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Reply 20 of 25, by yochenhsieh

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Hello,
Just want to report that I have same problem here with Ryzen and Windows 98 VM. I don't have vmware workstation license, so I search and installed VMware-player-6.0.7-2844087. This version works for me.

Reply 21 of 25, by VMwired

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I own a AMD Ryzen 3900X and had the same problem as Marvias.
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Thanks @1541 I was now able to successfully install Windows 98.

Had tested VMware Worksation 12 and 15 without success but with version 10 it finally worked.

Reply 22 of 25, by 1541

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With VmWare 10, I have the issue that drag'n'drop from Win10 to the Win98 desktop will lock up the VM...

In the meantime, I've switched from VmWare to PCem which works flawlessly, however it consumes more CPU power

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Reply 24 of 25, by yochenhsieh

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I can drag file from host (win7/10) to guest (win98) with vmware player 6.0.7. Dragging files out from guest to host will make the guest vm hang/freeze, but it's fine since I normally won't do that (getting files out).

Reply 25 of 25, by marvias

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Damaniel wrote on 2020-02-19, 04:40:

one of the most recent Windows 10 Creator updates prevented pre 15.x VMWare releases from working. I actually use Windows 98 VMs a lot, so it actually sucks that I can't make it work.

12.5.9 actually still works even in 1909 W10. You just have to modify AppCompatFlags registry, so that windows would let it start. This is what I use:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags]
"{3d9912c3-cb54-4f34-ab71-1d429553bf96}"=dword:00000077
"{66f21bbc-149a-411b-8e11-880af7c1266c}"=dword:00000077

BTW with W10 2004 will come next challenge for those using WSL2, since it requires Hyper-V role activated and old VMWare even including current version 15.5 dont run with Hyper-V activated.