I can get?

Also does anyone know of a good Windows 98 community or site for download in upgrading it to some what of todays standards?

All I need the machine for is internet(Fire Fox 2 already installed), instant message/email and old games like Doom.
Finding old drivers are a big problem, I ran win ME for a long time and I once bought a $400 scsi controller card and never got to use it becuse the only drivers that were writen for it used XP.

You may want to try this: win 98 device drivers - Google Search
 


Mike

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#7
Your best bet is to run Windows 98 in a virtual machine to play games like Doom, etc. It is crazy -- you have this once ultimate OS that the entire world used on their 486 and Pentium machines now in a window on your laptop.
 


Krypto

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#8
Problem is the computer is a HP Pavilion a343v
I looked all over the internet I could not find a computer with this name is that your exact model number trying to find the specs and hardware for that computer thanks.
 


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